More trouble's a-brewing on the set of "Two and a Half Men." In a 14-minute video that went viral on Monday, Angus T. Jones (who plays Jake Harper on the hit CBS sitcom) begged viewers to stop watching the show, using his newfound religion as the basis behind his state of mind.Angus T. Jones (David Livingston/Getty Images)
"If you watch 'Two and a Half Men,' please stop watching 'Two and a Half Men,'" Jones says in the clip. "I'm on 'Two and a Half Men' and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it and filling your head with filth."
While the video may at first seem like a publicity stunt, TMZ reports that Jones is actually now in TV "limbo," since despite his obvious dislike for the show, he's made no attempts to quit. On the flipside, the network and show creator, Chuck Lorre, haven't acted either, leaving Tuesday's rehearsal as the indicator of whether "Two and a Half Men" will be entrenched in another chapter of drama.
Of course, since Charlie Sheen's infamous 2011 meltdown, the series has been the subject of headlines. Prior to his departure from "Two and a Half Men," Sheen called co-star Jon Cryer, "a turncoat, a traitor, [and] a troll," for which he apologized earlier this year. Cryer, on the other hand, revealed that since Ashton Kutcher was hired as Sheen's replacement, the set has been "less suspenseful", which will now probably change thanks to Jones' recent revelation.
Kutcher also hasn't been controversy-free. Shortly after joining "Two and a Half Men," the actor and Demi Moore divorced following his very public infidelities. However, the show continued to draw in viewers, and Kutcher was not only brought back for the tenth season, but topped the list of highest -paid TV stars, having earned about $24 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
Arguably, Jones must feel pretty strongly about his religious beliefs to sacrifice the $350,000 he's currently making per episode. And while he's yet to offer a follow-up statement in regards to his video, whether or not he attends rehearsal on Tuesday will solidify just how serious his anti-"Two and a Half Men" stance really is.