Today, Hollywood is shining a light on their “fallen” star Angus T. Jones, formerly the cute kid on Two and a Half Men. I say “fallen,” because to Hollywood, that’s what he is.
Angus’ name is trending because of a recent interview where he apologizes (kinda) for slamming the show he was on back in 2012. Angus said of his former boss Lorre and the show, “That’s his baby and I just totally insulted his baby, and to that degree I am apologetic, but otherwise, I don’t regret saying what I said.”
In his recent interview, he speaks on why he quit the show (that was paying him $300k an episode, mind you). Jones said, “It was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people…and I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t OK with it, but I was still doing it.”
Jones is now going to school in Colorado and spending his down time at the World Harvest Outreach Church in Houston.
He is a Hollywood afterthought and really the only reason anyone in Hollywood cares to give him any airtime is out of amusement…curiosity…or something to laugh at, really. People in Hollywood are wondering – why would someone who is getting paid to make-out with Miley Cyrus throw it all away for an invisible God?
What he’s apologizing for is that video he recorded shortly after his conversion, where he slammed the show he was on, calling it “filth” and urging fans to stop watching it.
I’m so proud of this kid. Not only did he stand up for his beliefs, but now he’s coming out humbly and apologizing for insulting the man who created the show he slammed – yet, he didn’t do it weakly with his tail between his legs. He made it clear that he was only apologizing for insulting the show’s creator – otherwise he stood by what he said.
All Christians see this and nod their heads. We can all relate because no matter what vocation we find ourselves in, if we are truly following Jesus, we find ourselves in these situations where we’re asked to compromise all the time- whether it be at our job or in a social situation. We’re all put on the spot to do something or be involved in something we don’t think would be pleasing to God.
And as silly as it sounds to say out loud (especially given the fact that in other parts of the country, Christians are being persecuted and killed)- it’s hard to say no to seeing that movie or fudging that number on the purchase order – it is hard, because people don’t approve. People don’t get it. And it makes people hate us when we decide to walk away from what they’re choosing to do.
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