‘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…

  • syvyn11

    There is a point to be made. If the show offends his faith, then his faith dictates that he quits.

    This Forerunner cat seems a lot like a cult leader than a preacher. Anyone remember Jim Jones?

    • Bui van vat

      Agreed. ‘Go forth and sin no more’ surely doesn’t include the footnote ‘…unless you are under contract until the end of the season’.

    • Bui van vat

      Agreed. ‘Go forth and sin no more’ surely doesn’t include the footnote ‘…unless you are under contract until the end of the season’.

    • FranklinWasRight

      He’s under contract for another year, and it would be pretty costly to try to get out of it, with no guarentee he actually could. That may be one reason why he made the video, the backlash may help him get out of there sooner.

    • FranklinWasRight

      He’s under contract for another year, and it would be pretty costly to try to get out of it, with no guarentee he actually could. That may be one reason why he made the video, the backlash may help him get out of there sooner.

    • Let’em Crash

      It is pretty special to become a Seventh Day Adventist.

      • MoxieLouise

        Sometimes a path to the Truth is just that, a path; I think the direction he stepped was better than choosing Scientology, the usual manna of Hollywood. JMO.

  • donttreadonme53

    Prepare to be persecuted young man-you just joined the only group that can be in the USA (along with Tea Party).

    Blessed are you when men shall revile, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matt 5:11

  • walterc

    He’s under contract through the end of this season. I’ve heard this is the final season. Since he was a minor during most of his “Jake” run, I can forgive him taking the money. Have to see if his parents actually invested it rather than consuming living the high life as so many child stars find out.

    What’s next Angus? Hopefully he’s not being taken advantage of by this spiritual advisor. As so many young people with money have done over the years. I’d recommend contacting Kirk Cameron for career advise as a Christian.

    • TheOriginalDonald

      I totally agree. he may want to listen to anything Lisa Whelchel has to say too.

    • Lady_Clare

      I’d recommend consulting the Bible. Personally, I’ll be praying that he doesn’t try to walk with God while trying to keep one foot in Hollywood.

  • aegean1

    He should keep the money, as payment for using him to promote filth. He was (still is? don’t know his age) a child and so could not give consent. He has done nothing wrong.

    • http://www.theconservativevoices.com/ dmacleo

      this is something I was wondering about, if he even had a choice (or much of one) prior to this.

    • TonyMontana3

      he hasn’t done anything wrong but if thinks the show is so filthy and anti-Christian, surely he will now give his filthy money to charities?

      • TocksNedlog

        “He hasn’t done anything wrong,” yet, you’re STILL going to tell him what he needs to do in order to ‘make things right’?

      • zj sky

        it has been a matter of days since the video surfaced – how about we give Angus some time to deal with his feelings on this subject. I have a feeling that if he donates his money today, people like Tony will find a new reason to crap on him (and let’s be honest, religious people in general)

    • Pater Tempus

      “He was (still is? don’t know his age) a child and so could not give consent.”
      Could not “give consent”? He was employed by a sitcom, not acting in a porn flick. Nobody forced him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

    Once again the left (or those who are just acting left) want to tell someone what to do with their money. They have absofrigginlutely no idea what he’s done with his money. Stay strong Angus T. Jones

    • TonyMontana3

      If he hates his show so much surely he’s going to give his filthy money away?

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Geez, how many times are you going to post this question? Why don’t you just write Mr. Jones and ask him for his money yourself. It seems to be the direction you are wanting to go with this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.dean.564 Lisa Dean

    Once again the left (or those who are just acting left) want to tell someone what to do with their money. They have absofrigginlutely no idea what he’s done with his money. Stay strong Angus T. Jones

  • TwitWit

    Wow. I couldn’t even continue reading all the tweets. Those people are absolutely freaking clueless. Whoever raised or taught those people should be charged with child abuse for the obvious and permanent damage they have caused the moronic lunatics running around in this country. I’m sick of them.

    • TonyMontana3

      Moron. Angus Jones is 19 years old. He’s a grown-up.

      • zj sky

        Twitwit is referring to abuse charges against the grown ups that raised the people tweeting against Angus, NOT Angus. You missed the point and called Twitwit a “moron” in the process. I sincerely hope you do not breed.

  • TwitWit

    Wow. I couldn’t even continue reading all the tweets. Those people are absolutely freaking clueless. Whoever raised or taught those people should be charged with child abuse for the obvious and permanent damage they have caused the moronic lunatics running around in this country. I’m sick of them.

  • Jill Williams

    According to what I saw, his conversion took place less than a year ago. Why all the pressure to give it all back? Going forward, due to his contract, he could tithe his earnings. JMO

    • FranklinWasRight

      I think he should take his money and start a Christian production company. There are some Christian films out there, but the quality is usually lacking. They are still making money, though.

    • FranklinWasRight

      I think he should take his money and start a Christian production company. There are some Christian films out there, but the quality is usually lacking. They are still making money, though.

    • Let’em Crash

      at least tithe for the days he worked on Saturday, the true Sabbath :)

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

    One Two and a Half Men actor had Adonis DNA, and this one now has Adventist DNA.

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

    One Two and a Half Men actor had Adonis DNA, and this one now has Adventist DNA.

  • http://twitter.com/grannyjann Jann Tate Loyd

    Praying for Angus. May God go with him as he walks through the valley of Hollywood.

  • http://twitter.com/grannyjann Jann Tate Loyd

    Praying for Angus. May God go with him as he walks through the valley of Hollywood.

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    1) Christians in general are ridiculed today, especially in Hollywood.

    2) Jesus, or any of the Apostles, or Prophets, or Church Doctors, have never said being rich is sinful. What’s sinful is being selfish with what you have.

    “Yea, though I walk in the valley of darkness I fear no evil…”

    • Kate

      Exactly, being wealthy is not a sin! My pastor has said, “God wants you to be wealthy! Why wouldn’t he want one of his loved ones to live a comfortable lifestyle?”

  • http://pinterest.com/j0s1395/ Josephine (D)

    1) Christians in general are ridiculed today, especially in Hollywood.

    2) Jesus, or any of the Apostles, or Prophets, or Church Doctors, have never said being rich is sinful. What’s sinful is being selfish with what you have.

    “Yea, though I walk in the valley of darkness I fear no evil…”

  • MoxieLouise

    What a bunch of venomous morons…I mean, the kid was like, what, 5, when he started this show? And I’m sure it was totally his decision. He is just on the verge of becoming an adult, and making up his own mind about things…so the left’s going after children now? Winning.

    • TonyMontana3

      He’s a grown-up and a hypocrite. Why doesn’t he give his filthy money to charity or something?

      • operanerd1986

        How do you know he won’t?

      • zj sky

        I am amazed how people of a certain political stripe seem very concerned about other people’s money and what they do with it

      • bret robertson

        hey guys leave tony and the other liberals alone after all if any one knows something about hypocrisy its liberals, I mean who else trashes some one for their beliefs or opinions and the demands tolerance for theirs better then liberals ? oh and to educate you all on the money issue money isn’t evil its the love of money that is the root of all evil big difference

  • wwbdinct

    So all the haters tweeting that the kid is a hypocrite find no hypocrisy when the Hollywood set starts moaning that they don’t get taxed enough but never seem to find it in themselves to write that big, fat check to the government to make up for it. Gotcha. Right.

    • Lady_Clare

      ^^^^This!

    • TonyMontana3

      Are you trying to change the subject? How is Jones not a hypocrite?

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        He is a recent convert. I understand your class warfare mentality though. It just burns you kids when people make more money than you.

      • zj sky

        not so much changing the topic just merely showing how people on the other side of the political aisle pull this sort of “hypocrisy” – its a matter of selective outrage

  • TocksNedlog

    Liberals just looooooooooooove to tell other people what to do with their money.

    • TonyMontana3

      It was Angus Jones who is telling us what to do with our lives. And the man who taught him all that, is telling us what to do with our lives. We’re just responding to him, saying if he hates the show, shouldn’t he give his filthy money away?

      • TocksNedlog

        Okay, well, first of all, in the video he says “Please don’t watch”; which, apparently applies to what you did regarding said video. Secondly, you posted this after the update was posted about his retraction, so . . . there remains only the liberals telling him how to behave and what to do with his money.

  • rivers

    THIS takes true bravery. Good for him for calling this show out, I predict the writers will have his character engage in the most vile behavior in retaliation for taking this stand.

  • OtakuMom2

    From what I understand, they’re not using him as much this season as they have in the past — his current story line has his character joining the Army. In fact, they had rehearsals today and he wasn’t there because he wasn’t needed this week. But I admire his courage for standing up for his beliefs.

  • RichardBlaine

    The kid has worked with Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen since he was ten years old. You have to expect that he’d be effed up!

    • MoxieLouise

      Seeing Charlie Sheen probably scared him straight.

  • $30736095

    Love it! The wonderful advice from strangers who add nothing to ones life, to donate to charity…I know they follow it themselves with the little they have. They must do to be so bold as to tell rich people how to handle their income. It’s not like they have ever dissed their jobs for whatever reasons and therefore, given their money away. They’re all satisfied with their lot in life. So inspiring.
    NOT!!!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I had never watched A second of this show. I barely knew of it’s existence. After the Charlie Sheen circus I saw the show come on after our 10pm Fox local news. I decided to watch one episode.

    Within the first 5 minutes there was an adult woman making sexual comments to the kid. There was innuendo and double entendres in a continuous stream. Enough with the sex jokes! It just seemed really lazy writing and I saw no plot developing.

    5 minutes was all I could stomach. The kid is right. It’s filth.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ Penny Robinson Fan Club

    Yeah, just like all the Hollywood loudmouths who wail about “The Wealthy” who don’t pay enough taxes, yet never seem compelled to turn over more of THEIR bundle to Uncle Sugar.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Oh boy, isn’t this a pickle for the young man. It is is clear,however, everyone who says he should give back the money he earned is logically and ethically confused . So what, since he was like a 8 or so when he started, and has recently come come to the Lord as he has grown up , I fail to see how he shoved aside his beliefs in favor of millions. I thought respecting the sanctity of work was about earning your money. Jones sure has done that. No one can argue this young man ia not a big part of the show’s success. Who gives back money because they disagree with their boss, or because they have to do a job they don’t agree with at work. I guess we all better hand back our paychecks every week. But we won’t ,because we aren’t rich, So, how does the goofball morality of his critics work. Does he get to keep just enough to pay his bills? What’s the moral percentage here? Or does he have to go out on the street. This backlash is born of the shifting circular logic at the heart of the religion=perfection mandate that the political left and the morally shiftless like to punish people of faith with. It’s warped reasoning, stemming from ignorance of about religion(and many other topics) and envy of the wealthy, that lets them pat themselves on the back for calling a guy hypocrite when he speaks publicly about his deepest feeling despite the threat of backlash, and ignore the fact they do the same every day. Not one of the imbeciles criticizing seems to make the connection that as he is now sincerely religious, that Two and Half men money will definitely be tithed. Learn from this example, and don;t let people try and trap you the same pseudo-morality.

    • TonyMontana3

      He says the show is filth and anti-Christian. And he’s telling us to stop watching it. He hates the show BUT he continues working anyway because he loves the money. Yes, he’s a hypocrite.

      • Grandma HeadInjury

        Actually he continues because he is under contract. Unlike most liberals, he is choosing to be a man of his word. Projection fail for ToniMontana again…

        • zj sky

          hmmm, liberals do not respect the ideas of contracts or logically thinking through things before acting. TonyMontana3’s comments on this board are sad proof of this – they just advocate doing things that they feel are “right” without any thought as to consequences

      • operanerd1986

        That would only be the case if he signed a new contract after his current one expires. Right now he can’t get off the show.

        • Pater Tempus

          Sure he can. They can’t force him to do anything he really doesn’t want to do. Sure, they can take him to court and sue him for everything he’s worth, but so what…..it’s only(dirty)money.

  • Leek

    Bleeding heart actors pretend to be sympathetic until one of their own turns to God. It doesn’t take a genius to understand Angus started the show at age 9 or ten? I’m pretty sure he wasn’t in control of his own decision making, not to mention growing up around Charlie “Winning” Sheen…he just needs to be thankful he turned to God and not the Devil! It’s the rest of Hollywood that seems so undeserving to me.

  • Sam

    I’m the same age as Angus, and I speak for both myself and my dad when I say that we’ve always found it despicable that he had to grow up hearing all that filth.I’m glad he’s put his trust in God rather than letting the values promoted on that show sink into his head. May he have a long and prosperous career, with smarter and more enjoyable roles.

  • TonyMitch

    How is he not a hypocrit? You condemn a job yet stay in it and collect a sweet paycheck. Contracts are broken all the time, just walk away. If you’re defending this kid you’re a fool he if FOS.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      Murder happens all the time too, but it doesn’t make it right. The kid has integrity if he is sticking to his contract.

  • brewerandpatriot

    Maybe he could join forces with Kirk Cameron. He seems to be doing pretty well with his faith-based productions.

  • Seewetoldu

    Honestly I think the kids acting is bad. I don’t think he will find another acting job in Hollywood again. He will end up like Potsy Webber from Happy Days. A Character you remember while your watching the show, but not after the show.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    Poor kid, sounds like he was too young when the contract was signed and now will have to wait til that has expired to get out of that job. When that show really got popular everyone was telling me how great it was, so I checked out a couple of episodes. The kids right, it’s total filth. Sorry, call it like I see it. Is he a hypocrite? No evidence to support that. Looks like he’s made up his mind to follow a different path than his guardians put him on when he was younger. If he was a liberal atheist on a Christian show, they would be tweeting him congratulating him on being a rebel.

  • irishgirl91

    The young man has major dysfunction in his family and started on this show when he was a young child. All these things would have excused him in the eyes of Hollywood if he had beaten someone up, become an addict or shot a hobo in Topeka. But no, he found religion and now anything he says is wrong. Period.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    Funny how a certain loser posts 5 out of 7 comments about Mr. Jones’s money. I wonder who is more focused on money? Jones or the hypocrite who has an unhealthy attraction to Jones’s money? Just sayin’

    • http://twitter.com/DOREENBEISEL DOREEN BEISEL

      Got an idea that Jones makes more in one week than that certain loser has made in his entire pathetic excuse for a life

  • http://twitter.com/DOREENBEISEL DOREEN BEISEL

    So a 19 year old cant have an opinion, atheist tolerance at its worst

  • 29Victor

    Did Jon Cryer ever give back the filthy, filthy money he got for being in “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace?”

    I’m just sayin…

  • 29Victor

    …and suddenly Hollywood becomes the torchbearer of morality and holding people accountable for life decisions and public speech. How judgmental and intolerant of them.

  • Maxwell

    I’m pretty sure his parents have seen more that money then he has.

  • Joe Rexroad

    whatasum bag

  • Joe Rexroad

    idiot

  • Joe Rexroad

    jusyantherbiblethumping bigot

  • Mr. Fever Head

    All those anti-capitalist actors and directors will be returning their money in 3…2…1…uh, never.

  • jetch

    unbelievable! so the kid decides he doesn’t like the show he’s on, and now he must give back all the money he’s worked for?? that’s awefully generous of those people to demand he give the money back, will the show agree not to air any episodes in which he was in?? he wasn’t given that money, he worked for it. if he now feels the show promotes a bad morality (which it does) is he not allowed to say it?
    the real hypocracy is that most of those hipster idiots would say that 2 and a half men is a crappy show, but now they’re defending it.