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Friday 19 December 2014

Angus T. Jones 'in limbo' after TAAHM rant

Angus T. Jones
Angus T. Jones

Angus T. Jones is reportedly in "limbo" following the rant in which he slammed Two and a Half Men.

The 19-year-old actor portrays Jake Harper in the American sitcom, which also stars Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer.

Yesterday, Angus released a YouTube video in which he begged people to stop watching the programme - branding it "filth". The religious-themed excerpt lasts for 14 minutes and sees Angus list reasons why people should not tune in.

"If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I'm on Two and a Half Men. I don't want to be on it," he says. "Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth, please."

It's now been claimed Angus is yet to talk to show bosses about his outburst or whether he will actually be leaving.

"[He] is in showbiz limbo, because he hasn't quit Two and a Half Men and show execs haven't fired him after he trashed the show," reports TMZ.

The site claims the show's hierarchy have all watched Angus' video, which was posted by an apparently religious channel called The Forerunner Chronicles.

However, neither Angus nor his spokespeople have got in touch with bosses to offer his resignation. It's also understood that creator, writer and executive producer Chuck Lorre hasn't revealed how he wants to proceed at the moment.

The young actor is paid a reported $350,000 for each episode of the series, which he has appeared on since it began in 2003.

In the video, Angus suggests television can have a damaging effect on viewers' psyche and also seemingly claims some shows are the devil's work.

"People say it's just entertainment. The fact that it's 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 the television and especially with what you watch on the television. It's bad news," he says.

"A lot of people don't like to think about how deceptive the enemy is. He's been doing this for a lot longer than any of us have been around, so, we can't play around."

This isn't the first time Two and a Half Men has been embroiled in a scandal. Charlie Sheen was sacked from the programme last year after his public meltdown, in which he slammed Chuck publicly and also called his co-star Jon a "turncoat, a traitor, a troll".

In June, Charlie apologised for the outburst and insisted Jon was a "beautiful man and a f**king fabulous dude" who he wanted to be friends with again.

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