“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.
“[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.
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.