Jones said, in a video that spread like wildfire this week: “I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’ and I don’t want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.” But what he meant, he explained late Tuesday, was: “I am grateful to, and have the highest regard and respect for, all of the wonderful people on ‘Two and a Half Men’ with whom I have worked and over the past 10 years who have become an extension of my family.”
Jones, who is one of the highest-paid teen actors on TV, also said that “[executive producer] Chuck Lorre, [Warner Bros. TV honcho] 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.” He added: “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.”
If he expects to continue to receive help and guidance from those suits, he must’ve thought better of that whole I-don’t-want-to-be-on-this-filth gag.
In the video, posted Monday on YouTube by Alabama-based church Forerunner Chronicles, Jones is seen saying: “You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like [‘Two and a Half Men’]. I know I can’t. I’m not okay with what I’m learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show.”
Forerunner Chronicles is run by Christopher Hudson, who has appeared in YouTube videos making controversial claims — like the time he accused Jay-Z of being a devil worshiper.
Jones said he joined a Seventh-day Adventist church in Los Angeles this summer, but the church said in a statement that Forerunner Chronicles is not a ministry operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Jones, 19, said he “cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or misunderstanding.”
Possibly because he cannot find any. It’s hard to say that the media have misstated your words when they’re posted on YouTube.
Anyway, Jones said, he “never intended” for the remarks he made in that video to “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.”
1. Show is filth.
2. No disrespect intended.
Sheen’s comments Wednesday about the latest “Men” career meltdown aren’t his first; he’d already told People magazine that “with Angus’s Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed.”