Angus T. Jones is likely to leave “Two and a Half Men” after his video rant that went viral, E! Online reported Wednesday night.
According to the latest reports surfacing, the teenage actor will finish out season 10, but will not be portraying Jack Harper in future seasons since he publicly trashed the show and called it “filth.”
A source close to E! Online confirmed the report, they said.
Writing Harper out of the series might be easy since he enlisted in the military toward the end of season 9 and only appeared in a few episodes during season 10.
"He won't be in every episode," the source told E! Online. "How much they use him will be up to [creator] Chuck Lorre. The intention wasn't ever for him to be in every ep this year anyway. Now it might be less."
"You might see him for a few guest spots," the insider continued, adding that the character will probably choose to go to college next year anyway.
"Part of the reason Angus is so wary of the industry and so involved with the church is that he's seen what's happened to Charlie [Sheen] front and center," the source said. "He doesn't want to end up like that. Who would?"
Jones didn’t realize that his online tirade would become such a sensation, with the source noting:
“He really didn't think anyone would care that much. He has never been the one to get attention."
The 19-year-old actor, who has been on the show since he was 10, has since apologized for offending his castmates and crew in a statement that was released by his publicist; Jones admitted in the statement he felt he was “blessed” to have been afforded the opportunity to appear on the CBS sitcom.
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