First, Charlie Sheen went down in a blaze of glory (or ridiculousness) while he publicly eviscerated his CBS cash cow, and now Angus T. Jones (the “half” in Two and a Half Men) is ready to jump ship from the show with his own inflammatory public declaration.
The 19-year-old gave an interview to a religious website called “Forerunner Chronicles” and in the middle of the discussion he launched into a speech about his moral objections to the show. He referred to “Two and a Half Men” as “filth” and insinuated that the sitcom is part of Satan’s “plan”.
Jones tells people to stop watching the show and to rethink their TV viewing habits in general. The interview on YouTube is about a half an hour long, but the comments about the TV show start at 7:37 of part two.
At this point, it doesn’t appear that Angus has made any moves to separate from the show. Two years ago, he signed a contract extension that guaranteed him $7.9 MILLION over two seasons. This past May, he accepted a salary bump up to $350,000 per episode. Hmmm, I guess it must be hard to walk away from those “filthy” checks from Satan.
So far, no comment from CBS or anyone at “Two and a Half Men”.