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"I Was a Paid Hypocrite": Actor Explains Why He Abandoned Hollywood for His Christian Faith

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Former “Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones when he announced that he had embraced Christianity and was struggling with the starring television role he had played for nearly a decade.

Now, he’s speaking out about his faith and explaining why he eventually left the comedy behind, calling himself a “paid hypocrite” for continuing to work on the show even though he wasn’t comfortable with its content.

Jones, who played the character Jake Harper in the sitcom, was still an active “Two and a Half Men” cast member when and announced that he no longer wanted to be a part of it. He ended up , though he later left the cast in 2013.

One year after exiting, Jones is going to school in Colorado and speaking to church audiences about his experience getting closer to God and leaving Hollywood.

In , Jones expounded upon his career and the very public comments he made about “Two and a Half Men” that landed him in hot water and in the headlines.

“And it was making light of topics in our world that are really problems for a lot of people and I was a paid hypocrite because I wasn’t okay with it, but I was still doing it,” he said of the show.

Jones added, “I really want to be able to come into the light, and because I know that’s where genuine healing is. And I’ve just seen God do amazing things.”

story | by Dr. Radut