Ashton Kutcher criticized for inappropriate comment about young celebrities

In recent days, the internet has been criticizing actor Ashton Kutcher for an old clip that resurfaced where he made inappropriate comments about underage actresses Hilary Duff and the Olsen twins. The clip is from a 2003 episode of his MTV series "Punk'd," in which Kutcher hosted until 2007. Kutcher stated that Duff and the Olsen twins were girls that everyone was waiting for to turn 18. The clip was shared on social media by one of the accusers of Kutcher's former co-star Danny Masterson, who was recently convicted of rape.

The resurfaced clip has sparked outrage among social media users, with many calling Kutcher's comments creepy and inappropriate. Some have also criticized the toxic culture that seemed acceptable in the early 2000s.

Kutcher's involvement in this controversy is further complicated by the fact that he and his wife, Mila Kunis, wrote letters of support for Masterson ahead of his sentencing. Masterson, who famously played Steven Hyde on "That '70s Show" alongside Kutcher and Kunis, was recently sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women in the early 2000s. In an Instagram video, Kutcher and Kunis addressed the scrutiny they received for their letters, stating that they were written at the request of Masterson's family and were not intended to undermine the victims or re-traumatize them.

The couple apologized for the pain caused by their letters and expressed their support for victims of sexual assault, abuse, and rape. They emphasized that they have historically supported victims through their work and will continue to do so in the future.

It is worth noting that several other former co-stars of Masterson, including Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, also wrote letters of support for him. However, representatives for Kutcher and Kunis have not yet responded to requests for comment on the matter.

This controversy highlights the ongoing conversations about accountability and support for victims in the entertainment industry. It remains to be seen how Kutcher and Kunis's involvement will impact their careers and public image moving forward.


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