Thursday, November 29, 2012
Beware! Cancellation is Nigh.
The gospel lesson for this first Sunday in Advent has some End Times, Second Coming overtones. In our United Church we aren't always sure how to address these readings because of the long history of preachers, prophets, and predicters who have claimed that the end is near and Jesus is returning. Well, enter Angus.
For a decade Angus T. Jones has grown up publicly as the rather dim kid, Jake, on the sitcom Two and a Half Men. The half-man is now full grown and recently joined up with a strange expression of the Seventh-Day-Adventists. In a recent video Angus dissed the show as corrupt and said that he wanted off, even though he is paid $350,000 an episode. Not bad for a nineteen year old. Now he has issued one of those formal apologies obviously created by his publicist and lawyer. Hey, many of us would be inclined to grovel for a third of a million dollars a week. Here is a portion of one media report:
In the original video Jones refers to the comedy, which is the third-highest rated in the U.S., as “filth” that is “contributing to the enemy’s plan.” While sitting next to pastor Christopher Hudson from Seventh-Day-Adventist outfit, The Forerunner Chronicles, Angus said, “I’m on Two and a Half Men. I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth.”
The pastor tells The Mail Online that Angus isn’t having a break-down, he is simply preparing for the second coming. “Angus accepts that we are living in the last days of the world as we know it. Jesus is coming soon and God will judge what is in the heart of each of us.” Hudson has compared President Obama to Hitler, warned against mothers having to eat their own babies due to rising gas prices and ranted against Freemasons, specifically Jay-Z.
I hope Angus slips out from under the influence of pastor Hudson. At the same time, I have wondered what it was like for this boy/youth to be part of the cast of a show which is filled with sexual innuendo and...do we call it filth?
What do you think about Angus' media meltdown? Are you ready for The End? Are you choosing not to hold your breath?
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