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Angus T. Jones: I'm sorry
Well, it took only 24 (or so) hours but the wrath of TimeWarner, Chuck Lorre, his agent (Paradigm), and various handlers have prevailed: Angus T. Jones has issued an apology via Deadline.com, the go-to site for such matters. Here it is in full:
I have been the subject of much discussion, speculation and commentary over the past 24 hours. While I cannot address everything that has been said or right every misstatement or misunderstanding, there is one thing I want to make clear. Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on Two and Half Men with whom I have worked over the past 10 years and who have become an extension of my family. Chuck Lorre, Peter Roth and many others at Warner Bros. and CBS are responsible for what has been one of the most significant experiences in my life to date. I thank them for the opportunity they have given and continue to give me and the help and guidance I have and expect to continue to receive from them. I also want all of the crew and cast on our show to know how much I personally care for them and appreciate their support, guidance and love over the years. I grew up around them and know that the time they spent with me was in many instances more than with their own families. I learned life lessons from so many of them and will never forget how much positive impact they have had on my life. 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. I never intended that.
Jones — Jake Harper, long the “half” of “Two and a Half Men” — was featured on a website Tuesday in which he denounced the show, called it “filth,” told fans to stay away, said it was a design of “the enemy,” and effectively said it was the devil's handiwork. It was, needless to say, quite an interesting moment. CBS and show producer Warner Bros. TV declined to comment, the media world erupted (because that's what we do), and everyone waited . . . for this. So it goes.