BY BOB HOLT
The Parents Television Council says “Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones should continue to criticize his television show- and television content in general- as long as he means what he says.
“If this is not just a publicity stunt ... then his comments are welcomed, and we urge viewers to heed his call," PTV President Tim Winter said to FoxNews.com. "We urge Mr. Jones to work from within the entertainment industry and raise standards to improve television content for the benefit of all Americans."
Meanwhile, some television people are saying Jones could be in breach of contract for criticizing his television program.
EW.com reports that most contracts include disparagement clauses that don’t allow them to make negative statements about their show in a public forum, but such comments would be subjective.
Jones, 19, who plays Jake, the son of Jon Cryer’s character Alan on the long-running CBS comedy hit, made a You Tube video with the Forerunner Christian Church from California that urged people to stop watching the series, calling it “filth.”
According to an Associated Press report in the Boston Herald, Jones said in the video, " "I don't want to be contributing to the enemy's plan. You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that.”
“I’m not OK with what I’m learning, what the Bible says, and being on that television show."
The show may have become too sexual for Jones’ liking. According to the New York Daily News, guest star Miley Cyrus pointed out the bed of Ashton Kutcher's character and said to Jones/Jake, "I bet you could do some serious drilling on a workbench like this."
Jones reportedly makes about $350,000 per episode of “Two and a Half Men,” and about $8 million a year. CBS executives and Warner Brothers, the show’s producer, declined to comment.
Chances are that Charlie Sheen is smiling somewhere off in the distance.