Actor sorry for Two and a Half Men remark

2012-11-28 07:45
Los Angeles -The US actor on Two and a Half Men who called the hit TV series "filth" apologised on Tuesday, as he scrambled to keep his job on what its former star Charlie Sheen said was a "cursed" show.

Angus T Jones voiced remorse a day after a video surfaced on a Christian church's website, in which he urged viewers not to watch the top-rated comedy show.

"I apologise 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. I never intended that," he said in a statement.

He added: "I have been the subject of much discussion… over the past 24 hours. While I cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or misunderstanding, there is one thing I want to make clear.

"Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and a Half Men with whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family."

'The show is cursed'

Nineteen-year-old Jones, who reportedly earns $350 000 an episode playing the character Jake in the show now starring Ashton Kutcher, attacked the programme after apparently undergoing a religious revelation.

"If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I'm on Two and a Half Men, and I don't want to be on it," he said in a video posted by the Forerunner Christian Church on YouTube.

"Please stop watching it; stop filling your head with filth. Please," he said in the video.

Jones signed up for a new one-year contract in May for the show - from which Sheen was sacked last year after he gave a series of increasingly erratic and explosive interviews about the show's producer, Chuck Lorre.

Sheen said shortly before Jones' apology that he thought the series was plagued.

"With Angus's Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed," Sheen told People magazine, referring to the fiery comet.

'I thank them for the opportunity'

Sheen - who portrayed hedonistic jingle writer Charlie Harper - was replaced by Kutcher on the top-rated comedy series, which has been a hit since it was launched in 2003.

In his apology on Tuesday, Jones added fulsome praise for its producers.

"Chuck Lorre, (executive producer) Peter Roth and many others at Warner Bros and CBS are responsible for what has been one of the most significant experiences in my life to date.

"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," he said.

Warner Bros, which makes the show along with CBS, has remained tight-lipped about Jones' outburst. A Warner Bros spokesperson, Paul McGuire, declined to comment when asked by AFP for a reaction to Jones' apology.

Watch Angus T Jones lash out at Two and a Half Men here:


  • djim.bie - 2012-11-28 07:54

    But it is nice filth.

      sheamus.drager - 2012-11-28 08:53

      You're going broke in a minute, you're going broke in a minute (sung to the tune of Guantanamera)

      albert.m.burger - 2012-11-28 09:22

      Charlie's wizard powers working on the cast!!!

  • Jacques - 2012-11-28 08:07

    That speech was sooooo written by someone else. Saddos.

  • preshen.govender.12382 - 2012-11-28 08:16

    must be he was drunk

      Bob.Cee123 - 2012-11-28 08:29

      Drunk on the blood of Jeeeeezuz

      rodney.louis.7 - 2012-11-28 12:29

      or a cheap publicity stunt

  • ian.robertreid - 2012-11-28 08:25

    You should b sorry Jake? two and a half men was a great show~ never missed it? i,m sorry that Charlie Sheen is out~ he made the show??

      william.nettmann - 2012-11-28 08:31

      No Charlie Sheen, no show.

      dou.toit - 2012-11-28 08:31

      Charlie Sheen made the show. Not so good without him

  • wayne.jubber - 2012-11-28 08:30

    Dont hear him crying about the $350000 he makes per episode is that filthy money or does he use it?

      elewies - 2012-11-28 09:01

      Yeah when he decides to hand over all the blood money I will believe him

  • Bob.Cee123 - 2012-11-28 08:31

    Too little too late, matey boy. Your brain-fart will quite likely be the all too avoidable end of yours and other people's careers.

  • rohin.jadin - 2012-11-28 08:34

    i saw one episode with ashton in it - really not good at all. the show is not gonna be carrying on much longer IMO.

  • Brad - 2012-11-28 08:36

    The Forerunner Church has possibly risked $140000 in monthly tithes from this kid.

      Bob.Cee123 - 2012-11-28 08:49

      Yeah baby, here comes a bran' noo Mursaydeeeeez Benz for the good pastor, an' a spare one, jus' in case, ya nevah knowz.

  • omar.hartley - 2012-11-28 08:39

    Seems he might have stumbled across 'mind control' and the effects of television and programming.

  • jennifer.h.jordaan - 2012-11-28 09:03

    its good enough for you to get rich off....

  • rhett.deklerk - 2012-11-28 09:03

    Definately sounds like he stumbled onto some research

  • lablue.phoenix - 2012-11-28 09:08

    The show isn't funny, never was, never will be. I'd rather watch Seinfeld and Frasier DVDs for the rest of my life.

      bones.mine - 2012-11-28 11:00

      Thats what happens when you get stuck in a time zone 2 decades ago. Shame you poor thing.

      lablue.phoenix - 2012-11-28 11:34

      How exactly is this show funny? Modern Family, Community, shows like that are funny. Canned laughter is a thing of the past and it only works with shows like Seinfeld, Frasier, Three's Company, Cheers etc.

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2012-11-28 10:17

    Good for you.. rather late than never

  • kventer - 2012-11-28 11:50

    Has become a stupid filthy show .... stopped watching it long long time ago.

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