The teenage actor who plays the “half” in the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men” says the show is “filth” and, through a video posted by a Christian church, has urged viewers not to watch it.
Nineteen-year-old Angus T. Jones has been on the show since he was 10, but says he no longer wants to be on it.
In a YouTube video that appears to be his testimony, Jones laughs in acknowledgement that he is coming out against his own show, but says:
“Two and a Half Men– if you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching [it]…I’m on Two and a Half Men; I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.
Please– it’s, you know, people say it’s just ‘entertainment.’ The fact that it’s entertainment– do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make…it’s bad news.
Show producer Warner Bros. Television has no comment. CBS hasn’t responded to a request for comment left Monday.
The show stars Jon Cryer as Jones’ uptight dad and originally featured Charlie Sheen as his hedonistic philandering uncle, but Sheen was replaced by Ashton Kutcher.
The 15-minute video, posted by Forerunner Chronicles in Seale, Ala., primarily concerns Jones’ spiritual journey, though. He discusses how he found the predominantly black church where he feels most comfortable, and how his life has changed since he started keeping the Sabbath.
Watch the whole thing, below (relevant comments around 7:37)
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Featured image via AP. This post has been updated.