Nineteen-year-old actor Angus T. Jones stars as Jake Harper in the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men.” His show is the third most popular comedy on television, with 14.5 million viewers each week. He has been on the show since he was 10 years old and makes $350,000 per episode. Now he’s making headlines with the release of a video in which he calls his show “filth” and says that people should stop watching it.
Some wonder if his video is a hoax, or if he’s angry about reduced screentime in recent shows and is trying to get out of his contract. The minister who interviewed Jones calls him a “noble young man,” but some think he’s exploiting the actor. Still others call Jones a hypocrite for receiving his salary and staying on the show. Which opinion is right? The question is more urgent than you may think.