Angus T. Jones tells people to stop watching ‘filth’ like ‘Two & a Half Men’

I live in a pretty conservative, evangelical-heavy area. I’m well-versed in many of the super-conservative Christian arguments for or against almost everything. I call those people “Churchies” (it’s actually a Simpsons reference) – and I call them that without derision or contempt. For the most part, they are decent, hard-working people and I’m happy that they are my neighbors and my Christian yogurt providers (no joke!), although I do go out of my way to avoid substantive conversations with the Churchies. Mostly because conversations tend to come around to “So, which church do you go to?” Me: “Um, none. I’m not a church-goer.” Them: “Oh. Okay… um….” Yeah. Anyway, this story just reminded me of my neighbors.

It seems that Angus T. Jones, best known as that child-actor-turned-young-adult-actor on Two and A Half Men, is a Churchie. After experimenting with drugs and alcohol and fast cars in his youth, the 19-year-old has found God. He’s also found is inner judgy bitch, and his foot has found his mouth. In a “video testimonial” (the Churchies love that), Angus tells people to stop watching Two and a Half Men because it’s “filth” that will rot your brain. Sure, I agree with him, but no one is paying me $350,000 an episode, so… why not just quit the (literally) Godforsaken show?

Those are some fighting words, Angus T. Jones! In a shocking new video testimonial for Forerunner Chronicles posted to YouTube, Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer’s 19-year-old Two and a Half Men costar — better known as Jake Harper to fans — rips his CBS series and urges viewers not to tune in.

“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men,” the actor said during his religious testimonial, in which he opened up about his upbringing. “I’m on Two and a Half Men, and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it, and filling your head with filth.”

“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 television, especially with what you watch on television… it’s bad news,” ranted Jones, who has appeared on the CBS series since its 2003 debut. “Jake from Two and a Half Men means nothing.”

Jones also suggests that Satan is somehow involved with “Two and a Half Men.”

He continues, “If I am doing any harm, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be contributing to the enemy’s plan … You cannot 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.”

Recently romancing Miley Cyrus’ character Missi during her October guest arc, Jones argued that his character was hidden behind a computer until her appearances and not used to his full potential.

“My character does Skype calls. He only does one scene Skype calls and that’s one reason it was awesome having Miley [Cyrus] on the show, because they actually brought my character out of the computer and into the actual set again,” Jones told E! News. “It’s easy but it’s boring.”

[From TMZ and Us Weekly]

I mean… if that’s what he really believes now then God speed and God bless. My problem is that it seems unprofessional, but considering this was a show that began as a vehicle for Charlie Sheen, I think the bar has been set pretty low. It’s actually weird to me that Angus managed to survive intact for years and years while Charlie Sheen was on set, and then as soon as Ashton Kutcher got there, suddenly Angus is super-Christian and he thinks the show is crap? I don’t know. The show IS crap, so how mad can we really be at Angus? I guess I would just appreciate this a little bit more if Angus hadn’t cashed all of those crazy paychecks, you know?

UPDATE: TMZ says that Angus hasn’t informed producers that he wants to leave the show, nor have producers talked about forcing him out. So it looks like – for now – the kid gets to bad-mouth his show AND get paid.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. erika says:

    what a selfish prick…

    angus, I have an idea for you, QUIT the show if your aesthetic morals are that high! oh! i know, ashamed at the bloody money you make (MILLIONS) of off such filth? then dedicate your entire salary to a needy organization…come on..

    STAND BY YOUR WORD….don’t sneer at me you billionaire prick for having such low morals to watch such ‘filth’ when you’re sitting on your fat ass gobbling up $100 bills to wipe your ass with while the rest of America STRUGGLES.

    ps- I stopped watching your show years ago not for the filth factor, but for the talentless prick factor involved and now i’m not just talking Sheen….

  2. Caitlin says:

    I’m from Oklahoma, one of the reddest, Christian-est states in the Union, and honestly I bet you that the vast majority of people I know would agree with this kid wholeheartedly. I used to attend one of the more progressive churches in OKC, and even there this hoo-ha about “the enemy” came up all the time. I agree he’s being a jerk, a hypocrite, and a little overly zealous, but many of these comments make it sound as though he’s wayyyy out on the fringe with his beliefs. Let me tell you – he’s not. He’s newly-converted and passionate and excited, but it certainly does seem as though his fervor has clouded his ability to think logically and self-reflexively. But, honestly, that’s the case with most Christians.

  3. ezra says:

    That preacher is a manipulative bastard and I hope this young idiot wakes up and gets the hell away from his clutches.
    Bet Angus has donated a lot of his earnings from this “unholy” show to the preacher man whom I bet has no qualms having his pockets filled by this “filthy” money. I too have a brother who was taken in by these fundamentalist cult bastards and believe me they can do such a number on a troubled vulnerable mind & they can destroy entire families. RUN ANGUS RUN!!!