Angus T. Jones, who has played Jake Harper in Two and a Half Men since the show began, has apologised for his film slagging off of the show this week.
19-year old Jones, who gets paid $350,000 an episode, said that the show was “filth”, urged people not to watch it and said he didn’t want to be on the show.
Jones recently became involved with the Seventh Day Adventists and made his remarks for one of the churches online programs ‘The Forerunner Chronicles’.
“Please stop watching Two and a Half Men”, the Jones proclaimed of the show that earns his around $8 million a year and making him the highest paid child actor in America.
Jones was 10-years old when he joined the show as the son of Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) and nephew of Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen). Ashton Kutcher replaces Sheen in the last season after Sheen made a public outburst about the show.
Jones’ is not expected to be fired as he made his comments on religious grounds.
Read his full apology here:
“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 ten 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.”
Watch what Angus said here: