Tuesday, November 27, 2012
'Two and a Half Men' star Angus T. Jones begs fans to stop watching: 'I don't want to be on it'
By Carina Adly MacKenzie November 26, 2012 1:24 PM ET
Now in its tenth season, CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" has survived multiple scandals. From Charlie Sheen's arrest in 2009 to his tigerblood wizard meltdown in 2011, not to mention Ashton Kutcher's personal drama after taking over for Sheen, the show seems to be a magnet for off-screen drama.
Now, Angus T. Jones, the highest-paid teenager on television, is the one stirring up problems. The 19-year-old Jones, who plays Jake Harper on the show, has released two videos begging fans to stop watching the long-running series.
Jones claims that he has found religion thanks to a man named Christopher Hudson. Hudson, who is better known as Forerunner, is known for his YouTube videos detailing how occult practices contaminate society. In his videos, Hudson frequently preaches about occult evils influencing the entertainment industry and the government.
In his videos, Jones says he has accepted the Seventh Day, and feels star-struck by Hudson. "I'm like, 'Dang, man of God, Forerunner, right here. I can touch him, I can give him a hug...' Like, seriously. God is great. It's just, like, one of those things."
Through finding God, Jones says, he has come to reject television and "Two and a Half Men." He calls the show "filth" and says he wishes he wasn't on it -- despite the fact that he makes an estimated $300,000 per episode.
"Jake from 'Two and a Half Men,' means nothing," Jones says in the videos, which were filmed in his trailer on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. "He is a non-existent character. 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. Please stop watching it, please stop filling your head with filth."
"It's bad news," he continues. "I don't know if it means any more coming from me, but you might not have heard it otherwise. So just watch out. A lot of people don't like to think about how deceptive the enemy is. He's been doing this for a long longer than any of us have been around. So we can't play around. There's no playing around when it comes to eternity."
Jones' statements are particularly surprising as he's never been known to speak out against the show before. In fact, just a month ago Jones and his co-stars grinned for photos, like the one above, at a party celebrating show creator Chuck Lorre's new book, comprised of the vanity cards that appear on screen after each episode.
In the testimony below, though, Jones seems to be referring to Lorre as "the enemy."