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Two and a Half Men actor Angus T. Jones made headlines when he called the show “filth” in a recent interview. While the repercussions of the comment are unknown, he will reportedly not appear in the next episodes that are set to film.
The Hollywood Reporter’s sources say that the two episodes that are being filmed before the holiday break were actually never supposed to include Jones, so it is purely a coincidence. His character, Jake, is in the Army and has not appeared regularly in the show this season anyway.
Jones, 19, has played the character since the show began and was just 9-years-old at the time. He earns $300,000 per episode.
On Monday, his video interview with the Forerunner Chronicles, a group linked to the Seventh-day Adventist movement, went viral and has reached over 800,000 views.
In the video, he urges the show’s fans to stop watching. “I'm on Two and a Half Men, and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it, please stop filling your head with filth,” he said.
“People say it’s just entertainment,” he adds. “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 on television. It's bad news.”
The Wrap notes that this is not a sudden change from Jones’ views. Last month, he told a Seventh-Day Adventist group that it is “very weird being on a television show, especially now that I'm trying to walk with God because my television show has nothing to do with God and doesn't want anything to do with God.”
He added at the time, “I know God has me there for a reason for another year.”
Warner Bros. TV, which produces the show, and CBS, which airs it, have not commented on the video. THR’s sources say that producers haven’t even talked about the video yet.