Former ‘Two and a Half Men’ Star Angus T. Jones: ‘I Was a Paid Hypocrite’

Former 'Two and a Half Men' Star Angus T. Jones: 'I Was a Paid Hypocrite'

“I wasn't OK with it but I was still doing it,” the actor says of his run on CBS comedy

Former “Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones has addressed his former show once again, saying that he was “a paid hypocrite” for the CBS comedy.

During an interview with Houston television station KHOU, Jones — who played Jake Harper on the series — took himself to task, admitting that he went along with the series even though it didn't fit with his Christian beliefs.

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“[The show] was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people, and I was a paid hypocrite, because I wasn't OK with it but I was still doing it,” Jones said.

Though Jones is now a student in Colorado and recently spent time with Houston's World Harvest Outreach Church, the 20-year-old added that he would consider acting again, if the gig was in alignment with his religious convictions.

“There's a few different productions that do kind of Bible-based stories and stuff like that,” Jones noted.

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Jones parted ways with “Two and a Half Men” last year after blasting the series, calling it “filthy” and imploring viewers not to watch it.

“If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men,'” Jones said in a video published online. “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. Please.”

Jones quickly issued an apology for his comments, saying in a statement, “I apologize if my remarks 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, I never intended that.”

Watch Jones cop to his past hypocrisy below.

  • Chris

    jesus christ, shut the hell up you talentless little bag of pretentious hipster garbage

    • Marq

      Hahahaha, tell us how you really feel

  • Lemur

    You could always give the money back if you feel so guilty about it. No? Ok, so just maybe stop talking and get on with your life.

  • momma

    Ok. You're a hypocrite. Now donate all your hypocrite-money to feeding and educating the poor, take a shower- don't forget to wash your hair, and shut up. PS: Go Away.

    • Jim Bart

      I am sure you were a hypocrite many times in your life. We all were one time or another. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

      • Cathy CC.

        Got anymore little quotes today Jim?

        • Guest

          Sure… Glad you asked..
          It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

          • Cathy CC.


  • Victor Jarvis

    He may regret his decision to leave acting later in life. Does he realize that most people will never make that much money in their entire lives that he made while he was on the show?

    • Jim Bart

      There's a lot more to life than just money.

      • gsphillips1

        Then let him prove it by giving it all away and starting at the same level as most of us!

        • Jim Bart

          That's called socialism.. You must of voted for Obama.

          • gsphillips1

            No, that's called putting your money where your mouth is. We all realize by your posts that you are a huge fan of his, but the fact remains that he became righteous AFTER he banked a few million, NOT before!

          • Jim Bart

            I didn't say he did, he should of made a stand and quit the show. I am not a fan of his, I am a fan of the TRUTH!! At least he wised up.

          • Victor Jarvis

            Another guy who does not know what socialism is.

          • Jim Bart

            This means the resources of the world being owned in common by the entire global population. Just what Obama and his administration has been shoving down Americans throats for the last few years. I have a fair understanding of how governments work.

      • Cathy CC.

        ..say people who have no money.

        • Jim Bart

          Maybe you don't, so do something about it. I am very well off.

      • Victor Jarvis

        There's a lot more to life than primitive religious beliefs as well.

        • Jim Bart

          The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Psalm 14:1

          • Victor Jarvis

            Look at the source. A bit biased don't you think?

          • Victor Jarvis

            Also a provably false statement. Lots of non-believers have done great things. Try Google.

  • Newzheimer

    If you feel the money is tainted, give it all away, you wanker.

  • Charity Pritchard-Michael

    He looks gross now

  • jose

    If you feel so bad about being a paid
    hypocrite the solution is simple, return the money you earned as a hypocrite or
    give it all, and I mean all to charity. MORON.

    • Jim Bart

      Right.. If that was the case our whole government and most of the people in the world for that matter would have to return a lot of what they were given. At least he was smart enough to admit it.

  • Melonie

    He was cute when he was little but then he grew up and wasn't cute anymore. When he wasn't a star anymore, he starts blasting the show! Face it kid, you aren't cute, you can't act, and your career is over! Stop whining!

  • Phast Erthanyou

    all of you people are stupid, when kids grow up they form opinions, they have to act on how they feel, fkn faggots

    • gsphillips1

      Wow…. you appear to have a few of your own issues!

    • Cathy CC.

      Forming opinions based on a mythical story book ?

  • Shauna Bo-Bauna

    It's called ACTING! You're suppose to ACT out a character regardless of your “beliefs.” Homosexuals portray heteros, macho men pretend to be wimps, run of the mill women can be bad ass super double agents. Didn't they tell you at age 10 (or before, since you've been in the business awhile) that it's all make believe???

    • Jim Bart

      Regardless of your “beliefs”? That's why this country is the way it is. If you stand for nothing, you will Fall for anything. He is right.. Hypocrites..

      • gsphillips1

        Of course, the fact that he's got a few million in the bank thanks to that “horrible” show doesn't hurt, does it?

        • Jim Bart

          He should of left the show.. He didnt. I cant answer for him.Let see what he does with his money now. Maybe he will go out and feed hungry starving children.

  • Burphelson AFB

    meanwhile, he was banking $350,000 per episode. talk about ungrateful! the kid never has to work again and he's telling people not to watch HIS gravy train? I honestly don't get it.

  • gsphillips1

    He made millions being a “hypocrite” on that show, so tell us that you have donated those millions to fulfill your “beliefs”, and then come and talk to us!

  • Cathy CC.

    What a stupid cretin. Wash your hair and stop whining. Trying to stay relevant I suppose.

  • websurferusa

    You did the right thing by standing by your convictions. I am very happy for you and you're life is going to be great because of it. Don't let all the detractors get you down. Someday they will see the light (if they're lucky) God has a plan and you are on the right course!

  • Speedy_Gonzalas

    it's a little late to be auditioning for
    duck Dynasty, loose the scruffy beard…you sure you arn't amish?

  • minfant

    what an asshole! Bite the hand that feeds you! You are an asshole!!! Get a life you ungratful sob…. Just another ungrateful kid., where would you be without the show? Broke… What a dick!!

  • Victor Jarvis

    How do we know, for sure, that God did not write the Bible? We simply read the Bible and note how uncomfortable it is in so many places. We note that God is a huge proponent of slavery in the Bible, despite our absolute certainty that slavery is a moral abomination. We note that God is a huge misogynist
    in the Bible, despite our absolute certainty that misogyny is a moral
    abomination as well. We note that God kills huge numbers of babies
    and small children in the Bible, and we know that this is both an
    atrocity and horrifically disgusting. We note that God, who is supposed
    to be all-knowing, knows no more than the primitive men
    who actually wrote the Bible. And so on. Anyone who takes the time to
    actually read the Bible will rapidly reach the conclusion that the Bible
    was written by primitive men, not by an all-knowing God.

    • custom-tiles

      You make a very powerful point still controversial even to ‘believers.’ However, when you introduce the perspective of bible interpretation based on ‘to whom’ the different parts were written and their historical/cultural environment, interesting possibilities appear. For example, it appears obvious from Job and a few other sections that Hebrews accepted a ‘pantheon’ of gods/spirit beings, though just one was considered to be over all. And God's actions appear much more logical/moral with a broader view of the historical/cultural context.

  • Gillette Is Your Friend

    Time for a vocabulary lesson Mr. Jones. If you feel so strongly about the moral turpitude you were ‘forced’ to endure during your tenure on the show, you should give away every penny you ever earned over the last decade to a deserving Christian charity (which shouldn't be a problem for a ‘devout Christian’ such as yourself.) But you won't. And THAT, Mr Jones, is what is meant by being a hypocrite. End of lesson. Now go and shave.

  • The Observer

    Easy to say when you're set for life, financially speaking.

  • Guest

    Wow, does Jesus mandate not washing your hair and pulling your pants up higher than most 85 year old men?

  • sfelt

    He's a Douchebag, one day he will realize how religion does nothing but preach to insecure people and only he can make himself a man.

  • KCinMI

    Donate all of the money you made to charities for those in need!