Angus T Jones grew up before our eyes, putting the precocious “half” in CBS’ Two and a Half Men. So imagine Goss Gawkers surprise when Jones issued a very public plea (a la YouTube video) urging fans to boycott the award-winning sitcom he’s starred in since he was 10.
Two and a Half Men kept fans in stitches with its sidesplitting storylines about stars an uptight dad and his hedonistic philandering brother — who found themselves living under the same roof.
Yeah — real “filth,” if you ask Angus.
“Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth,” Jones, 19, said in a video posted to the Interwebs on Monday. “People say it’s just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television in your brain and I promise you, you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to…what you watch on television. It’s bad news.”
The 15-minute religious testimonial was uploaded by the Forerunner Christian Church, a California sanctuary where Jones says he recently found Christ. Jones’ recent discovery of the Holy Bible made him uncomfortable with the risquÃ© humor that has made Two and a Half Men one of television’s most-watched comedies for nearly a decade.
“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men,” Jones says in the video. “I’m on Two and a Half Men and I don’t want to be on it. 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’m not okay with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show.”
Oy — way to tank the ratings, kiddo. Two and a Half Men, now in its 10th season, is watched by about 14 million Americans each week. In 2010, Jones inked a two season, 26-episode contract bumping his salary up to $300,000 per episode.
Not surprisingly, neither CBS or Warner Bros. — which produces the comedy — would comment on Jones’ remarks. Angus’ newfound religion could be the last spate of trouble for the series. Charlie Sheen was fired during Season 8 for his erratic behavior and chronic crack use. He was replaced by Ashton Kutcher in Season 9.