by Stephanie Berenbaum – December 3, 2012
Angus, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
By now, you’re probably one of the 2.3 million people who have seen the controversial video released by Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones. You know, the one where Jones calls the show he stars in “filth” and urges people to stop watching it before it destroys them. What you may not know is that Jones has repeatedly topped the list of highest paid child stars – clocking a reported $350,00 PER EPISODE!
Jones’ rant brought up some interesting questions – particularly from a Fab & Fru perspective… What about the money Angus? How can someone keep collecting a paycheck yet choose to throw you’re colleagues and employers under the bus? And most importantly, what on earth is Angus going to do with all the money he’s earned from the show? Surely his multi-million dollar fortune must count as ill gotten gains, right?
We would have found his appeal far more convincing if he had then divulged his plans to donate his “filth” money to charity or to his church, but so far his only response has been to offer (or rather, for his PR firm to offer) a lukewarm apology thanking the show’s creators for the opportunity they’ve given him. –Keep in mind we’re talking about an opportunity that has reportedly added up to somewhere between $15 – $25 million for Jones over the course of his 10 seasons on the show.
Finances & Faith
So, what we want to know is – do you respect Jones for publicizing his views? Or do you think he is just biting the hand that feeds him? Would your opinion be swayed if the actor put his money where is mouth is and addressed the financial ramifications of his super stardom?
Since he is taking what he believes is the moral high ground, do you think that his immense fortune from the show should also be a crucial part of his argument? We haven’t heard him announce his resignation yet…
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