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Two and a Half Men star calls show 'filth' and urges viewers not to watch

Angus T Jones, right, pictured with co-stars Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher. Photo: Reuters

The teenage star of American TV comedy Two and a Half Men has described the show as "filth" and urged viewers not to watch.

Actor Angus T. Jones, 19, said his new-found religious beliefs are at odds with his job playing a fun-loving teen on the popular programme.

In a YouTube video made for the California-based Forerunner Christian Church, Jones said his recent Bible studies made him uncomfortable with the risque humor that marks one of the most-watched comedies on U.S. television.

"If you watch 'Two and a Half Men', please stop watching 'Two and a Half Men," Jones says in the video. "I'm on 'Two and a Half Men' and I don't want to be on it."

"Please stop watching it. Please stop filling your head with filth."

"If I am doing any harm, I don't want to be here. I don't want to be contributing to the enemy's plan... You cannot be a true God-fearing person and be on a television show like that.

"I'm not okay with what I'm learning, what the Bible says and being on that television show," Jones added.

The CBS network and Warner Bros Television, which makes the comedy, both declined to comment on Jones's remarks.

His remarks could pose new problems for the comedy, which was revamped in 2011 following the firing of star Charlie Sheen for erratic behavior off screen and his vicious public dispute with the show's producers. Sheen's womanizing bachelor character and alter-ego, Charlie Harper, was killed off and replaced by Ashton Kutcher, playing an Internet billionaire.