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Charlie Sheen

It's Chuck Lorre's Fault

Angus Lost His Mind

11/28/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Charlie Sheen
isn't done blasting "Two and a Half Men" over the Angus T. Jones brouhaha -- now he's targeting show creator Chuck Lorre ... telling TMZ it's Lorre's fault Angus has suffered "an emotional tsunami."

As we reported, Charlie has already called Angus' infamous YouTube confessional a "Hale-Bopp-like meltdown" -- referencing the Heaven's Gate cult suicide -- but that's just the beginning.

Charlie tells us, "Obviously, not having been there for some time, the Angus T. Jones that I knew and still love is not the same guy I saw on YouTube yesterday."

He adds, "I dare anyone to spend ten years in the laugh-track that is Chuck Lorre's hive of oppression and not suffer some form of an emotional tsunami."

As we first reported, Angus has already issued a semi-apology for the video -- in which he calls "Men" filth -- telling us, "I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues."

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61.

Reg    

Not one episode.

590 days ago
62.

tellmeaboutit     

Good ole Chuckles. He's as predictable as an old shoe. Still whining over getting his ass fired and bitchy over the show's success without him. Go away, Chuckles, it's not your business.
And by the way, that is a really creepy picture of him...he looks demented.

590 days ago
63.

Denese    

It's Chuck Lorre's fault that I lost my mind too. Can I sell t-shirts that have this printed on them? The '10's answer to the '80's "I shot J.R." t-shirts. Million dollar idea. Winning!!

589 days ago
64.

Lynn317    

TMZ GOT AN EXPERT OPINION -
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SHEEN has a PHD in "MIND LOSING".

589 days ago
65.

jayman419    

If his remarks? IF? This guy is caught between the demands of his cult and the realities of his job. There was never any chance he was going to give up that cash. Less than zero chance. And there's no way he wants to pay cash money for his treatment and church dues.
But watch... this is gonna escalate. His cult will have to make demands soon.

589 days ago
66.

anabella    

Still love Charlie

589 days ago
67.

Nashota    

Seems like crazy is a 2 1/2 pattern

588 days ago
68.

AnnC    

The blowback has been immediate from the left. It’s one thing for Charlie Sheen to go completely insane, hook up with two willing ladies, and then do a drunken tour on which he repeats the word “winning” ad infinitum. It’s quite another for a young man to express the Christian view of much of the trash on television.

So instead of focusing on Jones’ message – an eminently true one – the left is calling him crazy. E! Online ran a piece today suggesting that Jones’ church membership actually made him a cult member:

"A source close to the situation tells E! News that both Jones’ mom, Carey, and those who work with him on his CBS sitcom want to make sure the 19-year-old actor hasn’t been “brainwashed” by his new church …"

There’s no question that the head of the church to which Jones belongs has some fringe views. Christopher Hudson, that church leader, has expressed the belief that Jay-Z’s albums are a Satanic plot — which may be acceptable as an artistic critique, but less so as a political point of view. He has also stated that New York City’s gas crisis in the wake of Hurricane Sandy could lead to cannibalism.

This is kooky stuff. But Jones’ perspective about the television show in which he stars is far from kooky. Two and a Half Men routinely pushes promiscuity – Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher both play serial womanizers who are too cool for school – and that has an impact on the culture.

Even Vice President Joe Biden has acknowledged that television has a marked impact on values; he cited Will & Grace and Ellen Degeneres as two of the leading forces in making homosexuality acceptable to the American people. But while the left celebrates one of its own who says that television drives America’s values, it can’t stand when a non-liberal does it. So they’ve determined to discredit Jones’ view by discrediting Jones himself. Aside from centering their fire on Christopher Hudson, the media has decided that Jones shouldn’t be heard because he’s a hypocrite for taking Two and a Half Men money.

ABC News, in its usual “objective” fashion, reported on Jones’ statement that the show is “bad news” and a “deceptive enemy” by writing: “That ‘enemy’ has made him rich. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 19-year-old actor earns about $350,000 per episode, and received a raise along with co-stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher when the show was renewed for a tenth season in May. ‘Two and a Half Men’ tapes about 20 episodes per season and has been on for 10 seasons.”

But, of course, many people in Hollywood don’t live up to their own standards. ABC News never criticizes Al Gore for riding around in a private jet, or Michael Moore for doing the same. ABC News never checks into the charitable giving of those who espouse higher taxes. When it comes to an actor expressing a conservative point of view, though, the actor must be chastised for hypocrisy. The hypocrisy argument is always a weak ad hominem; people can stand for certain values and struggle to act in accordance with them. But for the left, it’s a disqualifier. The good news for the left is that there are no standards on the left, so there are no hypocrites.

As to Jones’ main thrust, he’s eminently correct. In Hollywood, Two and a Half Men is actually considered a conservative show – Gawker.com labeled it one of the most conservative shows on television because it doesn’t have a regular openly gay character. But Two and a Half Men centers on sex, and the lack of consequences for irresponsible sex. Chuck Lorre, the creator, is a massive leftist pushing leftist social values – he says that in college, he “majored in rock & roll and minored in LSD,” and now he complains that the networks don’t do enough to “talk about human sexuality.” At the end of every episode of The Big Bang Theory, which he also produces, he places a text-heavy placard, very often political. Lorre knows that his shows have impact. And he likes it that way.

Hollywood knows it too, which is why they’ll try to ensure that Jones never works in town again. They might succeed. But if Jones has made even a few Americans aware of the political messages emanating from their televisions, he’ll have done some good.

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