Because of the nature of what I write, and because I write for *adults only*, I find what Angus T. Jones recently said about his TV show, Two and a Half Men, interesting.
“I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’ and I don’t want to be on it,” Jones said in one of the YouTube videos. “If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching it and filling your head with filth. People say it’s just 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 television — especially with what you watch.”
And then someone from the PTC responded this way:
Recently, the Parents Television Council lambasted the pervasive lewdness of “Two and a Half Men”: “The content on ‘Two and a Half Men’ is not appropriate for children of any age. … Far worse than the frequent use of foul language is the constant barrage of sexual scenes and jokes.”
I don’t actually watch Two and a Half Men anymore. I think the show’s had its day and it’s time to move on to sitcom eternity. But I do think that if Angus T. Jones feels this strongly about the TV show on which he’s made so much money and gained so much fame, in an industry where less than average looking actors without specific acting skills are rarely offered the opportunities he’s had, he should take the matter even further.
After all, he’s a good Christian, and that’s what good Christians do when they truly believe in something. He should take all the money he’s made from that show (roughly $300,000.00 per espisode) and give it to his church, or to his favorite charity. All of it, every last cent. He’s been very vocal about how he feels about the show but says nothing about all the money he’s made on that show. This way, if he gives the money away, he’ll be cleansed of all his sins and he can go work with the rest of the people his age struggling to get by in a society that is becoming less upwardly mobile by the day. I’m sure they could teach him how to make a killer latte at Starbucks.
I really do hope his producers let him out of the show for this one. Give him exactly what he wants. If I were in charge of that show I’d find an interesting way to kill off his character that would make what Linda Bloodworth Thomason did to Delta Burke’s character on Designing Women look tame.