We Agree With Angus Jones – Two and a Half Men Is Truly Awful
Two and a Half Men is one show that is certainly no stranger to controversy. Charlie Sheen may have long departed the scene; gone in a controversial blaze of drug use and solicitation allegations, but a shadow drenched in tiger blood still hangs over the now Ashton Kutcher-fronted show.
Angus Jones, who plays the titular half-man, recently pleaded with fans of the show to stop watching, going as far as to claim that television was “the enemy”. In an extraordinary interview with Christian website the Forerunner Chronicles, the 19-year-old actor claimed he no longer wants to be a part of the show, which pays him a reported $350,000 per episode. The poor lamb.
“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching,” said Jones. “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. People say it’s just entertainment.
“Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television and especially with what you watch on television. It’s bad news. A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is.”
Jones’ hypocrisy continued into the subsequent apology after the inevitable shitstorm hit the web.
“I apologise if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed,” he grovelled, ever so sincerely. “I never intended that.”
Of course you didn’t, Angus. It’s hard to see how anyone could have taken his comments to be disrespectful – that damn media … always twisting words.
We thoroughly endorse his earlier sentiments however, and have in fact begged as many people as physically possible to stop watching Two and a Half Men. We have tried, honestly, but for some reason it remains popular. As a great man (Super Hans from Peep Show) once said, ‘People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can’t trust people.’ Never has a phrase been more apt for describing the baffling, enduring popularity of the lowest common denominator “comedy” show ever created.
Where Jones’ career goes from here is anyone’s guess. Attacking Hollywood in the manner he did is unlikely to have won him many friends – at least not ones who are in a position to raise his star via mainstream television and movie work.
Two and a Half Men somehow survived the Charlie Sheen debacle, but we can only hope that this is the final nail in the coffin. We have a hammer ready, just in case.