Former "Two and a Half Men" star Angus Jones: "I was a paid hypocrite"

"I don’t regret saying what I said," the actor-turned-motivational speaker told Houston's KHOU

By Prachi Gupta
March 18, 2014 12:45AM (UTC)
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Angus Jones, the former "Two and a Half Men" actor who infamously bashed the show he starred in for nearly 10 years, has left Hollywood behind him for Christianity.

The star, who in 2012 referred to the CBS sitcom as "filth" and begged people to “please stop watching it” due to its offensive messaging (a point that liberals agree with), recently told Houston's KHOU that the show “was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people."

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Jones added that, at the time leading up to his outburst, "I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t okay with it, but I was still doing it.”

The actor-turned-speaker apologized to show creator Chuck Lorre, however, for insulting "his baby." “That's his baby," said Jones. "And I just totally insulted his baby, and to that degree I am apologetic, but otherwise, I don’t regret saying what I said.”

Jones may have left "Two and a Half Men" behind, but he's interested in acting in "a few Bible-based stories," he said.

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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