HOLLYWOOD, November 28, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – After criticizing the show in which he co-stars as “filth,” Angus T. Jones of Two and a Half Men has issued an apology making clear he respects his production crew and cast despite the program’s content.
“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,” said Jones, 19, who plays “Jake” on the show. “I never intended that.”
The 19-year-old addressed his remarks specifically to producers “Chuck Lorre, Peter Roth and many others at Warner Bros. and CBS,” who had “become an extension of my family.”
“I thank them for the opportunity they have given and continue to give me and the help and guidance I have and expect to continue to receive from them.”
Working on the program, Jones added, has been “one of the most significant experiences in my life to date.”
Jones has no role on the show in the next two episodes. It is unclear whether he will return to the series in 2013.
The apology follows comments Jones made in an internet video describing his conversion to Christianity. Jones grew up attending a Christian school, but began experimenting with drugs before accepting Christ at a Seventh Day Adventist church in California.
“I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be on it,” he said. He described the sex-laden show as “filth” and implored his viewers to stop watching. “You cannot be a true, God-fearing person and be on a television show like that.”
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In remarks that have been interpreted by entertainment industry watchers as a response to Jones, the show’s producer Chuck Lorre on Monday wrote on one of his post-show vanity cards that, “We are all God in drag,” but some choose to be “angry, frightened and enslaved.”
Former co-star Charlie Sheen, who left the show after a well-publicized falling out with Lorre, referred to Jones’ comments as a “Hale-Bopp-like meltdown.”
“The show is cursed,” he said.
Leaving the show would cost the young actor $350,000 per episode.