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'Two & a Half Men' Star


Show Is NOT Filth

11/28/2012 11:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


"Two and a Half Men" star Holland Taylor -- who plays Angus T. Jones' grandmother on the show -- says she admires Angus despite his anti-"Men" message ... but thinks his "filth" comment is utter nonsense.

69-year-old Taylor was out for a hike in L.A. earlier today -- looking fantastic we might add -- when she said, "I admire [Angus] and like him. He's finding his way."

She adds, "I admire all the people involved with my show, and I admire Angus particularly. I don't know what he's experiencing now."

But when she was asked about Angus' comment that the show was filthy -- Taylor could hardly contain herself, saying, "OH PLEASE!"


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Good show, big pressure, great benefits for audiences.

663 days ago


Ohhhh........come on Holland Taylor. It is filth, but hey - it pays the bills. Angus has the right to call a spade a spade. Just as people have the right to enjoy the show. Give it a rest! Angus is new to his faith and needs to figure out how that fits in with his life & the Angus haters are still looking. It's all good.

662 days ago


I like the show about time there a comedy for adults

662 days ago


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 – 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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