Angus T. Jones has already issued a formal apology for the unfavorable comments he made about his own show “Two and a Half Men,” but that hasn’t stopped Rainn Wilson of “The Office” from poking fun at him.
Jones, who is best known for playing Jake Harper on “Two and a Half Men,” shocked viewers when a testimonial video he filmed for his church hit the Internet, showcasing disparaging comments he had made about his own sitcom.
“Jake from ‘Two and a Half Men’ means nothing; he’s a nonexistent character,” Jones says in the video. "If you watch ‘Two and a Half Men,’ please stop watching. I’m on ‘Two and a Half Men’; I don’t want to be on it.”
Jones then goes on to call his show “filth” created by “the enemy” and warn that television can have devastating effects on the brain.
In response, Wilson, who plays Dwight Schrute on “The Office,” filmed a mock-testimonial of his own. Like Jones, Wilson decried the sitcom he stars on, but kept repeating the name ‘The Office,’ and gave its airing time, as if covertly plugging it to viewers.
Seated on a couch next to Craig Robinson, who plays Darryl on the show, Wilson told the camera, “Dwight from ‘The Office’ is nothing, OK?”
“’The Office’ is nothing, all right?" Wilson continued. "If you watch ‘The Office,’ please don’t watch ‘The Office.’ I’m on ‘The Office’ and it’s filth. ... Thursday nights at 9 o’clock on NBC, please do not watch this final season, or that filth will rot your brain.”
Tuesday night, Jones, 19, released a statement apologizing if his comments had offended any of his colleagues, but he did not rescind the comments themselves.
"I apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and a lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which I have been blessed," said Jones. "I never intended that."
"Without qualification, I am grateful to and have the highest regard and respect for all of the wonderful people on 'Two and Half Men' with whom I have worked and over the past 10 years who have become an extension of my family," he added.
Watch the video below to see Wilson’s spoof of Jones.
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