19-year-old "Two and a Half Men" star ANGUS T. JONES gave an interview to a religious website, where he referred to the show as FILTH . . . suggested that people stop watching it . . . and said he no longer wanted to be a part of it. In the interview, he discussed his faith, and insinuated that the show is part of Satan's "plan."
"Two and a Half Men" has another problem on its hands. Just two years after CHARLIE SHEEN'S infamous meltdown . . . another one of the show's stars has RIPPED the show, and apparently wants out.
--19-year-old ANGUS T. JONES recently gave a long video interview to a religious website called "Forerunner Chronicles" . . . and in the middle of it, he expressed moral objections to the show, and suggested that people stop watching it.
--And he was totally serious. (--As far as we can tell. His comments seem somewhat extreme . . . but the Forerunner Chronicles' YouTube channel is not a joke, although it does feel over-the-top, end-of-days-ish, and even cult-like.)
--Angus said, quote, "Jake from 'Two and a Half Men' means nothing . . . he's 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 and filling your head with filth. People say it's just entertainment. 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 . . .
--"Especially with what you watch."
--He also referred to the show as being part of the "plan" of the "enemy," which we assume to be Satan. He said, quote, "If I'm doing any harm, I don't want to be here. I don't want to be contributing to the enemy's plan.
--"You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can't. I'm not OK with what I'm learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show."
--Obviously, Angus seems to be a very religious person . . . and of course, there's nothing wrong with that. It's unclear how long he's had these beliefs about the show and TV as a whole . . . specifically, that "Two and a Half Men" is FILTH.
--He does say he recently became more serious about his faith, after realizing that his life was on a "downward trend," which included drug use and speeding tickets. As for the drug use, he says he was dropping acid and smoking pot.
--But it's worth noting that as far as we know, Angus hasn't made any moves to separate himself from the show, which has made him an INSANE amount of money.
--Two years ago, he signed a contract extension that guaranteed him $7.9 MILLION over two seasons. And just this past May, he accepted a salary bump up to $350,000 per episode.
--Angus has not commented or elaborated on his "testimonial" . . . and no one from CBS or the show has responded to his remarks.
--Britain's "Daily Mail" tabloid says Angus' mom, told them she was, quote, "concerned" that Angus was being "exploited by the church," but she didn't elaborate.
--For what it's worth, "Entertainment Weekly" suggests that Angus could be in violation of his contract, if it included a typical clause that prohibits someone from making disparaging comments about the show.
--But they do add that it would be surprising for the show to act on that even if there was one . . . especially since Angus is such an integral part of the show.
(--The thing I don't get is: If Angus thinks the show is immoral and harmful to people . . . WHY IS HE STILL DOING IT? How is that not hypocritical? Did he just come to this realization as he was giving the interview?)
RELATED COMEDY: In an interview on a religious website, "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones called his show "filth" and begged viewers to stop watching it. Some blame this on his newfound religion; others on his burgeoning good taste.