On Wednesday, the Village Voice published an article criticising Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher‘s crusade to end human trafficking through their organisation DNAFoundation.
As we reported, the couple’s work recently caught public attention with a bizarre ad campaign, featuring “Real Men” videos of male celebrities.
In response to the ads, the Village Voice writes:
“The PSAs have made some observers scratch their heads and others guffaw. Ostensibly about an intense issue—childhood sex slavery—the videos reek of frat-boy humour.”
But here’s what really set Kutcher off: the newspaper also claims that Kutcher’s facts aren’t exactly straight.
Pointing out a recent interview on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” during which Kutcher says there are “between 100,000 and 300,000 child sex slaves in the United States today,” Village Voice writes:
“The real issue is that no one has called out Kutcher and Moore for their underlying thesis.
There are not 100,000 to 300,000 children in America turning to prostitution every year. The statistic was hatched without regard to science. It is a bogeyman.”
Needless to say, Kutcher is furious.
His response? A “Twitter meltdown.”
On Wednesday night, Kutcher took his Twitter to send a tirade of angry messages to the publication’s accounts, many of which focusing on the paper’s “escort” ads in its back pages.
That is, if everyone on staff doesn’t walk out. This is really not the newspaper’s week.
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