CBS star apologizes for dissing his show
November 28, 2012
The latest controversy on “Two and a Half Men” seems to have been diffused, at least for now.
Last night Angus T. Jones, who plays “half man” Jake on the hit CBS comedy, issued an apology for comments he made in a video that went viral online, in which he described the comedy as “filth” and begged people to stop watching it.
“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. I never intended that,” says Jones in the statement.
Jones made the video as part of his testimony for the Forerunner Chronicles, an Alabama church, in which he discusses his religious awakening. He recently began attending a Seventh Day Adventist church and says he has turned his life over to God.
Jones, who is paid $350,000 per episode, has actually appeared on the show less frequently this season. His character joined the army at the end of last season, and his face time this season has been largely during Skype sessions with his father, played by Jon Cryer, and his new roommate, played by Ashton Kutcher.
Kutcher, of course, came to the show last year after its previous controversy over bad boy Charlie Sheen’s drug use and personal attacks on creator Chuck Lorre. Sheen was fired, but he has continued to spar with Lorre, CBS and producer Warner Bros. since.
Jones so far has not faced any disciplinary action. Warner Bros. has not publicly commented on the situation, but Jones is not scheduled to appear in the two episodes being filmed before the holiday break, which were written before the controversy began.
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