Family: Angus T. Jones Being Exploited by Crazy Pastor
Two and a Half Men star called show 'filth'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2012 10:46 AM CST
Actor Angus T. Jones attends an NBA basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers, Friday, April 6, 2012, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

(Newser) – Not that we disagree with him, but why would Angus T. Jones call his own show, Two and a Half Men, "filth"—especially considering the show has made him filthy rich? His mom tells the Daily Mail she's concerned he's being "exploited" by his Seventh-Day Adventist church, the same church for which he was filming "testimony" when he made the statement. Jones mentioned in the video that some of his family members feared he was joining a "cult." (The New York Post notes that Jones' parents have some skeletons in their closet, with both mom and dad having criminal pasts.)

TMZ has more info on the man in the video with Jones, a spiritual guide named Christopher Hudson whose theories include thinking Jay-Z is a Satanic freemason, believing President Obama's support for the gay community puts him in Adolf Hitler's league, and warning followers that the New York City gas crisis could make people turn to cannibalism. As for Jones' future on the sitcom, TMZ reports that so far, he hasn't tried to quit and show executives haven't tried to fire him. Click to watch Jones' rant.

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Nov 28, 2012 7:42 PM CST
Well, for starters, I think he's right, The show is filth, and I watch it as a guilty pleasure. The only problem here, it seems to me, is that he's being paid extremely well for being on it, and the hands who feed him don't think he should be telling people not to watch it.He's being exploited by a preacher ? He's been exploited by the makers of Two and Ahalf Men since it started. I think he's a young person struggling with who he is, and wants to be, but like all kids growing up in the exploitative entertainment business, every second of it gets recorded, then broadcasted to the world.
Nov 28, 2012 2:02 PM CST
I sure feel for Angus. Too young to really think for himself and being brought into this church just for the promise of eternal life. I grew up in the 60's and my mom was so worried that I would be drawn into a cult with everything that was going on such as Manson. I had a good laugh over that one. I told her that if she couldn't control me how could a religious cult control me.
Nov 28, 2012 8:55 AM CST
It's probably true Angus is being exploited by the pastor, but I have a feeling it's more a case of Mom and Dad not wanting the gravy train to come to a stop. :)