Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Get Some Balls Angus!

So the kid (now an adult) from "Two and a Half Men" made a video for his church, Forerunner Christian Church.  In the video Angus T. Jones said "If you watch 'Two and a Half Men', pleas stop watching.  It is filling your head with filth. I don't want to be on the show, but I am contracted for 1 more year."
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To me, this opinion is fine and he is okay expressing it.  Look, I often find the show very funny, but it includes recreational drug use, sex outside of marriage (often in multiples greater than 2), extramaterial affairs, theft, sloth and envy.  Kind of like life - and it is often the highest rated comedy there is, but you should feel free to be offended by or not watch it.
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Add to this that Angus was a very young child when he parents got him this gig.  I don't think you can fault an 8 year old for the choices his parents make.  And now he doesn't want to be on or support the show (albeit he does take home $7.9 Million a year for it).  Honestly, I think that is fine and I don't begrudge him the ability to knock it at all.
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But the wussy press release that he and his agent did to cover his ass - well that does fall at the feet of the multi-millionaire 19 year old.  Here is the "clarification" in full.  I don't think this jives with his comments that the show fills your head with filth.
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That or he has the "highest regard" for filth mongers.
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That or he has the highest regard for $7,900,000.00 per year.
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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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been really bothered by this whole thing with Angus. First I'm extremely troubled by his new church deciding to create the video and clearly wanting to take advantage of his celebrity to make their point. Second, I've always been troubled by his parents allowing him, from the of 8 to be on that show for just the reasons you mentioned. Third, I kind of feel like that if Angus had had a "conversion" experience to Islam and not Christianity that no one would dare to blink an eye at his comments about the show. I could be wrong. Finally, I wonder if the PR driven apology had as much to do with contractual obligations as it did with a genuine desire to apologize for seeming ungrateful. --svh