Angus T. Jones, the teen actor from ‘Two and a Half Men’, who caused a media furor by calling the show ‘filth’ and unworthy of viewers, apologized on Tuesday for his remarks.
What made him change his mind so quickly? Maybe the $8 million check he was offered for the show, which he accepted only because God told him so. If you didn’t know Angus was made famous by the exact show whose crew, cast and creator he disrespected. He started working on the show at the age of 9 and now he is being paid $350,000 an episode!
“I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed. I never intended that,” he said.
Although he apologized he did not retract his YouTube appeal in which he encourages fans to stop watching the show “and filling your head with filth” or his claims of discomfort of being part of it. His claims were prompted by his new-found Christian beliefs, which made him become a “true God-fearing person.”
In 2011 CBS comedy fired Charlie Sheen, the hooker-happy character of ‘Two and a Half Men’, for smoking crack and feuding with executive producer Chuck Lorre. Angus’ video was made by Seventh-day Adventist Christopher Hudson, known for his fiery sermons given in YouTube videos, in which he has compared President Obama with Hutler, and said that Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna are “in league with Lucifer.”
“With Angus’ Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed,” Sheen told People magazine.