“Predictable” charges of hypocrisy? Like this one?
So… Angus T. Jones is giving all the money back, right?
— Fred Condo (@oddnoc) November 27, 2012
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.
— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) November 27, 2012
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… http://t.co/XY2ukOzc
— Susan (@SusanOlsen888) November 27, 2012
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?
"Two Men and an Ungrateful Fuck-toad"
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) November 27, 2012
You do have to respect Angus T. Jones for promising to return ALL the money he's ever earned on Two and a Half Men.
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) November 27, 2012
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.
At least Angus T. Jones now has some training for his new-found religiosity: He's a total hypocrite.
— FilmOnTrial (@FilmOnTrial) November 27, 2012
I assume Angus T Jones is returning the millions he's made to @CBS. He can't possibly live w/himself keeping all that immoral money, right?
— Steve Cunningham (@AnalogWalrus) November 27, 2012
Angus T Jones, Two and a Half Men, talking the christian talk, but certainly not walking the walk. Greedy hypocrite.
— 21c | POLITICS (@Political_Bill) November 27, 2012
Devout Christian Angus T. Jones spends 10 years getting rich off of 2 1/2 Men, now says it's evil. Doesn't return the money.
— Chris Doucette (@Chris_Doucette) November 27, 2012
I missed the part of the video where Angus T Jones offers to give all that 2 1/2 MEN filth-money away, cd someone pls link?
— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) November 27, 2012
Angus T. Jones should donate ALL OF HIS MONEY if he's going to make that stance. Stupid prick.
— Swaggy B (@bradmiska) November 26, 2012
Angus T. Jones says his show is filth and people should stop watching it. He sure seems to likes the pay check. Typical religious hypocrite
— Joey Hillman (@JDK2000) November 27, 2012
http://t.co/b3JZ0cuH Notice, though, that Angus and other religious wackos never, ever turn down those royalty checks? MAJOR hypocrite.
— Donna Di Giacomo (@Beatles0223) November 27, 2012
Hey, Angus T. Jones! If you feel so strongly, QUIT!! Or are you just one more born-again Hypocrite?? I think you are!! Two and a Half Men
— Tom Kidd (@FabulousThomasJ) November 27, 2012
Funny how after 9 seasons Angus T Jones now calls "Two and a half men" "Filth" but didn't mind the 300G an episode pay check #hypocrite
— PeteCarlin (@PeteCarlin) November 27, 2012
This is why people have to call Christians hypocrites. Why didn't Angus leave the show?
— Crystal. (@MizzCandy09) November 27, 2012
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…