Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Highly paid sitcom star Angus T. Jones, who has played “half man” Jake on Two and a Half Men since he was eight years old, has released a video denouncing the hit sitcom, imploring viewers to stop watching his show.
“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men,” says Jones in a religious testimonial for something called “The Forerunner Chronicles,” which is apparently affiliated with the Seventh Day Adventist church (of which Jones is reportedly an adherent).
“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.”
Although he doesn’t want to be on the show now, Jones sang a different tune back in 2010, when he signed a contract guaranteeing him nearly US$8 million over two seasons, which made him the highest-paid child star on television.
No comment yet from Warner Bros. (which produces the show) or Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, although it’s a pretty safe bet that a scathing vanity card is on its way.