The teen actor in the CBS comedy Two and Half Men is now apologizing for calling the show "filth" and telling people not to watch.
The sitcom is known for its raunchy humor and sexually explicit dialog. Nineteen-year-old Angus T. Jones has played the character "Jake" since he was 10 years old.
In a video testimony with a Seventh-day Adventist radio broadcast, Jones said he had a spiritual awakening and that he no longer wanted to be on the show.
"Please stop watching Two and a Half Men. I'm on Two and a Half Men and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it," he says in the video. "Please stop filling your head with filth.
"You cannot be a true, God-fearing person and be on a television show like that. I know I can't," he says. "I'm not okay with what I'm learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show."
But in a statement Tuesday, Jones said, "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. I never intended that."
Jones attends a Seventh-Day Adventist church in the San Fernando Valley, Calif.