[Gossip] Stephen Baldwin Defends Angus T. Jones' Two and a Half Men Comments
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 11.29.2012
He understands where Angus is coming from...
Stephen Baldwin is coming to the aid of Angus T. Jones in the backlash against the young actor for trashing his own TV show. As previously reported, Jones filmed a video where he told people to stop watching Two and a Half Men because his new religious perspective has changed his outlook on it. Baldwin, who became a born-again Christian following 9/11 spoke with Good Morning America (via ABC News) and said that he understands where Jones is coming from.
"As a Christian, I had a casting director come up to me two years ago and say, 'I'm really sorry because I've brought your name up in castings for a while now and they all just kind of look at me like I'm crazy,'" Baldwin said, adding, "It just sounds like Angus is having an authentic experience with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It's a serious thing. A real, true walk of Christianity is very difficult, quite radical. It seems to me he was a young man when he started and now he's kind of come into his own and he's connected with his pastor."
As for concerns by many (including his mother) that Jones is being exploited by the Seventh-day Adventist church, Baldwin said, "I think he knows exactly what he's doing. Again, he meant to probably have it come out differently. He didn't want to offend [show creator] Chuck Lorre or any of the people from the show or be disrespectful, but I think he authentically means what he says where he finds now if you hold up the content of his show to the Bible, what he's saying is, 'Now there's a conflict for me.'"