“Two and a Half Men” thesp Angus T. Jones issued a lengthy mea culpa on Tuesday, a day after causing a stir with an Internet vid in which he called the CBS laffer “filth” and urged viewers to stop watching.
“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,” Jones said in the statement issued late Tuesday afternoons, “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.”
The remarks by the 19-year-old thesp in a sit-down interview with Chris Hudson, the head of Christian org Forerunner Chronicles, spurred a tidal wave of media coverage on Monday and Tuesday. Jones said he felt like he could no longer work on the show and be a “God-fearing Christian.”
In his statement, Jones also thanked the “Men” crew and emphasized that he wanted to “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.”
Statement did not offer any update as to his status on the show. Jones is not slated to appear the last two “Men” segs skedded to lense before the end of the year. “Men” producer Warner Bros. TV and CBS continued to stay mum on Jones’ comments.