‘Two and a Half Men’ teen Angus T. Jones says ‘stop watching’
BY BIll keveney November 26, 2012 5:00PM
Updated: December 28, 2012 6:20AM
“Two and a Half Men” has a new critic — and he’s on the inside.
In a YouTube video, Angus T. Jones, who plays the teen Jake Harper on the CBS sitcom, tells viewers not to watch the series because it contains “filth.” His comments are part of a religious testimony given to a Christian church.
“If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men. I don’t want to be on it. ... Please stop filling your head with filth,” he says.
He continues: “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 and especially with what you watch on the television. It’s bad news.”
Jones gives his testimony sitting with a representative of the Forerunner Christian Church in Fremont, Calif. They’re in his trailer on the Warner Bros. studio lot, where the series is filmed.
“You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that,” he said. “I know I can’t.”
Jones, 19, who began on “Men” as a boy, has grown up during its 10-season run.
The Thursday night series, one of TV’s most popular shows over its run, has been criticized at times for its adult-oriented content. And it ran into a publicity buzzsaw in spring 2011 when star Charlie Sheen was fired after making disparaging comments about show creator Chuck Lorre, though it recovered with the addition of Ashton Kutcher to the cast that fall.
Warner Bros., which produces “Men,” declined comment on Jones’ statements.
Gannett News Service