Jake Harper urges viewers to stop watching 'Two and a Half Men'
Who's saying what
The gags in Two and a Half Men are predictably puerile but the show’s supplementary dummy spits never fail to deliver.
But this time Angus T. Jones (Tirade is his middle name! Not really it’s Turner) a.k.a. the show’s title ‘half’, Jake Harper, has urged viewers to stop watching the Chuck Lorre-produced garbage.
Not an outrageous or original request as such (if you recall our good mate Charlie Sheen went on a weeks-long substance-fuelled rage against the show in late 2010 where now-colloquial classics such as ‘Tigers Blood’ and ‘Winning’ became part of our vernacular) aside from the fact that Jones’ denunciation of Two and a Half Men was not personal or drug-induced – it was linked to the show’s soullessness and his rigorous moral objections to the sitcom.
A little known fact before now is that Mr Jones is a devout Seventh Day Adventist, and in an interview with The Forerunner – an online religious publication – Jones bit the hand that feeds him, dubbing the show “filth” in a 15-minute scolding:
Around the half-way mark, the man who enlivens one of TV’s most dysfunctional children says, and I quote, “If you watch Two and a Half Men, please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I'm on Two and a Half Men, and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it, please stop 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 on television. It's bad news.”
Sure, it’s sexist and unfunny, but, well, that’s not really news. Maybe this is a move on Jones’ behalf to get out of his contract (he still has a year left of shooting) or maybe he has just seen the proverbial light.
Two and a Half Men have not issued a statement on their purported ungodliness and last we heard Jon Cryer is yet to deliver a seething denigration. Guess he’s grateful for his $600,000 per-episode pay check. Ashton, you're next.