Only in Hollywood is conversion to Christianity compared to a drug-induced “meltdown.”
Everybody’s now familiar with the news that the “half man” on CBS’s Two and a Half Men joined a Christian church in Alabama and released a video where he calls the sitcom “filth” and urges viewers to stop watching.
As Matthew Archbold at Creative Minority Report put it, it appears the half man “is now a real man.”
I don’t want to make any claims about the authenticity or longevity of Mr. Jones’ conversion, and I don’t know anything about the church he’s joined up with. I pray he’s sincere and is able to stay the course.
But what’s amazing is how his reported conversion to Christian faith and profession of traditional sexual values is somehow being compared to the meltdown of former lead Charlie Sheen.
For example, on a screenshot of Sheen and Jones from the show, the UK’s Daily Mail writes: “Cursed? Both actors have apparently suffered very public meltdowns”.
It appears the theme began with Sheen himself, who told People magazine: “With Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed.”
Sheen himself was canned from the show in 2011 after a series of bizarre outbursts and attacks on the producer, apparently connected to alcohol and drug abuse.
In various interviews, the actor infamously claimed he was a “warlock,” and that he had “tiger blood” and “Adonis DNA”. “I’m tired of pretending I’m not a total bitchin’ rock star from Mars,” he said.
On the other hand, here’s Jones’ now-famous advice to viewers: “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.”
Seems like good counsel, but I guess in the sex and drugs world of Hollywood the two “outbursts” are really not that much different.