Teen star of ‘Two and a Half Men’ calls show ‘filth’

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(CNN) — For a comedy, “Two and a Half Men” brings a lot of drama.

Angus T. Jones, the 19-year-old actor who has played the “Half” man, Jake Harper, since 2003, calls the sitcom “filth” in a taped interview that recounts his religious experience.

“Jake from ‘Two and a Half Men’ means nothing. He’s [a] nonexistent character. If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching,” Jones says toward the end of the clip, which was posted to YouTube on Monday.

“I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth. Please. People say it’s just entertainment … do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to the television and especially with what you watch on television,” he continued. “It’s bad news. I don’t know if it means anymore coming from me, but you might not have heard it otherwise.”

Jones then references “the enemy’s” deception, presumably meaning Satan, and assuring listeners that “there’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”

He notes at one point in the video that he doesn’t want to contribute “to the enemy’s plan,” and that people may view actors like himself and think, “‘Oh, I can be a Christian and be on a show like “Two and a Half Men.”‘ You can’t. You can not be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t. I’m not OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show. You go all or nothing.”

A rep for the CBS show told CNN “no comment” on Jones’ remarks.


  • Rick Keyes

    Guess he likes the money. No one is forcing him to stay on the show. What are they feeding the stars of that show? First Charlie now Angus. Both nutty. Angus it is OK to have your religious beliefs but you have made tons of money from the show already. Isn't it a tad hypocritical that you are still on the show? Maybe you should donate your ill-begotten gains to a church or charitable organization and quit the show.

  • VAM

    Ok, so quit. The character is off in the military right now anyway so he doesn't show up often. He can quit the show and they can find someone else to play Jake. The difference in appearance can be explained by his maturing. I'm sure they can find another actor of similar enough features to pull it off. No one is holding a gun to his head.

  • Judy

    I am so glad he is adult enough to state his feelings and realize that he is not happy with that show and yes it is filth I do not watch it, and I have never cared for it. He is on a contract people so leave him alone and let him make his own decisions about what he will do next in his life. I love that he is not ashamed of God and all his goodness and those of you who don't like it to bad, it's his life not yours. I now respect that young man so much !!!

  • Kathryn

    I like to give myself a little more credit as an intelligent human being by choosing not to believe that a simple television show is going to make me evil. Explicit content, subliminal messaging, or what have you, no right-minded individual goes from completely normal to Satanist by watching tv. Don't get me wrong, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, I just happen to believe that there are people in this world who are intelligent enough to know how to distinguish fiction from non-fiction and apply their own moral code of ethics to their lives as opposed to basing their belief system on a fictional tv show. All television has brain-washing qualities, it's the power of the individual that is the deciding factor over whether they're affected by it.

  • UnionMess

    Wait, he can't quit the show. What's wrong with you. That's not how religious nuts work. Typical Holy Roller…sin during the week and then ask for forgiveness at church. Monday starts all over again.

  • Christina

    I will be praying for his strength to walk away… Angus' knowing God will provide in the wake of the financial loss and acting on said belief in faith will speak volumes to each Christian who has yet to mature in this area of life.

    Guard your eyes and ears brethren.

  • Mike

    So tired of hearing about religious nut cases and their belief system that they break all the time. Let’s sin all the time knowing your doing something wrong then ask for forgiveness. Most Christians are the biggest bigots in history. Break the

  • Nathaniel Turner

    Its programming and not so long ago we were cautious with what we allowed into our homes, what ate and what we allowed into our hear and believed to be true. These harmless shows are just the Trojan horse. I havent had a tv in my home for 12 years and didnt brag or try to convert people and one very major difference is what I believe and my very close friends believe to be true. The drug addict does not unconsciously go to the dope man and live in a constant state of fear disguised buy the things he has bought, they say I want to get high and they do it. Tel lie vision has millions behaving like someone who has been hypnotized and cant even see it. why do you think they keep making them bigger? so the person who was a safe distance wont be and they never see it coming

  • Mike

    So tired of hearing about religious nut cases and their belief system that they break all the time. Let’s sin all the time knowing your doing something wrong then ask for forgiveness. Most Christians are the biggest bigots in history. Break the contract and pay whatever back if you think what you are doing is so wrong. We all have choices so stop pretending like no one does.

  • A.M. T.

    I think you all are sick people. Angus is right, the show seems to be basted only on sex. They need to come up with better writers. There is more to life than sex. All the other sitcoms are not just about sex. Get more humor into it. Keep it clean.

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