After he begged fans to stop watching “Two and a Half Men,” it seems inevitable that teen star Angus T. Jones will soon leave the show. However, in the fallout surrounding the religious testimony Jones posted to the Internet where he claimed he’s found “the Forerunner,” it’s been revealed that Jones hasn’t quit the CBS series yet.
TMZ is reporting that the executives on “Two and a Half Men” and at Warner Bros. have seen Jones’s video where he calls the show “filth,” but that neither Jones nor his representatives have contacted the higher ups to announce his departure. At the same time, executive producer Chuck Lorre hasn’t responded to Jones’s comments yet either.
Jones is headed in to a “Two and a Half Men” rehearsal this morning, so he could put his money where his mouth is and leave the show then — or, as TMZ points out, he could just not show up. Jones has starred on the series since 2003 and makes an estimated $300,000 per episode.
“Jake from ‘Two and a Half Men,’ means nothing,” Jones says in his testimony. “He is a non-existent character. If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ 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.”
He continues, “It’s bad news. I don’t know if it means any more coming from me, but you might not have heard it otherwise. So just watch out. A lot of people don’t like to think about how deceptive the enemy is. He’s been doing this for a long longer than any of us have been around. So we can’t play around. There’s no playing around when it comes to eternity.”