(LOS ANGELES) — Charlie Sheen is chalking up his former Two and a Half Men co-star Angus T. Jones’ negative remarks about the CBS sitcom to what he calls the “hive of oppression” created by series creator Chuck Lorre.
Jones referred to Two and a Half Men as “filth” in a video interview posted online by Forerunner Chronicles regarding his religious awakening.
Sheen later reacted by telling People magazine that the show is “cursed.” In a separate statement, he said Jones is welcome to join his FX comedy Anger Management.
Sheen now seems to be assigning some blame to Lorre, with whom he famously feuded with last year prior to being fired from Two and a Half Men.
Speaking with TMZ.com, Sheen said, “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.”
He also said, “Obviously, not having been there for some time, the Angus T. Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube.”
Jones on Tuesday issued a statement in which he apologized if his remarks were interpreted as showing “indifference to and disrespect of” his colleagues. According to TMZ, he feels badly that he’s caused such an uproar, but he will leave Two and a Half Men after the current season wraps up.
TMZ also reports that Jones wanted to quit the show after last season but was encouraged by reps and family members to stick around due to his hefty salary. He reportedly makes $300,000 per episode.
Meanwhile, Stephen Baldwin, a devout Christian, offered the following advice to Jones on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday: “I think he ought to walk his walk and stand up for what he believes in and finish out the season and go about his business.”
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications
Sandra Gonzalez, CNN