Nineteen-year-old Angus Jones may have put his job on the line after calling Two and a Half Men “filth,” but the child star would like everyone to know that he’s sorry if you believed he exhibited “indifference” with his comments. That’s not exactly the sentiment I would associate with terms like “filth,” but okay — let’s roll with this for a second.
TMZ reports that the actor has released an apology in which he attempts to correct some of the “discussion” that’s been happening all over the Internet and perhaps elsewhere:
“I have been the subject of much discussion, speculation and commentary over the past 24 hours.
While I cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or misunderstanding, there is one thing I want to make clear. Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men with whom I have worked and over the past ten years who have become an extension of my family.
Chuck Lorre, Peter Roth and many others at Warner Bros. and CBS are responsible for what has been one of the most significant experiences in my life to date. I thank them for the opportunity they have given and continue to give me and the help and guidance I have and expect to continue to receive from them.
I also want all of the crew and cast on our show to know how much I personally care for them and appreciate their support, guidance and love over the years. I grew up around them and know that the time they spent with me was in many instances more than with their own families. I learned life lessons from so many of them and will never forget how much positive impact they have had on my life.
I apologize 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. I never intended that.”
Yet nowhere in that five paragraph backtracking is there any retraction for the original terminology or any sort of regret for discouraging viewership for this “extension of my family.” As far as this statement goes, Jones will still be appearing on a TV show he has little respect for no matter how “grateful” he is to the cast and crew.
MailOnline reports that Jones is scheduled to be on set of “Two and a Half Men” next month to continue filming, which means that if the kid was using all of this as self sabotage to get out of the show he has deep spiritual problems with, he’s going to have to think of a Plan B.
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