Angus T. Jones finally spoke up Tuesday, a day after a video went viral in which he trashed "Two and a Half Men" as "filth" and urged viewers to stop watching the popular show.
"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 said Tuesday in a statement released to Show Tracker. "I never intended that."
While acknowledging that he could not address everything that's been speculated about for the past 24 hours (he did discuss drug use in the video, and there's always the question of his fate on "Men") he said there was one thing he wanted to clarify.
"Without qualification," Jones said in the statement, "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 10 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."
He similarly thanked the cast and crew for the positive "life lessons" they'd taught.
Jones' anti-"Men" comments came in an interview with the Forerunner Chronicles that was posted to YouTube on Monday.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church, which Jones joined locally in June, wasn't commenting on that video, it said Tuesday, as Forerunner is not affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventists. (Jones did do a separate interview for the church's "Turning Point" show.)
"We are happy that Angus has joined the Seventh-day Adventist family and has found a place in which he feels comfortable to worship and grow his faith," said George Johnson, communication director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. "Recently, Angus made some statements concerning his spiritual journey and expressed his views concerning the television program 'Two and a Half Men.' These comments are of a personal nature, reflecting his views after having undergone changes during his spiritual journey. We welcome him with open arms to the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church family and are excited about his commitment to God through his recent baptism at his church."
Charlie Sheen was a bit more succinct in his observations about the "Two and a Half Men" situation.
"With Angus' Hale-Bopp-like meltdown," Sheen told People, "it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed."
Coincidentally, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Jones' Jake Harper character won't be seen in the next two episodes to be filmed before "Men" goes on holiday hiatus. Those shows will air in the new year.
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