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Angus T. Jones addresses 'Two and a Half Men' rant

November 27, 2012|By Yvonne Villarreal
  • Angus T. Jones, left, as Jake and Ashton Kutcher as Walden in a scene from 'Two and a Half Men."
Angus T. Jones, left, as Jake and Ashton Kutcher as Walden in a scene from… ( Cliff Lipson / CBS )

Rather than launch a follow-up to Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth" live tour, "Two and a Half Men" star Angus T. Jones is partially apologizing for his recent comments against the successful CBS sitcom.

The 19-year-old actor made headlines Monday after appearing in a testimonial posted by the Forerunner Christian Church, in which he labeled the CBS ratings juggernaut "filth" and urged viewers not to watch the show -- in addition to noting his desire to no longer be part of the series.

Former costar Sheen couldn't resist weighing in on the kerfuffle either, saying the show is "cursed" -- you'll recall the 47-year-old actor's meltdown last year that ultimately led to his departure from the show.

By Tuesday evening, Jones finally addressed the video rant. He's apologetic to those involved with the show, but doesn't necessarily backtrack his position on the show's content. Here's his statement in full:

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.

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. 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.

 I also want all of the crew and cast on our show to know how much I personally care for them and appreciate their support, guidance and love over the years. I grew up around them and know that the time they spent with me was in many instances more than with their own families. I learned life lessons from so many of them and 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. I never intended that.

A CBS representative said the network had no comment regarding Jones' statement.


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