Angus T. Jones Issues Statement Regarding Controversy
Angus T. Jones, 19, caused quite a stir after two YouTube videos were released featuring the young actor bashing his bread and butter, "Two and a Half Men."
With thirteen years in show business and currently earning $350,000 per episode, the teenager gave a testimonial to Christopher Hudson of ForeRunner Chronicles, a Seventh-Day Adventist ministry. The website creator promptly uploaded the edited footage to YouTube.
So far part-two of the Angus testimony, posted by TheForerunner777, has received nearly two million hits as people witness the young actor as he tries to convince fans of 'Two and a Half Men" to stop watching the show because it is "filth."
Jones has since begun the process of damage control--issuing this statement to Deadline - released by Insignia PR:
"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 over the past ten years and 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."
Chuck Lorre referenced the incident on one of his famous vanity cards at the end of 'Mike and Molly.' While his style can be harsh, in this case his comments were thought provoking and non-judgmental.
If you want to hear Angus trash 'Men,' view the clip here.
Photo Credit: Brian To-WENN