'Two and a Half Men' star slams own show as 'filth'
LOS ANGELES, United States - An actor on "Two and a Half Men" has lashed out at his own hit US televison show, urging viewers to stop "filling your head with filth," after apparently undergoing a religious revelation.
Nineteen-year-old Angus T. Jones, who reportedly earns $350,000 an episode playing the character Jake in the show starring Ashton Kutcher, made the comments in Christian testimony recorded in his production trailer.
"Jake from 'Two and a Half Men' means nothing. He is a nonexistent character ... ," Jones said, in an extended video posted by the Forerunner Christian Church on YouTube on Monday, November 25, according to the Los Angeles Times.
"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 added.
Jones signed up for a new one-year-contract in May for "Two and a Half Men" -- whose former central star Charlie Sheen was sacked after he underwent a public meltdown -- the LA Times said.
"Please stop watching it; stop filling your head with filth. Please. People say it's just entertainment," he said in the video, viewable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTju7uI8-1o&feature=plcp.
"Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you'll have a decision to make when it comes to television, and especially with what you watch."
Sheen was replaced by Kutcher last year on the top-rated TV show, after he criticized its producers in a series of increasingly colorful and apparently drug-fueled media appearances.
A spokesman for Warner Bros, which produces the show along with CBS, declined to comment. "We are not commenting on the comments made by Angus T. Jones," spokesman Paul McGuire told AFP.
In an apparent reference to Satan, Jones said in the newly-posted video: "A lot of people don't like to think about how deceptive the enemy is. He's been doing this for a lot longer than any of us have been around.
"There's no playing around when it comes to eternity," he added. - Agence France-Presse