Teen actor Angus T. Jones, who plays on the hit show "Two and a Half Men," recently urged viewers to stop watching the show, calling it "filth." As a Christian, he struggles with being on the show: "You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can’t."
The Washington Post notes that though Jones has one of the richest child actor pay deals, he's never really been one to hit the headlines – even in the midst of the drama of replacing Charlie Sheen with Ashton Kutcher.
A 2009 profile on Jones describes him this way: "Shy, introspective and polite, Jones has never asked his producers and cast mates to explain the show's suggestive innuendo or dirty jokes -- a point of contention with some critics who believe that a show with a child as the third lead shouldn't go as far as it goes."
As of Tuesday morning, the Chicago Tribune reports, Jones was still heading to rehearsal, but "his remarks could pose new problems for the comedy."
His recent denouncement of the show raises a good question: How does faith influence entertainment choices?
Do your beliefs play a role in your choice of television, movies and music? Where do you draw the line when it comes to what is acceptable?
How does your faith influence your entertainment choices?
As you think about your responses, here are a few previous posts from some of our contributors:
- Warren and Michele Mayer wrote about the lessons on service that can be learned from Downton Abbey.
- Tim Morris wrote about what the music we listen to can say about us.
- Morris also wrote about our cultural fascination with "talent" television
What about you?
We'd love to hear your responses – please leave a comment below. Know someone else who has a lot to say on this topic? Invite them to join the discussion.
Here's the context of Angus T. Jones' comments about "Two and a Half Men" – his 30-minute testimony about his conversion to Christianity. His words about "Two and a Half Men" start around 22:30 and continue for about two minutes.