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Angus T. Jones received some criticism after speaking out against his "Two and a Half Men" television show recently, but fellow Christian actor Stephen Baldwin is defending the 19-year-old's stance.
Jones made headlines after a video emerged this week where he was conversing with his pastor and calling the "Two and a Half Men" show that he has starred in for 10 years "filth." Jones later apologized for showing "a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity" he has been blessed with. He reportedly earns $350,000 per episode.
However Baldwin, 46, said he understood what the young actor was going through when he decided to speak out against his own series.
"It just sounds like Angus is having an authentic experience with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It's a serious thing," Baldwin said in a recent interview with "Good Morning America." "A real, true walk of Christianity is very difficult, quite radical. It seems to me he was a young man when he started and now he's kind of come into his own and he's connected with his pastor."
Although Jones apologized for his comments, Baldwin said he thinks Jones was genuine about his initial remarks concerning "Two and a Half Men."
"I think he knows exactly what he's doing. Again, he meant to probably have it come out differently," Baldwin said. "He didn't want to offend [show creator] Chuck Lorre or any of the people from the show or be disrespectful, but I think he authentically means what he says where he finds now if you hold up the content of his show to the Bible, what he's saying is, 'Now there's a conflict for me.'"
Jones initially called for fans of the popular comedy series to stop watching "Two and a Half Men."
"Please stop watching it," Jones said of the show in the video posted by the Forerunner Chronicles in Seale, Ala., Monday. "Please stop filling your head with filth."