CBS head rips Angus T. Jones over Men rant

Dec 5, 2012 at 12:39 p.m. ET

CBS CEO Les Moonves is less than pleased about the ungrateful rantings of Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones, but says it's still better than dealing with Charlie Sheen.

Les Moonves

Angus T. Jones has made a very powerful enemy with his religious-tinged rant against the show that made him rich and famous: CBS head honcho Les Moonves.

The CEO of the network that carries Jones' show Two and a Half Men spoke out about the young star's bizarre rant, basically calling the 19-year-old an ungrateful brat.

"We took this boy who started with us when he was 8 years old and it seems to be what happens with child stars over the course of time," Moonves told the crowd at an event hosted by the Wall Street Journal.

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"He's now making over $300,000 per week, which is not a bad salary for a 19-year-old kid, and he went on a religious channel and urged people not to watch the show because it was filth. By the way, he's still collecting his $300,000 per week," Moonves added.

In a video interview with a controversial Christian leader, Jones called the show that made him famous "filth" and begged fans to stop watching it. When he came to his senses and realized what a bad idea it is to bite the hand that feeds him, he quickly backtracked and apologized, claiming his words were misunderstood — but it may be too little, too late.

According to Moonves, the actor's future on the show has yet to be decided.

"I don't know what our status is with him," Moonves said. "After going through what we went through with Charlie Sheen, it's been a piece of cake."

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