After “Two And A Half Men” co-star Angus T. Jones called his own show filth, Warner Bros. and CBS put a great deal of pressure on the 19-year-old star, who makes $8 million a year to back down from his comments. Perhaps it’s the tragedy of child stardom. Only a few people survived it and prospered to go on to become great people. Among the small list are Beverly Washburn and Shirley Temple. While the vast majority of child stars go on to infamy or even worse. Jones, a born-again-Christian, which can be scary enough without adding the added pressures of stardom to it, has now apologized for calling the top rated CBS sitcom filth. Though, I would have to agree with him in some ways.
In the last hours Charlie Sheen himself admits that his former show must be cursed. Jones had a similar meltdown over the weekend to Sheen’s.
One day after a video of the “Two and a Half Men” actor calling his show “filth” and urging viewers to stop watching went viral, Jones, 19, issued an apology.
“Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and a Half Men whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family,” Jones said in a statement Tuesday night.
“Chuck Lorre, Peter Roth and many others at Warner Bros. and CBS are responsible for what has been one of the most significant experiences in my life to date,” he continues in the statement.
He adds: “I thank them for the opportunity they have given and continue to give me and the help and guidance I have and expect to continue to receive from them.”
In Tuesday’s statement, Jones thanks the cast and crew for their “support, guidance and love over the years. I grew up around them … I will never forget how much positive impact they have had on my life.”
“I apologize 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,” Jones concludes. “I never intended that.”
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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