Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones took a break from pitching an idea for a new reality show called How to Be Blackballed From Show Business Without Really Trying to address the Internet fury he’s been up against.
Jones, who reportedly will not appear in the next two episodes of that show you don’t watch, didn’t walk back his bizarre born-again comments that the CBS sitcom is “filth,” and that he doesn’t want to be on it, but he did try to repair an important bridge he firebombed mere hours earlier.
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 over the past ten years and 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.
Charlie Sheen, who is probably loving this like no celebrity has ever loved someone else’s very public meltdown, gave People only a half-hearted jab that managed to hit both the kid and his former show: “With Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed.”
And if you need a refresher, here’s Jones’ odd testimony on behalf of the Christian, conspiracy-embracing ForeRunner Chronicles: