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Two And A Half Men Star Says Show Is 'Filth'
The teenage Two And A Half Men actor who labelled his own hit television show as "filth" will have some time before he faces the show's producers.
Angus T Jones is not due back at work until after the new year because he is not appearing in the episode currently being filmed, a person close to the show told the AP news agency.
Jones made the comments, in which he urged viewers to "stop watching" the sitcom, in an online video recorded in his production trailer.
The 19-year-old reportedly earns $350,000 (£218,000) an episode playing the character Jake in the show, which now stars Ashton Kutcher.
Charlie Sheen was fired last year after he criticised its producers in a series of bizarre media appearances.
Jones' video was posted by US Christian website Forerunner Chronicles on YouTube on Monday.
In it, the actor, who has been in the show since he was 10, said: "Jake from Two And A Half Men means nothing. He is a non-existent character.
"If you watch Two And A Half Men, please stop watching Two And A Half Men. I'm on Two And A Half Men, and I don't want to be on it.
"Please stop watching it. Stop filling your head with filth. Please. People say it's just entertainment.
"Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you'll have a decision to make when it comes to television, and especially with what you watch."
In an apparent reference to Satan, Jones said in the video: "A lot of people don't like to think about how deceptive the enemy is. He's been doing this for a lot longer than any of us have been around.
"There's no playing around when it comes to eternity."
Warner Bros, which produces the show along with CBS, has declined to comment.
Two And A Half Men is the third most popular comedy on US television with an average audience of 14.5 million per episode.
The Forerunner Chronicles' MySpace page says it is "dedicated to proclaiming the TRUTH that you need to know".
"Jesus Christ is our General," it goes on. "He gives the orders ... we put in the work! No questions asked."