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Was Angus T. Jones Wrong for Bashing Two and a Half Men?
Consequential Commentary ^ | 11-28-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff

Posted on 11/28/2012 2:07:18 PM PST by InHisService

I have to admit, I have never watched Two and a Half Men, and never will. I hate sitcoms. I’ve tried to watch other ones and found them to be rather unfunny; as a Christian myself I find the content worldly, over-sexualized and very distasteful, as are most programs on TV. But as an actor on the program, was Jones wrong for speaking out against it?

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: angustjones; cesspool; christianity; culturewar; morals; primetime; twoandahalfmen; whoremonger

1 posted on 11/28/2012 2:07:27 PM PST by InHisService
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To: InHisService

He did the right thing. But now he will never get anothe job in the entertainment/media complex.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 2:10:30 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: InHisService

He wasn’t wrong but not quitting makes him a hypocrite


3 posted on 11/28/2012 2:14:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

“but not quitting makes him a hypocrite”

Yeah,,, but he’s under contract for a bit longer, and the hollywood lawyers would have skinned him alive.


4 posted on 11/28/2012 2:17:41 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: InHisService

If he doesn’t like the show, he should just leave. The show is crude, but it’s been crude the whole time. He has apologized already. He didn’t seem to mind becoming rich from the show. Personally I think the show has run it’s course.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 2:19:03 PM PST by EEGator
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To: InHisService

Never seen the show, never will. Much better things to do.


6 posted on 11/28/2012 2:21:41 PM PST by lesko
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To: I want the USA back
He did the right thing.

Oh BS! I wouldn't criticize him if he was sincere but his mega salary per episode is nothing he's going to give up.

I don't know much about this black guy he was hanging with in the video but I suspect he's nothing but another Jim Jones to the rich hollywood elites.

As a side note, the punk has already issued an apology so take that for what it's worth.........

7 posted on 11/28/2012 2:23:58 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: InHisService

I’ve never watched the show.
Must be truly lousy for the actor in it to slam it....LOL.


8 posted on 11/28/2012 2:24:29 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: GeronL
He wasn’t wrong

Can you say the same thing about the followers of Jim Jones?

9 posted on 11/28/2012 2:25:56 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: I want the USA back
"But now he will never get anothe job in the entertainment/media complex."

He could always star in Fireproof 2

10 posted on 11/28/2012 2:26:38 PM PST by ksen
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To: onyx

It amazes me what the American audience finds entertaining. Like “Here comes Honey Boo-Boo.” I just don’t get it.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 2:29:24 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: Hot Tabasco

WHat does this have to do with Jim Jones?

His criticisms of the program were correct. His actions, though- not quitting the “filthy” thing- bring the word hypocrite to mind.


12 posted on 11/28/2012 2:31:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Agree that he should quit. Coming out publicly and trashing the program was stupid though, even though I am a Christian and I’m quite sure he’s right in his opinion that people shouldn’t watch it.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 2:33:33 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: EEGator

It will probably get higher ratings now after this.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 2:34:43 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: InHisService

For at least some time it probably will. The show has become stale, and they’re just doing the same crude jokes.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 2:38:50 PM PST by EEGator
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To: GeronL

I’m not too mad at him.

He’s 19 years old....and in a business his parents put him into when he was 5.

People that age swing from idealistic to realistic and back again in a matter of weeks.

He’s a confused kid, whose parents treated him like a meal ticket by getting him into this business...and now he’s caught on tape disparaging one of CBS’ best money makers...he probably got more than an earful in the last few days. And, he’s currently under contract.

I feel bad for him. He’s in a bad spot. Sure his greed plays into his decision to stay...but, thanks to his parents, this is the life he knows. And, it is always scary to contemplate leaving the life you know.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 2:41:15 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: InHisService

I used to watch the show when Charlie Sheen was on and found it crude but funny. Now I find it crude and boring.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 2:41:15 PM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: InHisService

Reminiscent of Gregory Peck and the film, “MacArthur” which was backed by the Moonies. At the time the Moonies were quite controversial and when questioned about his taking the leading role, Peck replied in effect....I needed the work, YOU don’t HAVE to go see it.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 2:44:45 PM PST by Roccus
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To: I want the USA back

well he has back tracked mightily from the ‘brave’ commentary when he thought no one in the public would here him


19 posted on 11/28/2012 2:56:26 PM PST by Nifster
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To: InHisService

No, unless it’s a PR move


20 posted on 11/28/2012 2:57:25 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

so what???? breaking contracts is all part of the big silly game Hollyweird plays (just ask Charlie Sheen). This so called brave young man in truth is nothing more than someone who pays lip service to his beliefs but denies them outright when the going gets tough.....bleeech


21 posted on 11/28/2012 2:58:58 PM PST by Nifster
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To: GeronL
WHat does this have to do with Jim Jones?

You're right, that was a bad analogy.

I should have cited Robert Tilton, Jimmy and Tammy Baker and Jimmy Swaggart as appropriate examples. Maybe even L. Ron Hubbard...........

22 posted on 11/28/2012 3:12:43 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

or maybe this was a publicity stunt


23 posted on 11/28/2012 3:19:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: EEGator

You are right in that the show has been crude from the beginning - however, in the first season or two, it was clever.

Now it is just gross.


24 posted on 11/28/2012 3:26:00 PM PST by paterfamilias
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To: paterfamilias

Sounds like we’re in agreement. I must admit that I do enjoy some crude humor. I like South Park and quite a few crude movies.


25 posted on 11/28/2012 3:44:57 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

He better re-think his career—after he leaves the show he will have Zero chances of getting another job in Hollywood. Maybe he can do Christian TV or Talk Radio? Better go back to school and become a minister or something.


26 posted on 11/28/2012 3:55:58 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: InHisService

It is a free country. He can say whatever he chooses to and what happens next us his to deal with as he likes.


27 posted on 11/28/2012 4:02:45 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

He should have saved up enough money to do as he pleases. Hopefully he, or his parents, were prudent with the money.


28 posted on 11/28/2012 4:04:57 PM PST by EEGator
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To: isthisnickcool

Yes it’s a free country. Would YOU publicly bash your employer?


29 posted on 11/28/2012 4:30:22 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: InHisService
The young Angus lad is right. We need some uplifting and family oriented entertainment, something like....well, something like Killer Karaoke! (P.S. bring airline sick bag)
30 posted on 11/28/2012 4:32:36 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: InHisService
But as an actor on the program, was Jones wrong for speaking out against it?

Yeah, like a drunk lifting his head from the gutter to say, "Young man, don't let this happen to you!"

The entire setting of the show - two men raising a boy - is a tactic to desensitize us to fag adoption. If that's not obvious, we're dumber than we look.
31 posted on 11/28/2012 4:53:52 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

I take it you’re not really familiar with the show...


32 posted on 11/28/2012 5:04:50 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: count-your-change

LOL!


33 posted on 11/28/2012 5:09:09 PM PST by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: jjotto

So it’s not about two men raising a boy?


34 posted on 11/28/2012 6:43:08 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

So it’s not about two men raising a boy?

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No, actually it’s not. Maybe you’re thinking of three men and a baby.

This show is about a loser with a kid leaching off, first his rich brother, and now a rich stranger. The kid is in the military now.

All three of the adult characters (Sheen, Kutcher and Cryer) are heterosexual sluts, obsessively so.


35 posted on 11/29/2012 12:22:16 PM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

Yeah, that’s what I thought I’d heard about the show.

Look a bit deeper. One of the biggest objections - perhaps the biggest - to fag adoption is that chidren need to be raised in a home with a father and a mother. Isn’t it obvious Hollywood is painting a different picture for us?

It’s the same old “Murphy Brown” strategy. “See? Single moms do a wonderful job raising their sons.”

Hollywood knows that television bypasses rational thought and critical examination. It’s been well-known for decades that an audience will accept via cinematic fiction what they would reject outright if it were presented as stated argument. It’s the way our brains work, and it’s contstantly being used against us.


36 posted on 11/29/2012 12:58:48 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

well, except for the fact, that in this show, the boy’s mother is still involved. A bit of a shrew perhaps, but not disconnected from the raising of her son.

Watch the show (if you can stomach it, I no longer could after the first season - the actual first season with Sheen), and I’d be really surprised if you can catch any undercurrent of preaching gay marriage at the viewer. I don’t think it’s there. JMO.


37 posted on 11/29/2012 1:56:08 PM PST by dmz
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To: InHisService
Yes it’s a free country. Would YOU publicly bash your employer?

It would not matter in my case since I am the employer. I started my first company at age 14 and basically have never worked for anyone but myself.

38 posted on 11/29/2012 2:05:52 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: dmz
I’d be really surprised if you can catch any undercurrent of preaching gay marriage at the viewer

That's just the point. If their agenda were obvious, everyone would notice, warning flags would go up, people would discuss and debate the question. (If Hollywood could achieve its aims that way, there would be fewer sitcoms and more televised debates.)

But when the subject of "two men raising a boy" comes up in the context of fag adoption, the image of this "family" crops up in the back of your mind as probably the only example you've ever known.

We all draw heavily on our experiences. The subtle and powerful influence of cinema (movies, TV, etc.) is in planting faux experiences in our memories and emotions.
39 posted on 11/29/2012 2:12:25 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

http://www.policymic.com/articles/19668/angus-jones-viral-youtube-video-two-and-a-half-men-star-religious-awakening-goes-viral

[snip] Jones made the comments during a 15-minute-long sit down with spiritual mentor, and host of the online religious show ForeRunner Chronicles, Christopher Hudson who said to be impressed with the star’s testimonial about becoming a Seventh-Day Adventist — in which the actor also goes on a rant about the popular CBS sitcom. [snip]

I love the show, and have the first nine seasons on DVD. It’s a good idea to weigh perceptions of his sincerity against whether he keeps all the money he’s been paid for starring in the show for going-on-ten years. If he doesn’t, he’s just another Hollywood jackoff. If he donates it to this “Forerunner Chronicles” joker, file this whole thing under “Svengali”.

http://www.worldmag.com/2012/11/two_and_a_half_men_star_apologizes_for_remarks

[snip] ...he said he lived a materialistic lifestyle, smoking marijuana and taking LSD. [/snip]

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/30/is-tripping-on-acid-to-blame-for-angus-t-jones-s-meltdown.html

[snip] “The summer of senior year, I started doing acid,” Jones says on the now-viral video. “This drug could change the world ... if this was legal, everyone would be different.” [/snip]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9707574/Angus-Jones-Two-and-a-Half-Men-actor-apologises-after-calling-show-filth.html

[snip] “I apologize 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,” he said. “I never intended that.” [/snip]

Jew-hating and 9/11 ‘Truther’ drug addict Charlie Sheen, who much more famously showed indifference and disrespect to his colleagues after spending some years as one of the highest-paid ciphers in show biz, has, of course defended Angus.


40 posted on 11/30/2012 9:19:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LearsFool

You’re killing an ant with a hammer - the storyline is that the boy lives with his mother and stepfather and spends the weekends with his father, who lives with his brother.

The ‘boy’ is in the military in the current series. There’s no homosexuality involved. Put that hammer down.


41 posted on 11/30/2012 9:57:38 PM PST by Fred Nerks
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To: Fred Nerks
From Amazon's description:

Charlie Harper is a bachelor in paradise, complete with Malibu beach house, overpaid job and a very active dating life. Then his uptight brother Alan, in the throes of a divorce, moves in - and brings his 10-year-old son Jake with him...Meet the Harper men - two adults, one kid and no grown-ups.
42 posted on 12/01/2012 3:35:33 AM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: LearsFool

The boy lives with his mother, she brings him to the Malibu house on holidays and weekends. Amazon can go jump.


43 posted on 12/01/2012 11:46:26 AM PST by Fred Nerks
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