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Angus T. Jones: Don’t watch the ‘filth’ I starred in

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Now this is interesting. Angus T. Jones, who put the fraction in “Two And A Half Men,” has harsh words for the hit show that made him history’s highest-paid child star.

In an interview with Houston TV station KHOU last weekend, Jones described himself as a “paid hypocrite” who realized a while back he “wasn’t OK” in his role as “part of something that was making light of topics in our world where there are really problems for a lot of people.”

Jones, 20, is a student at the University of Colorado in Boulder; he was in Houston to speak at the World Harvest Outreach, a Seventh Day Adventist church.

“I really want to come into the light,” Jones said, “because I know that is where the healing is and I’ve seen God do amazing things.”

This was of a piece with a video he recorded in November 2012 in which he asked fans of the show to “Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.”

Jones was being paid $350,000 per episode when he talked himself off the show at the end of last season. What lies ahead? The actor whose character learned about gambling, cutting corners and licentious behavior from his divorced dad and bachelor uncle says he would be open to “Bible-based stories.”


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