Angus T. Jones, 19, has played Jake on CBS’s “Two and a Half Men” since the show launched in 2003. He earns a reported $350,000 per episode which totals roughly $8 million each year. Despite this success, Jones has made two very public videotaped testimonials outlining the show as “filth” and urging viewers to stop watching.
“If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men,’ and I don’t want to be on it,” said Jones. The testimonials were made for Forerunner Chronicles, a group that has been linked to the Voice of Prophecy Seventh-Day Adventist church in Los Angeles, where Jones worships. This faction believes the “President is comparable to Hitler, and that NYC is so close to cannibalism that babies are gonna start looking like ‘chicken wings’ to their hungry mothers.”
“Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth,” Jones pleaded, but understands he is tied to the show. “I am under contract for another year so it is not too much of a decision on my part. I know God has me there for a reason for another year.”
Jones attended a Christian school, but says he never was religious. After his parents split up, he reports he was drawn to temptation. He felt himself pulled toward drugs, alcohol, and running away. He was dating a girl at the time and feels her presence was another way in which the enemy was pushing him. He trusts that God intervened to save him at the last moment. He was protected from alcohol and remains a virgin.
Now that he has developed a deeper faith, he may find the show too risqué or sexual for his preferences.
“If I am doing any harm, I don’t want to be here,” he said. “I don’t want to be contributing to the enemy’s plan. You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t. I’m not OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show.” He considers the show to be the work of the enemy.
One show insider reveals, “This came as a surprise to most people. This isn’t who he grew up as. He’s always been a good kid and he’s very well-liked by everyone at the show.”
Another source states, “The cast was really surprised by the video. At first they didn’t believe he’d say those things. He always has a great attitude, which is why everyone was surprised. He’s friendly and talented and great at his job.”