There comes a point in many people’s lives when they start to see the Devil in the details of the entertainment industry. For years, the CBS hit show “Two and a Half Men” has made viewers laugh with punchlines that glorify alcohol, drugs, promiscuity, deceit, parental disrespect, and other reckless behaviors. The storyline centers on two adult males living in the same household with a young boy played by Angus T. Jones, whose been a part of the show since he was 10 years old. Jones has recently spoken out against the meaning and message of the show.
‘Two and a Half Men’ is the infamous show that featured the bad-boy, playboy lead played by Charlie Sheen, who in a life imitates art (or the other way around) moment was suspended, and then fired from the series. Although Sheen is no longer a part of the cast, his replacement Ashton Kutcher provides enough dialogue heavy in sexual innuendo, and Jones no longer wants to be a part of the message.
Jones is now 19 years old, and on a video posted online by a Christian church, the young actor refers to the show as ‘filth.’ He pleads, “Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.” Jones has been M.I.A. from a handful of episodes because his character has joined the Army. He is not expected to return to work until after the New Year, and CBS and Warner Bros. Television is not saying a word as of yet.
In October, Jones recorded a radio broadcast for the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s “The Voice of Prophecy” where he described his religious path and mentioned that he is now attending a Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Los Angeles area. After experimenting with drugs and seeing his parents undergo a divorce, Jones started to find comfort in God. He noted that he never drank and credited God from protecting him from the temptations of alcohol. He also proclaimed his virginity ”“ claiming it was the work of God.
Jones stated, “it’s very weird that I’m on a television show, especially now that I am trying to walk with God. My television show has nothing to do with God, and doesn’t want anything to do with God.”
Jones goes on to speak about searching for a spiritual home, and refers to the type of entertainment he’s associated with as having an adverse effect on the brain. He is quoted as saying, “there’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.” He states that true God-fearing people cannot be a part of a television show like ‘Two and a Half Men.’ The things that he’s learned from the Bible have proven to him that being on the television show goes against his religious beliefs.
Today, ‘Two and a Half Men’ is the third most popular comedy on television behind CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” and ABC’s “Modern Family.” With contracts that run through the end of the season, it will be interesting to see if Jones’ speaking out against the content of the show will have an effect on viewership or future plans for the series.