Angus T. Jones, the kid who grew up for 10 years on the TV Show “Three and a Half Men” as Charlie Sheen’s nephew, witnessing all of his drug-induced debauchery, went on a videotaped rant recently. In the rant Angus explained how he had just joined a “Black” Seventh Day Eventist Church, where he felt “the most comfortable.” He said about his role on the TV show, “Jake from ‘Two and a Half Men’ means nothing. 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. Please stop filling your head with filth, please. People say it’s entertainment … the fact that it’s entertainment … do some research on the effect of television on your brain and you’ll have a decision to make…It’s bad news. A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is.”
Though he makes $350,000 per episode for twenty shows per year, Angus, now 19, said he came to this epiphany after watching a Forerunner Chronicle YouTube video about the rapper A$AP Rocky. In the video, host Charles Hudson, explains how rappers like A$AP, Tyler the Creator and Kanye West use occult symbolism to make their audience susceptible to the Devil’s influence instead of Jesus Christ. And though many valid points were made on the corrupting influence of the media in general and some rappers in particular, the fire and brimstone Christianity does have an over-the-top feel to it which makes it a little David Koreshish. Angus even recanted and apologized for his statements one day after the video was aired.
In a statement released the next day, Angus siad, “I have been the subject of much discussion, speculation and commentary 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 Half Men with whom I have worked and over the past 10 years who have become an extension of my family.
Chuck Lorre, 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.
I also want all of the crew and cast on our show to know how much I personally care for them and appreciate their support, guidance and love over the years. I grew up around them and know that the time they spent with me was in many instances more than with their own families. I learned life lessons from so many of them and will never forget how much positive impact they have had on my life.
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.”