A teenage actor from a popular CBS sitcom has denounced the broadcast that he has starred in for many years, stating that “a true God-fearing person” cannot be on such programs, and is urging viewers to stop watching “filth” on television.
Nineteen-year-old Angus T. Jones from “Two and a Half Men” says that his newly-found beliefs are at conflict with the sitcom. Jones has played the young Jake Harper on the show since he was nine years old, but now states that he sees the material in a whole new light.
In a video released today by The Forerunner Chronicles, a Seventh Day Adventist news outlet in Alabama, Jones explained that in his senior year of high school, he began feeling that he needed to get serious with God, and is now uncomfortable with the broadcast.
“If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching it and filling your head with filth,” he urges viewers in the video.
“I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’ and I don’t want to be on it,” Jones added, who makes a reported $350K per episode. “I’m not okay with what I’m learning and what the Bible says, and being on that television show.”
Jones continued to explain that the enemy of man’s soul works through various means, including through what some may believe is mere entertainment.
“People don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is,” he said. “He’s been doing this for a lot longer than any of us have been around. So, there’s no playing around. There’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”
“Please do some research on the effects of television and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to the television,” Jones advised. “It’s bad news.”
He outlined that he did not want to be used as an instrument of the devil.
“If I am doing any harm, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be contributing to the enemy’s plan,” he said. “You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that.”
During a recent discussion with another news outlet, Voice of Prophesy, Jones also explained that he attended a Christian school while growing up, but did not have much interest in God. After having a talk with a friend in his senior year, in which he felt that God was speaking to him, he began searching for a church to join. Jones outlined that he visited a number of churches on the weekends, and was especially interested in African American churches, but was eventually influenced by an invitation from a member of a Seventh Day Adventist group.
Despite objections from his family, Jones says that he continues to attend “Valley Crossroads Seventh Day Adventist Church” near Los Angeles.
“Some of my family was like, ‘He’s going to that SDA church — those cults.’ … Trying to tell me to get out of there,” he stated. “[But,] I didn’t feel like I was being fooled, and I could study it for myself. … There’s no evidence for the opposing views.”
“Two and a Half Men,” produced by Chuck Lorre, centers around a man who was kicked out of the house after a divorce, and moved in with his friend. It originally featured Charlie Sheen, who was fired from the show after producers became concerned about his personal lifestyle, which they stated was “dangerously self-destructive.”
Sheen was then replaced by actor Ashton Kutcher after the writers wrote Sheen out of the broadcast through an episode that claimed that he was pushed in front of a subway by a girlfriend who believed that he had been cheating on her.
According to reports, the sitcom is often filled with off-color jokes about sexual matters, such as an episode in which Kutcher states that he would willingly have sexual relations with any woman that would like to keep him company.
Jones said that he feels that he is in a “strange position” at this time because he is under contract for a year to appear on the program, but does not agree with the show’s content.