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Monday 28 July 2014

Half men star 'sorry' for rubbishing show

TEENAGE actor Angus T Jones, of the comedy Two And A Half Men, has apologised for rubbishing his own show.

In an episode that has rivalled former colleague Charlie Sheen's meltdown as an off-screen oddity, Jones had called the CBS comedy "filth" and "very inappropriate"

Speaking to religious media outlets, the 19-year-old Jones talked about how his religious awakening has affected his attitude toward life and work.

Popular comedy Two And A Half Men remains heavy on sexual innuendo even with Ashton Kutcher replacing bad-boy Sheen following his firing for drug use and a subsequent public meltdown.

Jones, who started on the show when he was 10, plays Jake Harper, son of the uptight character portrayed by Emmy winner Jon Cryer.

In a statement, Jones said he had the highest regard for all of the people he has worked with on the comedy, including creator Chuck Lorre and Warner Bros studio chief Peter Roth.

"I apologise 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," said Jones, who reportedly makes $350,000 (¤270,000) an episode. "I never intended that."

Jones wasn't at the studio lot for a rehearsal yesterday. He's not scheduled to appear on the two episodes that are being filmed before the end of the year, said a person close to the show.

His character has recently joined the army and his airtime has been cut down.

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