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It didn’t take Charlie Sheen too long to weigh in on Angus T. Jones’ controversial comments about Two and a Half Men. Sheen, who was infamously fired from the show in 2011 for his bizarre rants about the show and co-creator Chuck Lorre, is blaming Lorre for Jones’ comments.
As we previously reported, Jones has offered an apology for calling the show “filth” and asking viewers to stop watching. Before Jones’ apology, though, Sheen issued a statement to People that read, “With Angus's Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed.”
Sheen also spoke with TMZ on Tuesday, blaming Lorre and saying that Jones suffered “an emotional tsunami.”
“Obviously, not having been there for some time, the Angus T. Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube yesterday,” the Anger Management actor told the site. “I dare anyone to spend ten years in the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre's hive of oppression and not suffer some form of an emotional tsunami.”
While Two and a Half Men’s writers had already planned on not including his character in this season’s final two episodes, if the actor does decide to leave, he could lose a fortune. The 19-year-old is paid $300,000 an episode and Forbes estimates that he makes $6.5 million a year from the show alone.
Sheen might be nervous about Lorre’s influence, but sources for E! News say that his family fears the influence of the church he has joined. Jones had recently joined the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and the comments were made in an interview with the Forerunner Chronicles.
“His mom is really worried and in contact with the producers of the show. The main concern is that he is going to give away all his money to the church,” E! News’ source says. “It's like he's been brainwashed. Everyone is shocked and very concerned.”