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Thursday 30 October 2014

Charlie Sheen: Angus has changed

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen has blasted Two and a Half Men bosses for causing workers to suffer "emotional tsunamis".

The actor was famously sacked from his role as Charlie Harper on the show last year following his public meltdown. He called his co-star Jon Cryer a "troll", slammed the series' creator Chuck Lorre and told the public he had tiger blood running through his veins.

Earlier this week, Angus T. Jones - who is Jake Harper on the programme - released a 14 minute video in which he begged people not to watch the show, calling it "filth".

Charlie is adamant the show is to blame for Angus' outburst.

"Obviously, not having been there for some time, the Angus T. Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube yesterday," he told TMZ.

"I dare anyone to spend ten years in the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre's hive of oppression and not suffer some form of an emotional tsunami."

Angus' seemingly religious rant shocked people the world over and the 19-year-old released a statement to clarify his remarks yesterday.

Despite saying he didn't want to be involved with the show anymore in the excerpt, the star - who is paid $350,000 per episode - appeared to backtrack on the comments.

"I apologise 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," he said.

Angus' video was posted on YouTube by religious channel called The Forerunner Chronicles. The teenager has previously explained he found God after he went through a hard time - his parents divorced and he dabbled with drugs.

His mother has said she is "concerned he's being exploited by the church" following the video's release. Religious advisor Christopher Hudson sits alongside the youth in the clip and has been accused of controversial beliefs.

In a separate interview posted online by Christianity Today yesterday, Angus again hints he is unhappy with his current life.

"Even though it's my job to be an actor, I have given my life to God," he said. "I am very comfortable and firm in that, but I still have to be on this show. It's the No. 1 comedy, but it's very inappropriate and the themes are very inappropriate. I have to be this person I am not."

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