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Star apologizes for the 'Two and a Half Men' rant

Angus T. Jones stirred up controversy when he called the sitcom “filth,” but by late Tuesday he released a different statement, apologizing for his lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which they have blessed him.

And here it is. Angus T. Jones has issued a sweeping apology to all those involved with the hit sitcom Two and a Half Men following his viral video sensation bashing the show. The actor’s publicist issued the following press statement via Deadline.

“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.”

Notice the actor walks on a fine line here as he’s apologetic to all those involved in making the show. But he doesn’t say anything to defend the show itself. The statement allows Jones to publicly amend for his comments, without actually reversing his position.

Not only has the 19-year-old called his series "filth" in a new interview, but he also begs viewers to stop watching "Two and a Half Men" and talks about how being on the show goes against his religious beliefs.

"Jake from 'Two and a Half Men' means nothing," Jones says in a video interview with Chris "The Forerunner" Hudson, who leads a Seventh day Adventist-leaning video series. "If you watch 'Two and a Half Men,' please stop watching 'Two and a Half Men.' I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth. Please."

Jones, who is said to be paid about $350,000 per episode for his labours, has appeared in the programme for nine years as Jake Harper, the son of uptight chiropractor Dr Alan Harper (played by Jon Cryer) and nephew of Charlie Harper (Sheen).

Charlie Sheen reportedly said: "With Angus's Hale-Bopp-like meltdown, it is radically clear to me that the show is cursed."

There has been no official comment from CBS, but there were reports that a show insider said "everyone was completely blindsided" by the incident and the network has been holding "high-level meetings" about it.