'Two and a Half Men' star not fired -- yet
Reports: Angus T. Jones tirade thus far overlooked by producers, network
As Charlie Sheen proved last year, getting fired from "Two and a Half Men" is not an easy process. Oh sure, you can make it happen -- but only after weeks of nonsensical vitriol.
Production is proceeding as usual on "Two and a Half Men" following the maelstrom created Monday by star Angus T. Jones. In a YouTube video for a Christian group, the 19-year-old -- who plays Jake Harper, the half a man in the title -- called his show "filth" and "bad news," and begged fans not to watch.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the CBS sitcom has not altered its schedule or cast in light of the controversy. However, if TMZ is to be believed, Jones is in a "silent standoff" with show creator Chuck Lorre in which neither has played his hand. (According to Entertainment Weekly, the outburst could render Jones in breach of his contract.)
A rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday morning, according to TMZ. However, Jones may not be on set only because his character is not supposed to appear in every episode this season. (At the end of last season, Harper joined the Army.)
"Please stop watching 'Two and a Half Men,'" said Jones -- who reportedly earns $350,000 an episode -- in the video. "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." Check it out for yourself:
As bites on the feeding hand go, it isn't quite the whopper delivered last year by Sheen. Still, the question is whether the Sheen affair -- which led to the lead actor's replacement by Ashton Kutcher -- has increased or decreased Lorre's tolerance for this sort of stuff.
"Two and Half Men" airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
The highest paid kid actor on TV according to Wiki. If in fact he feels this way, then the money he earned doing this "filth" is ill-gotten filthy money ins't it? Kinda like "drug money". You dont smoke it, shoot it, swallow it, but don't mind putting the money in the bank?
I find it very strange and suspicious when suddenly after 10 years...you hate the "filthy" show you are on and love "religion". 19 years old, hold off on that till your say, 25 then get back to me.
SideNote* Any parent of any teen(especially when they hit 18) knows whats goin on here.
1) The whole brain maturation finishes at about 25 theory (therefore all sense at this point goes out the window)
2) The "independant" thing, sometimes followed by irrational, crazy behavior. (joining a rock band, tattoos/piercings, sex, dangerous activities etc.)
3) "I'm Grown, I'm a man"... defiance, disrespect, nasty, rude, mean stranger takes over your kid.
4) Raging testosterone/hormones kick in. Rendering your teen dilusional and insane.
5) Suddenly they inform you your job is done..."I don't need a parent anymore" (LOL, until friday night, when short of cash or laundry needs to be done, or they are hungry)
Its called "acting", you are an "actor" and very well paid at that on one of the most succesful sitcoms of our time. Whats the problem? No one says you have to be the person you are in the show. No one says you can't have morals and values. It IS your job, not your life style.
You can dislike the a whole lot of things in your life without letting them take away who you are or what you beleive. Do you think every actor portraying murderers, spys, terrorists, rapists, thieves actually condone who they portray? Does every actor actually own, buy, participated in the commercials, ads, events they may speak for?
You are not the first to be "over whelmed" by some "religious" sect...everything in moderation. You seem quite intelligent BUT maybe if you fell so hard for that, you need to look elsewhere inside yourself. Drugs, alcohol, sex and religion...all forms of addiction. Before you lose everything you have worked so hard for...take a step back, seek help please, not with a church.
Jones was 100% correct when he called the sleazeball maggot network, actors,writers, & producers of Two & 1/2 Men "trash" . Only likeminded sleazeballs watch this trash!
The man is uncomfortable with his role and perhaps this is a way to get fired, hoping they don't renew his contract, or his maybe less than graceful way of say he's not going to renew his contract. We don't know.
When I stated here I find the show disgusting, I am called a bigot. What was I suppose to day, I find the show........unpleasant?
I can't stand the show with Ashton Kutcher anyway. Have almost stopped watching it to start with. Don't need Angus T. to tell me what to watch. Not because of the content. I'm a grownup. Just feel as if the quality of the show has slipped.
I liked the show before Sheen left it but it has not been the same. The writing is terrible, the story lines are weak, and the acting only mediocre. I like Jon Cryer but Lorre has destroyed his character and made him into a bigger aloof. Chuck Lorre is the one laughing as he deposits millions in the bank from all his shows. He has no moral's or concerns about how his trash is effecting younger minds. 50 years ago and even 25 years ago, he would have been fined millions for the material in the sitcoms he creates and writes for. Maybe Chuck Lorre is the Devil? Charlie Sheen sure isn't.
It is definitely an Adult show that should have been on Showtime.