Angus T. Jones, one of the stars of Two and a Half Men, wants you to stop watching his show because it’s “filthy.” The show’s creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre indirectly responded to the 19-year-old’s qualms with a vanity card following another one of his shows, Mike & Molly.
Angus filmed a testimonial for the Forerunner Christian Church, in which he told viewers “Please stop watching Two and a Half Men … 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. You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t. I’m not okay with what I’m learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show.”
These comments were viewed as bizarre and sudden, with many wondering why the young star had waited so long to voice his complaints with the show and if a latent “spiritual awakening” had led him to dramatically change his mind about the show he worked on for nearly 10 seasons.
During his public battle with former Two and a HalfMen star Charlie Sheen, Lorre often used vanity cards (title cards at the end of shows or films) as a sounding board for his personal feelings on the feud. He has also used them regularly as pseudo-editorials, essays, or observations about pop culture and life.
At the end of Mike & Molly on Monday, the vanity card seemed to be a response to Angus T. Jones and his recent diatribe against Two and a Half Men. It read:
“I’ve been told that if you change your mind, you change the world – or at least the way you experience it. Let’s take a moment to examine that. The presumption is, if you thought the world was a hostile, ugly place filled with awful people doing awful things, that is what you’d see. Your mind would naturally seek out confirmation for its preconceived ideas (e.g., if you’re intent on buying a red car, as you go about your day you’ll see lots of red cars).
“If, however, you were able to sincerely change your mind and see that we are all God in drag, that we are the conscious aspects of a perfect universe which had to create us so we could bear witness and stand in awe before its loving magnificence, then that is the soul-shaking reality you’d be greeted with each and every moment of each and every day.
“In other words, it is entirely our choice as to what kind of world we live in. With a simple decision, we can suffer in the darkness or play in the light. We can be angry, frightened and enslaved, or loving, joyous and free … I know. It’s a toughie.”
No word yet on whether Lorre will release Angus T. Jones from Two and a Half Men, and the $350,000-per-episode paycheck he takes in. However, we’re guessing that after you’ve killed off two of the original three characters, it’s probably time to hang up Men‘s spurs.