Angus T. Jones made headlines when a video emerged in which he calls his show, Two and a Half Men, filth and urges viewers to stop watching it.
But the outburst may not be the end of the Two and a Half Men drama, which has seemed to be going on since the public meltdown suffered by Charlie Sheen. Now media experts believe that Angus T. Jones may have violated his contract with the show by speaking out publicly against it.
“Most actors’ deals typically include disparagement clauses that prohibit them from making negative statements about their show in public, but it’s rare for any studio to enforce such a codicil because what can be considered disparagement is so subjective and, as one high-powered source says, “What moron would stab the show that pays him?” Jones, as well as his costars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, renewed his contract in May for Men‘s current season. He’s earning a reported $300,000 per episode.”
Jones had made the declaration via a YouTube video posted to The Forerunner Chronicles, a Christian website. In the video he said:
“If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. 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.
“People say it’s just entertainment. Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you, you’ll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch on television. It’s bad news.”
There was no word from Warner Bros. TV whether Angus T. Jones’ contract had such a clause, but Entertainment Weekly reporter Lynette Rice said it’s unlikely that WBTV would fire Jones, who plays an integral role as the “and a half man.”