The Seventh Day Adventist "preacher" who got CBS TV's "Two and a Half Men" star, Angus Jones, thinking so wrongly about things that he got himself in a little hot water this week by disavowing his own TV show that puts $8 million per year in his pocket, is a nutjob who hates gays and believes we're in the end-times...
...and far worse. In over 300 Youtube videos, we find these of his beliefs:
- Anti-gay: In a multi-part, exhaustive "exposé" set to scary music called Homo-Geniz-Nation, Hudson lambasts President Obama for his "disturbing statements" in support of gay equality and being "proud" for appointing openly LGBT people to his Cabinet.
- Anti-Jay-Z: Hudson is perhaps one of the only people who doesn't find the Illuminati hip-hop conspiracy theory a total joke. In fact, he produced an entire documentary on it, The Jay-Z Deception, that explains how the rapper's Blueprint albums are "markers in obtaining degrees in the secret organization known as the Freemasons" which he claims is a Satan-worshipping organization. He also implicated Kanye West and Rihanna as being involved with Lucifer.
- Anti-masturbation: In another video, Hudson declares it a sin and says, "Masturbation is an unnatural act" that has some "very serious health consequences" like men losing zinc through ejaculation, which causes them to have lower testosterone levels, and thus "feel less manly."
- President Obama is just like Adolf Hitler.
- Osama bin Laden actually died in 2007, not 2011.
- Michael Jackson's death was a conspiracy involving the Pope.
- People in New York City will turn to cannibalism and will eat their babies. "I'm not even playing. It's just that serious," he declares.
From the article:
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has distanced itself from Hudson after the video of Jones—who joined its L.A. congregation this year—went public this week, saying in a statement, "[Christopher Hudson] is not a pastor of the Seventh-day Adventist Church." But there's plenty of evidence online that Hudson's ministry is endorsed by the church. He regularly lectures at official Adventist schools, and preaches at Adventist churches around the world, from New England to Australia. He also has a show on the Seventh-day Adventist satellite channel.
Between this and Charlie Sheen going bananas, could it be something in the water, there, on the Two and a Half Men set?
Young Angus needs to have someone straighten him out. Then, again, this is hardly surprising. Child stars often end-up screwed-up when they grow-up.
UPDATE 1 December 2012: All the celebrity and gossip websites and publications (which I never read, but to which there was a reference about all this on the "Opposing Views" website, and so that's how I know) -- even TV Guide -- are reporting that "Two and a Half Men" production insiders are leaking that Jones may be phased-out of the show such that his "Jake" character may become only occasionally talked about; and will be, at best, a never-heard voice on the other end of phone calls (like was the "Maris" character on "Frasier," for example; or "Stan" on "Will and Grace").
They say his much-discussed replacement on the show is Miley Cyrus, who has recently guest-starred as the character "Missi," the daughter of a friend of Ashton Kutcher's character, "Walden." Apparently Cyrus's appearances did well in the ratings, and so producers are now considering making her a regular; and maybe sending her character off to college so there's a reason for her to not necessarily be in every episode, yet her showing-up whenever needed is plausible and easily explained.
Jones (as "Jake") is already rarely seen on the program... sometimes literally only phoning-in his performance via Skype, pursuant to his character's being in the military. I am on-record as having said, the instant that Jake announced he had joined the Army, that that character was being diminished, along with that of most of the other long-time regular characters, to wit: Charlie's and Alan's mom, Evelyn; Charlie's stalker (and likely killer) Rose; Alan's ex-wife, Judith (and, especially, her new husband, Dr. Herb)... all of them, who were once on almost every episode, are nearly never heard from anymore. It seemed clear to at least me that Jake, too, would join their ranks back when he first announced his enlisting; and, sure enough, that's what's happened.
The truth is that the show should have gone off the air when Sheen was fired. The circumstances under which Kutcher replaced him were too contrived, and so it all felt too unnatural. But an interesting thing happened: So many viewers were so interested in seeing how the new season (after Sheen's meltdown) would begin that the ratings for the early Kutcher episodes weren't half bad; and then, after that, viewers got kinda' hooked. The Sheen ruckus, then, ended-up almost being good for the show, in a way...
...and my gut feeling about all this, cynic that I am, is that what's really going on with this whole Jones thing might (and the operative word, here, is "might") be a big setup based on the lessons that executive producer Chuck Lorre, et al, learned from the Sheen debacle.
Here's what I mean: In keeping with the spirit of the age-old maxim, "I don't care what the newspapers say about me as long as they spell my name right," and its underlying point that there's no such thing as bad publicity, I suspect that the show's producers, and Jones, are conspiring to do all this in order to boost interest and ratings, just as the Sheen incident ultimately (though obviousy unintentionally) did.
Jones has long said that he wanted to quit the show so he could go to college and pursue different interests in life. He has, after all, made many millions -- more than enough, if properly invested (and if he doesn't get suckered out of it by fast-talking faux preachers like the one who would at least seem to have his hooks into him at the moment) to provide him (Jones) with a decent living for the rest of his life, even if he never works again -- and so doesn't need the money. If, then, he's tired of doing it (which it has been widely reported that he was, even beforethis preacher incident), then it makes sense that he'd want to move on when his contract expires at the end of the current season (in May of 2013).
There has also been talk about the show ending in 2013... independent of any of the controversies. Since it's currently one of the top-three-rated shows, though, I doubt that Lorre, et al, will walk away from that kind of money. But who knows. Some of the best shows on TV -- like Seinfeld, for example, just to name one -- have tried to go out while they were still on top... to the chagrin, of course, of both viewers, and most of those involved with the shows' production and promotion who made big money from them. Maybe Two and a Half Men will do the same. Time will tell.
In any case, it makes sense that Lorre, et al, might be trying, with this whole Jones thing, to intentionally repeat the kind of hoopla around the show that unintentionally happened with the Sheen situation; and, if so, then maybe, since Jones is leaving anyway, it's really the preacherwho's being used, here!
TMZ is reporting that Jones always felt "invisible" and that "no one really cared what he thought about the show or anything else," so "he's stunned at the reaction to the video." The site also reports that Jones wanted to quit the show last season, "but his reps and family convinced him it would be 'stupid' to walk out on a contract that could earn him as much as $15 mil."
I suspect that that's all true. But I further suspect that as long as Jones is on his way out, whether or not the show continues beyond the May 2013 season finale, Lorre, et al, conspired with him to make all this controversy happen; and they picked the oddest ball they could, in this Christopher Hudson nutjob, as a vehicle. If so, then the joke's on Hudson; and Jones and his money are in no danger after all, as some have opined, here, might be the case. Heck, Jones may, in fact, not even really be a Seventh Day Adventist, after all... who knows. It sure would be delicious, I must say, if Hudson had been so played.
What we do know is that Lorre is, and has always been, one of the most opportunistic, and quick-on-his-feet people in Hollywood; and I wouldn't put it past him to have so learned from the Sheen debacle that he's now trying to reproduce it with Jones... with Jones's full cooperation, of course.
I realize that it's all a bit "conspiracy-theorist" of me; and for that reason I don't want to say that I actually believe that what I just described is what's really happening. I don't. But I at leastsuspect it... as at least a possibility. Whether or not it really is, we'll likely never know.
Or, likely starting 15 minutes from now, care... or so, at least, it is my hope.