Angus T. Jones Says He Was A 'Paid Hypocrite' On Two And A Half Men,' Apologetic For Insulting Chuck Lorre
Angus T. Jones left Two and a Half Men roughly a year ago, citing the inability to reconcile his Christian faith with the show’s “filth” in interviews. Jones still holds his stance against the show’s content, but admits he may have insulted the show’s creator, Chuck Lorre.
Angus T. Jones Slams 'Two and a Half Men'
Jones, who’s been spending considerable time with the World Harvest Outreach Church in Houston, said that during his time on Two and a Half Men he was a “paid hypocrite.”
"It was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people,” Jones told KHOU 11 News. “And I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn't okay with it, but I was still doing it.”
Addressing the remarks he made in a 2012 about the hit sitcom – including calling the show filth – Jones admits he could have been more tactful, but he nevertheless stands by the sentiment. "That's [Lorre’s], like, baby, and I just totally insulted his baby and to that degree I am apologetic," he said. “But, otherwise, I don't regret saying what I said."
Jones On Return To Acting
Now that Jones is away from the industry, attending school in Colorado and committing himself to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, he believes he’s on a better path. "I really want to be able to come into the light because I know that's where genuine healing is, and I've just seen God do amazing things," he said.
Jones says it’s possible that he’ll return to acting in the future if it’s “Bible-based” material, though it’s not his main focus. Dr. James R. Doggett Sr., the pastor as World Harvest Outreach Church, doesn’t believe that getting back in front of a camera is in the forefront of his parishioner’s mind
“He really considers his relationship with God and what he’s putting out in the atmosphere to be a lot more important than his reputation in Hollywood," he told KHOU. "Angus, I’m not sure really cares a whole lot about being an actor or being well known in that regard."
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