Teenage actor Angus T Jones of the television comedy Two and a Half Men has apologised for a series of interviews attacking his own show.
In a video posted online by a Christian church, Jones, who plays the half in the hit comedy, said the show was "filth" and urged viewers not to watch it.
Jones issued a statement Tuesday (US time, Wednesday NZ time) saying he was sorry if his remarks reflected indifference to and disrespect of his colleagues and a lack of appreciation of his opportunities.
The 19-year-old star plays the son of actor Jon Cryer in the comedy, which once starred Charlie Sheen before he was kicked off the show for drug use.
A series of interviews with Jones have been posted online detailing his religious awakening and distancing himself from his work.