Angus T. Jones, aka the half man of "Two and a Half Men," is causing his friends
and family quite a bit of concern. Jones was spotted looking like a much
scruffier version of his character Jake Harper, reportedly as an effort to break
with the image the show projected of him.
“He seems to be a shadow of himself and desperate to get away from the looks
that made him a global star and very wealthy,” one of Jones' friends told the
New York Daily News. “We are concerned about his health, too. Angus has lost a
lot of weight over the summer and looks very skinny compared to how he looked on
“He seems to be suffering some kind of breakdown," another friend added. "He
appears in denial about the whole saga. And he just doesn’t want to look like
Jones spent over 10 years on the show, and was reportedly earning over $6
million a year by the time he ended his role. Yet, being paid $300,000 per
episode didn't seem to affect his loyalty.
In November 2012, Jones took to YouTube "Seventh-Day Adventist firebrand" Chris
Hudson, pleading with viewers to quit tuning in. “Please stop watching it.
Please stop filling your head with filth,” he begged.
Although Jones later revised the statement and apologized to the creator of "Two
And A Half Men," he is clearly still grappling with the effects of the show's
His motivations, as expressed in the YouTube testimonial, seem to be motivated
by religious urges to break with the less-than-moral escapades of "Two And A
Jones' parents, Kelly and Carey Jones, have both voiced their worry over his
relationship with the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The actor is reportedly
reconsidering his involvement with the group, as he plans to leave for college
this coming fall.
This sad turn of events for Jones harkens back to Charlie Sheen's comment
following his now-infamous YouTube video: "I dare anyone to spend 10 years in
the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre's hive of oppression and not suffer some
form of an emotional tsunami."
It doesn't seem like anyone is #winning