‘Two and a Half Men’s’ Angus T. Jones professes his faith, is branded a hypocrite; Update: Jones apologizes

“Predictable” charges of hypocrisy? Like this one?

Cain certainly called it. Angus T. Jones surprised a lot of people, including the producers of the hit CBS TV show “Two and a Half Men,” by appearing in a YouTube video and asking viewers not to watch the comedy, calling it “filth.” What would inspire an actor to ask people not to watch the show in which he appears? In Jones’ case, it was God.

Jones shot the testimonial video with Pastor Christopher Hudson to discuss his becoming a Seventh-day Adventist, but it was his comments on “Two and Half Men” that made the video go viral. “It’s very weird that I’m on a television show, especially now that I am trying to walk with God,” Jones told Hudson. “My television show has nothing to do with God and doesn’t want anything to do with God.”

Jones is reported to have earned $350,000 per episode, but his “blatantly disrespectful comments” (as the New York Daily News characterized them) have many wondering if the actor will give away his “filthy” money now that he’s found religion. Former “Gilmore Girls” star Jared Padalecki was quick to tell Jones what to do with his earnings in order to prove his faith.

Susan Olsen, “Cindy” of the Brady Bunch, has offered to take Jones’ money off of his hands.

My suggestion for Angus T Jones: Yes indeed, T.V. is EVIL! I suggest you take all that wicked money you will be making from residuals and give it to a former child star who was in a POSITIVE show that never made residuals. I recomend ME as the perfect recipient!

How are other actors responding to Jones’ video?

There are certainly a lot of actors making more money than Jones (co-star Charlie Sheen was reported to have been paid $1.8 million per episode), but there’s an unwritten clause that makes money and God incompatible.

Actually, Jones said that while he’d like to leave the show, he is under a contract that runs until the end of the season. His religious conversion has him thinking longer-term, however. As he says in his testimonial, “There’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”

Update: Jones has apologized for his comments:

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 and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family…

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