‘I Was a Paid Hypocrite’: Two and a Half Men Star, Called His Own TV Show ‘Filth’ Explains Why He Abandoned Hollywood for His Christian Faith
It’s refreshing for a young actor to look at Hollywood and call it what it truly is,”filth”…
Former “Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones surprised viewers in November 2012 when he announced that he had embraced Christianity and was struggling with the starring television role he had played for nearly a decade.
Jones, who played the character Jake Harper in the sitcom, was still an active “Two and a Half Men” cast member when he called the program “filth” and announced that he no longer wanted to be a part of it. He ended up apologizing over his comments, though he later left the cast in 2013.
“And it was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people and I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t okay with it, but I was still doing it,” he said of the show.
As TheBlaze previously reported, it was in a video testimony of his faith that Jones publicly critiqued “Two and a Half Men,” pleading with viewers not to watch the show.
“‘Two and a Half Men’ – if you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching [it]…I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’; I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth,” he said at the time.
Jones continued, “Please – it’s, you know, people say it’s just ‘entertainment.’ The fact that it’s entertainment – do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you’ll have a decision to make … it’s bad news.”
It was great to see Jones come to this conclusion at such a young age and making that choice came at his personal financial sacrifice. There is a story in the Bible about a man named Lot who loved God but moved outside a town called Sodom. The people of Sodom lived what Lot and his uncle Abraham called sinful lives. The problem was that Lot and his family faced their tent doors toward Sodom. The story goes that with time and exposure, eventually the people of Lot changed their lives and accepted what was unacceptable to the point of moving into Sodom. This is a great illustration of ourselves and the shows on T.V. We believe ourselves to be Godly people and disapprove of Hollywood and themes on T.V. but we continue to “face our tents” toward it by turning it on daily in our homes. We should follow Angus T. Jones example and turn off the things that reflect lifestyles that clash with the values we’re trying to teach in our homes.