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Angus T. Jones, the 19-year-old "Two and a Half Men" actor who spoke out against the comedic series that made him feel conflicted after converting to Christianity, is apologizing after urging people to stop watching his show.
Jones, who has been working on the show laced with sexual innuendos since he was 10 years old, released a statement late Tuesday where he apologized to his colleagues and said he has been blessed with the opportunity to star on the popular sitcom.
"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," Jones said in the statement, ABC News reports. "I never intended that."
Although the show's Warner Bros. studio and CBS networks have yet to respond to Jones' comments that called their series "filth," sources close to the series reportedly said that the 19-year-old would not appear in any episodes before the new year since his character was sent to the Army.
"Please stop watching it," Jones said of the show in a video posted by the Forerunner Chronicles in Seale, Ala., Monday. "Please stop filling your head with filth."
On his 19th birthday last month, Jones spoke on a radio broadcast called "The Voice of Prophecy" which was recorded for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In the recording, Jones admitted that he was a virgin that never drank alcohol and explained why he was uncomfortable with appearing on "Two and a Half Men."
"It's very weird that I'm on a television show, especially now that I am trying to walk with God," Jones said. "My television show has nothing to do with God and doesn't want anything to do with God."
"Two and a Half Men" is the third most-watched comedy program on Thursdays, according to ABC News, trailing behind only "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family" in ratings.