Angus T. Jones Apologizes To Two And A Half Men Cast And Crew

By Leslie Kasperowicz 2012-11-27 18:51:42 discussion comments
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After setting off a firestorm of reports, commentary, and even a spoof with the video testimonial in which he bashed the show that made him a star, Two and a Half Men’s Angus T. Jones has issued a statement responding to the controversy. Although he doesn’t take back anything he said, he does apologize to everyone involved in the show.

When the video surfaced yesterday in which Jones calls the show “filth” and declares it’s the work of “the enemy” and not something he wants to be a part of, it shocked everyone who saw it. The comments came as part of a religious testimony the star recorded for Forerunner Christian Church and make it clear he has come to the conclusion that his religion and his career are at odds.

Although no spokesperson for the show has yet responded, there have been several responses elsewhere, including a spoof of the clip by The Office’s Rainn Wilson, and commentary from former co-star Charlie Sheen saying Two and a Half Men is cursed. But now Angus T. Jones himself has broken his silence and issued a statement. In it, he states that he did not mean to offend anyone and apologizes to the entire cast and crew of the show for his remarks. The full statement, which was shared by Deadline, doesn’t address the remarks directly, nor his future on the show:
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.

It sounds less like Jones has had a change of heart than that he’s realized he may have just offended the people who write his very hefty paychecks, as well as the people he’ll have to work with when he returns to the show midseason. Still, the apology does sound sincere, and Jones' youth may well earn him forgiveness.
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