Ashton Kutcher's seven million-plus followers no doubt have been keeping an eye on their Twitter feeds today as the actor seems to have found himself in the midst of a Twitter war.
The 33-year-old actor fired off a series of statements in regards to a Village Voice article about his “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” campaign, which claims that Kutcher doesn’t have his facts straight about how many minors are sold into sex trafficking. (It's an issue that Kutcher and wife Demi Moore address with their foundation DNA, and have also spoken about on "Piers Morgan Tonight.")
Kutcher tweeted last night, “Hey @villagevoice speaking of data, maybe you can help me... How much $ did your ‘escorts’ in you classifieds on backpage make last year?” and “How many of your girls selling themselves in your classifieds are you doing age verification on?”
(The paper says in an editor’s note: “From its earliest days, the Village Voice has run adult classifieds. Today, those classifieds are hosted online at Backpage.com….It is true that the Village Voice has a stake in this discussion. But the facts speak for themselves.”)
Kutcher went on to assure the weekly, “I'm just getting started!!!!!!!! BTW I only PLAYED stupid on TV.”
But he wasn’t done yet. “No Response @villagevoice ? Oh I forgot U work business hrs. Maybe that's Y you sell girls on ur platform. they tend 2work the night shift,” Kutcher tweeted. “REAL MEN DON'T BUY GIRLS and REAL NEWS PUBLICATIONS DON'T SELL THEM.”
On Thursday, the Voice responded, “Wow, @aplusk having a Twitter meltdown! Hey Ashton, which part this story is inaccurate?... we’ll bite. Tell us the hard facts you have collected. We'll fact-check for you.”
After an apparent dearth of response from the actor, the Voice asks, “Where's your fight now, @aplusk? Did you sleep in, or are you just tuckered out from last night's Twitter tirade?”
Kutcher hasn’t yet responded directly – although the Voice retweeted a post from him that said, “don't worry I'm up, been up” but has since been deleted – but he did tweet a link to an article he wrote which he says provides his perspective on human trafficking data.
Yes there should realize the opportunity to RSS commentary, quite simply, CMS is another on the blog.
kutcher is a moron, end of story.
Vietnam maybe? There are mail order brides. I know of one who lives in Vermont.
Where can i buy a girl?
Wow -_-. who cares? all of you are stupid! I mean c'mon really? you all really have nothing better to do then sit and hctiB about something so stupid like a twitter war? no job? no life? c'mon people, you all are stupid for getting worked up about this. you're all stupid! you sit a throw hctiB fits and talk tihS about some one you don't even know! kcuF you all! dumb ssA stnuC! ALL OF YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE!
Being an obnoxious coke head can really get you places!
There are 7 million pathetic losers on twitter. huh well that was the only news in this article.
Charlie, We know simple times are the best times! Behave yourself this long w/e! Catch up w/ya next week!
Important issue (human trafficking): Yes.
Follow Ashton or VV? No
Have fun @BV! Shop til' you drop girl! Enjoy the simple times with family....you know that though....be good!
Hey BV! Enjoy that time w/your parents, especially your Dad! I read about him & Charlie's grandpa...my Mom, too. :( More in common than we thought, huh? On a good note, shop till ya drop! (I'm a shopper, too!) C-ya!
@Peace: hi girl. We are keeping it close to home and watch the fireworks at a park near by. We usually watch it from the NJ side of the Hudson River but my parents are on vacation and are staying with me, so we are going to keep it simple. Going shopping now..yes again..lol. Happy 4th to you, Charlie, Mad, Dave and the rest!!
Maybe ashhole will sell Demi's skills 4 $$$$....after Bruce, Patrick, and others I'll bet she could put a real "spit and polish" on any pole......$200/hr and I'll bite....
Bruce Willis would never have been involved in this sort of ridiculousness.
Some of the article is incorrect. I worked for the Voice from 1972-1975 when Rosetta Reitz (RIP, Rosetta) was the Classified Advertising Manager and she DID NOT ALLOW solicitation ads in the classifieds. She also didn't allow job ads that asked for young, attractive women for regular jobs. She didn't allow escort service ads if she could catch them.
THOSE were the great days of the Village Voice.
Now, they have laid off employees who worked for them for 40 years because they got older, the age thing, the youth oriented (driven) society (with no respect for the elderly in this country).....really sickening IMHO.
Yeah let's celebrate Independence Day in a country that is going down the toilet and is heavily involved in the Dumbing Down of America.
Very sad to see.....but it is what it is.
No flames please. Thanks.
Why don't we leave the bad acting to Ashton, the human trafficking to the sleeze balls and the re to the authorities. No one really wants Hollywood's opinion anyway.
twitter sux ! get off your butts and go out in the world . Make a change .
This could end up being a very interesting war between the 2...
One more thing...Im Gay.
Hey @peace,BV,dave and mad. Happy 4th
Didnt a lot of teenagers just commit suicide because of bullying on the internet? im aware ashton kutcher is not a teenager but its comments like these that make it seem okay to write this stuff. lets keep it clean and stop attacking people's personal lives.
Hey BV! I was gonna say the same thing about SunshineGirl. Gonna watch firrwks over the river? Whatev you do, have good w/e! C-ya!
I can't wait until 2 and half men airs. Watching this no talent, coat tail riding, tag-along fail miserably.
Lmao! @Dave Nelson: That's not the real Sunshine Girl*. Hi Mad and Charlie!
I don't read The Village Voice and I don't know the data on human trafficking.
But Ashton will be one of those legendary actors with original talents (not to mention looks). Thanks
HEY!!! YOU TOOK MY JOB...NOW YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE MY GIRLS! Enough is ENOUGH!!! CHARLIE
Hey there @dolmus...it was a negative reference to his intellligence. Didn't get that? And, yes it is a srious issue. So serious that IF he was SERIOUS he'd do something except blurb and spit on twitter. Hmmmm???
He ought to start with each and every state CPS agency. They are a real source of CHILD trafficking!
He isn't too sincere if he doesn't try to stop the CPS agencies in every state because they are kidnapping and selling children.
He is addressing a serious issue and all u can do is make fun of his wardrobe and wife. Grow a pair
it could be your sister, daughter, girlfriend of child. Wake up!
@fernace-your comment is right on point....daddy getcha'. @mad- you trip me out keep these idiots busy...hope the party was awesome, (any of ashton's trades there?) "DEMI....tell ashton to put his uggs back on and quit playin' outside and on the computer. The street lights are on"
Oh, man! Where do i begin? First, sunshine, please take your meds, sweetie. Second, who cares if his numbers are a bit off. It is still a serious issue. Besides, how many child slaves go unreported because some are sold into it by their own family? Third, twitter is for twits, mostly. Finally, there are far too many dbags on here concerned with looks and clothes.
Wow everyone here seriously has issues and are extremely ignorant. U must all be nerds who only talk sht behind a screen. He is addressing a serious issue and all u can do is make fun of his wardrobe and wife. Grow a pair
It's amazing to me that a D list celebrity has 7 million followers.
when you HAVE to say that you PLAYED stupid.....you really ARE stupid.
Feeling a bit self conscious?
kabbalah is a cult, makes people in it stupid, this is evidence
He looks like Diane Keaton with a beard.
i support the pro's out there... but children no... child exploitation is wrong but no 1 man can stop it... its like the drug, weapons, and slave trade we pay alot of money to spot it but it will still happen sorry for being real.
Who are you people? Go home.
The human beings who are living in slavery should be the issue, not whether or not the numbers are exactly perfect. The point is that it is far beyond to high; one is to many.
Guys listen this is a serious problem and to be honest I dont care what papper is doing trash talking with whom as long as we can stick to the issues and solve the problem.
Sounds like another gimmick. It is all glitz and glamour and drama.
People, we do have a real problem. A tremendous debt, no jobs, the economy seems to lag, and we are concerned why an actor (not very good by the way) tweets? what has he contributed or willing to contribute to the welfare of this nation? I tell you, donate your time which seems to be alot and join the habitat for Humanity. Maybe then you can build or do something you'll be proud of'.
While I have yet to read the VV article/response, it is almost impossible for me to believe how many idiots focus on the fact that his lovely wife is a few years older, rather that the issue at hand. Demi is not old enough to be his grandmother. I suspect several of you "men" would be unable to keep up with, not satisfy an adult woman, hence your need for a young, inexperienced thing. Maybe that's why you are defending the choice to buy a young girl's favor. You don't have to satisfy a real woman.
So everyones bashing a guy for saying that this village people are hiring under age girls wow you guys are very smart if they are then they need to be taken down you people are calling ashton a joke and all this. I want to see what ashton has on this I want to see if they are under age make you all look stupid
aplusk could not answer today because his pu55y hurts!
CNN I guess if I make a post that doesn't spell out the truth or real reality you will post this?
Too bad it wasn't Ashton rather then Ryan Dunn.
The world would be a much better place and funnier.
7 million followers?? who are these people, lol.. no wonder Chaim Levine chose him.. Yes, Ashty you are stupid. and you married an old lady who looks good, i'll give you that but her true age is in her taco.
Village Voice tweets like a teenager? What kind of respectable news organization does that? Who reads Village Voice anyway anymore. All the good writers left it. Only tired old michael musto is left with his whiney queeney tirades.
Who is this guy? He sounds like a ten year old, and he types like a five year old. Grow up, boy....
Why do you random fools stick up for these people in Hollywood? You act like they are insulting your parents. Do you really care people rip on Demi and Kutcher?
Ashton is an idiot. Or since he is illiterate ..
Aplusk s n ID 10 TANGO.
Ok, you people have strayed off to a bad tangent. First I want to clear one thing, people are not eating eagles. That is a misunderstanding.
I think my username is the best.
No its not. Your username is a joke, its laughable that a parent would perpetuate that name.
I really like your name. It reminds me of food.
I do not support the consumption of eagles. Its wrong to serve eagleburgers.
You misunderstood. Eagleburgers do not exist.
You can buy eagleburgers at whole foods. $14 a pound
Correction, eagleburger is a brand of tofu, made with bits imitation eagle. I believe it is goose.
Hardly.... Goose would unlikely be served in a tofu burger. I am a British chef. I know.
Just when I thought he might not be an idiot he goes and writes crap like this.
everyone quick check your local newspaper's i bet they have a personals section, with oh no adult ads. calling a legit paper digital pimping..... guess thats e harmony too huh..... why not let it be. someone is trying to make a difference in something they think is wrong with the world and we have to break that person down by name calling. i would dare to say no one leaving a message on this board knows this person directly so you do not know of their intelligence. as far as who they are married to that is their own business. i also understand that anyone in the public light is up for ridicule. but, let's think better of ourselves than to reduce to name calling.
Another twit on twitter tweeting tor attwention.
The dude has no acting chops. His cheezy camera commercials attest to his one dimensional acting . His mom is hot.
Okay, so I'll buy women, real-man status intact...
What a 't*rd, I wouldn't mind hitting demi though
Dont like Ashton Love Demi. Love is there choice.Saving the Children always a hellva choice.LOVE IT
This guy is an A-plus tool.
The men here seem truly not to care or have repect for children or women. This is not happening in other countries. It's in our big cities,small and rural towns. It is here in America. It is our mothers, sisters,daughters and SONS..WAKE UP PEOPLE!
I can't help but wonder why, with access to precisely the same number of characters, the Voice manages to write in words, and Ashton can barely manage to string four letters together.
School aged girls, (& boys) are kidnapped & sold to the secks traders in the 100's of thousands, every year. It happens in this country & all over the world, with a concentration in 3rd world nations. "Civilized" men from western nations travel there to buy children to ra.pe! Think about that when you look at your 8-12 year old daughter or niece! Think about it when you trash people who are trying to call attention to this global travesty. @ Fluffy, this is not a joke & you are not funny! & if your serious beware of the dads on this blog!!
Twitter is gay beyond belief
F***ing hilarious!!! Dudes, you crack me up. A twitter war. Ah, America.
You Ashton bashers need to get a grip on life. First, get your GED, then get a real job. You clowns sound like a bunch of feeble minded teabaggers. If each negative comment could be turned into something good then maybe this planet stands a chance......then again, we know better. Carry on Ashton and fight the good fight.
He actually studied molecular biology in college. Not a dumb man. That said, he is an arrogant, self-important man who seems to have no taste in film, judging by the ones he chooses to star in. Reading his twitter rant, I think it's safe to say he's not a very emotionally mature man, either. Also: how much respect for women are we supposed to believe he has, having tweeted a picture of his wife, from behind, bending over in a bikini?
good job pimpin backpage.com
WOW – read the Village Voice article – religious 'front' organizations are intecepting donations and gov't funding that are supposedly intended for victims! Like that's never happened before!
Yeah, I'm gonna take advice about being a real man from Ashton Kutcher. Sure.
Real men also don't wear fashionable clothes or make their living acting (these days anyway).
Ashton, what a Jitbag
So. . . its ok that little girls get sold now ? shouldnt we be more concerned with that than what Ashton wears who he marries etc . . . What a bunch of losers on here posting about all that when people are selling and raping little girls . . .this world is jacked up
And you support Bashar Asad and Syrian repression, get over yourself mam.
ASAD!! DO YOUR WORK!!!!!!!!!
Ashton & Demi are HIPOCRITES!!!!! They have no problem dancing on stage at a Snoop Dogg concert. A man who advocates pimpin'. Just listen to his lyrics. He even had a pimp on his payroll, Don Magic Juan. Funny how they don't mention that!
I thought Bishop Don Magic Juan was out of the game following his angel dust vision where god showed him he was gonna die if he kept pimping?
Yea i heard that about snoop dog too..
My boy snoop-a-loop!
How can anyone talk about how many girls are getting sold wherever when he is playing a Dirtball guy on ashow that degrades women? Tell me how you do that. That is one of most ridiculous showson the tube!
I hope this brings even more attention to the problem. Confused on why anyone would snark at this- is someone at the vv buying girls? I seriously hope this is looked into.
This Kutcher guy is so juvenile and his movies suck big time.
This is entertainment! What next?
The real idiots in this story are everyone on Twitter.
It might be easier to take him seriously if he didn't use the internet like a 15 year old girl.
Twitter, please go away!
He's right: he only "played stupid on television." In real life he is far more intellectually challenged than the word "stupid" could possibly hope to elucidate. Hopefully, he'll never have children and his low IQ genes will fade into obscurity along with his pathetic "acting" career.
Real men dont have a twitter cat fight
Once again the haters need to get a life. Try helping someone. Maybe you will feel better about yourselves. So much hate. SO SAD
I'm so sick of dumbed down debate being played out on Twitter where symbols and numbers are considered actual communication.
Our written language is ALL symbols and numbers.
Brooklyn Funk Essentials have the Village Voice pegged for what it is...and what one should do with it!
Ashton is correct.
thanks for clearing that up.
Yeah Ashton, Real Men Don't Buy Girls, they buy sugar mamas like.....you!
This guy has contributed nothing to entertainment since that 70's show..His movies are terrible, he looks like the dumbest oaf of humanity. Still we pay attention to him and this is why he's richer then all of us.
Village Voice has upgraded to digital pimping? Is that what you're going with, Village Voice?
The V V is just one of many. He should try targeting Craigslist. That's one of the worst.
DEMI'S BOY TOY IS AN IDIOT.
Like em real young, huh BOB? How young? 12? 13? 7?
I am so glad CNN is covering this story and has it on the front page. Who cares what's going on in Libya or Greece. Retards.
You are looking at articles in the entertainment section, if you want information on Libya and Greece, go to the World Section you idiot.
That's Ashton Kutcher? I thought it was Blossom.
Reading these comments is like being in a high school lunch room. Instead of the issue at hand, all you guys can talk about is the way he dresses and his choice in women? Seriously? It just shows how self absorbed and superficial you all have become. I bet your parents are proud. Instead of taking the time to research the issue and actually even bothering to say anything intelligent you all act like a bunch of ignorant pieces of garbage. Strong work.
"ignorant pieces of garbage" – Welcome to our level then.
Thank you!! I couldn't agree more.
had a good point until you went to name calling, now it's all on the same level
If we were self absorbed we'd be talking about ourselves, not lining up to slap Kelso around.
People who marry their Grandmothers shouldn't be questioning the Voice about age.
He married step mother... He needs grown up.....
...and you need to find yourself an English book...
Why is Village Voice picking on Ashton Kutcher. He is trying to help women gain FREEDOM! Why don't they criticize someone who doing something bad in the world?
Who the hell cares, and how in the hell does he have 7 million followers?? I can't think of a more irrelevant human being than him.
Kutcher's a dope playing on his computer. He trivializes the very cause he's supporting.
Each year there are approximately 4 million births in the U.S.
if we take the numbers that I'm reading (100,000 to 300,000 a year become slaves)
we are talking about up to 7.5 % of all children born each year. does that even seem possible?
What is he, the long lost 7th Marx Brother now?
I don't think he just "played " stupid.
A bad actor and a gay paper...apparently dumb things can get mad at each other.
and a third one critizes them..
What does he know about buying girls? He bought himself a grandma.
The guy has got to be the douchiest dresser ever. Dress like a man once or twice in your life, AK.
Demi won't let him buy clothes so he has to wear hers.
What heck has clothes got to do with anything
Small minds have small interests.
Thanks Ashton so much for what you do. I am behind you 100%.
It sure is a shame the actual issue at hand has been lost in the echo chamber. The Village Voice is either mocking the problem of child trafficking or they've just seized on an opportunity to out-cool a celebrity. Either way, it's a disgrace...for both parties.
Yeah, you hit the nail on the head. Why would they pick on Ashton for such an important issue? Sounds like VV has a problem.
this dude is a mage-doosh. he needs to go away. you played stupid on tv? wasnt much of a stretch huh?
As a mage-doosh what kind of spells does he have access to as he levels up?
Ashton is married to someone older than his mom. That's funny
Grow up! You're just jealous because you could never get someone as beautiful, intelligent, talented and successful as Demi – at any age!
Ashton's mom birthed Ashton when she was 14?
Real women don't marry boys!
Tweetin is for the Birds...
Yeah, you go Kutch. Real men don't buy little girls, they get sugar mommas who are 15 years older than them.
Um, one would be illegal and immoral. The other is not. Need a pointer as to which is which, or can you puzzle that out for yourself?
Almost all of the replies on this board are incredibly juvenile. Ashton and Demi deserve to be commended for their work on this horrific problem. The men on here making light of it should be ashamed of themselves and immediately seek psychological counseling. What if it was your mother, sister, girlfriend or wife? And why do so many of you stoop to the level of making childish criticisms of Ashton or Demi's looks or clothes? They are both beautiful, talented and successful, and it's a shame that you are so threatened by that. Village Voice: shame on you for providing a forum for human trafficking to thrive. You sold out your collective souls and the respect of your publication to make a few bucks off of classified advertising revenue. I hope that people will start educating themselves about this problem and realize it is going on all around us. Ashton chose the high road and didn't continue a senseless Twitter rant that was certain to accomplish nothing. Thank You, Ashton and Demi, for all you are doing. As Edmund Burke said "Evil prevails when good men do nothing." People – please stop spending your energy childishly hating on others and DO SOMETHING! ~Peace
I bought my wife from Russia.
@Jeepers... love it.
you are so right.. a little boy and his 50 year old wife. although she does look good, i'm sure her taco show' s her real age, lol.
Great job Ashton Kutcher! You are awesome! Thank you!!
I refuse to take Ashton Kutcher seriously. That goes for his buddy Topher as well.
Anything to make yourself feel like you're really contributing Ashton. Does it bother you that you've made so many millions of dollars in professions that are so easily disposable? Modeling and acting...is there any other profession that is so utterly overpaid, overrated, and ultimately less relevant?
Pro athletes are just as useless.
Well, to be fair, he did just land a job as quality control inspector at the suppository factory, and THAT is a true service to humanity!
less relevant?..HA!!!! u r a complete joke dude.. so irrelevant it's given him millions of dollars.. how much % of ur income from ur..**i guess** prestigious relevant job?.. when have u gone on tv promotin a good cause?.. when have u gotten time off to do community service or its equivalent .. oh no.. true.. u r too busy critizicin the ones who DO..
I told this story to my Uncle Geev and my Aunt Carin Aboot!
lol he doesn't look like a gramma – he looks like red skelton, without the make-up and on heroin!
Red skelton had more talent in just a casting a look, than you have in your life, i'm willing to bet by your post. Certainly more class.
What a want-a-be actor and an ugly soul with zero talent. If he wanted to make a point or do something good he would give MILLIONS to the cause. Tight wad and just like the rest of hollywood.
And what percentage of your income do you donate?
Although you are most likely a troll, I'll respond. Ashton Kutcher has donated close to 2 million dollars of his own money to support various causes and/or organizations. This money is IN ADDITION to the time and exposure he gives to whatever cause or organization with whom he works. You may not like him as an actor, which is your right, but until you start donating a few million dollars to a cause, you just sound like a spoiled, ignorant, fool.
Apparently you care since you felt the need to reply.
In other news, høøker party at my place tonight!
Yeah but how many!? I have to question your statistics. After all, I only played stupid on this message board.
What a tool. Go back to your senior citizen wife Ashton.
shes hotter than yours
I like the, " I only play dumb on TV". Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm....
Obviously Ashton got taken when trying to obtain said services from the Village Voice. I mean... he already has an escort with him named Demi Moore.
Okay!!!! With her wrinkled old lady knees!!!!!!!
Uh...last I checked 48 did not qualify for Sr Citizen's discounts.
Oh snap son! Ashton getting all like, no you didnt, and they gettin all like, yes we did, and he all like no you didnt!
LOL! And then Ashton said, "Demi, hold my earrings!"
Lollll And Rumer is in a corner takin' bets...
I`m sorry is that ebonics ? Because I have no idea what you just wrote?
ASHTON IS A TOOL...BELIEVE ME I SHOULD KNOW
And then the little girl names Ashton, put his big girl granny pannies on, lol.. and is not getting ready for his girly/chick fight over twitter.. real men, wouldn't even bother, lol.
Hey yo, you are funny.
Ashtray, keep it up with your money you can actually do something about it everyone knows money talks. To CNN I can't believe you didn't let me post the other comment. I was just telling ashtray to bash on the government!
he looks like a grandma with that hat on
If your Grandma has a beard, you need to be calling an arborist to look into your family tree.
Speaking of unsuccessful, and there you are.
this is a big issue. not a hollywood or star or propaganda issue. i am glad people like him and his wife have taken this cause and are making news with it. it is a sick trading system and we need more people to talk and act and not just mouth off about him b/c he is a star. i really don't know or follow him or his wife, except what i see on the magazine covers and i caught a few minutes of them on pierce morgan. they are doing all they can to do good work – a good deed – for the girls and world. let's be supportive and not smart-ass. the writers mouthing off to them is silly. take a stand if you need to but keep it w/ a focus on helping those that need help not trying to prove a point for oneself.
and what does it matter what hat he is wearing or how/who he looks like? he is defending victims and educating public about a very serious situation. stop entertaining yourselves on a subject and artist that is trying to expose a colossal abuse system .... please. best to all. lynn
( i don't follow star news, this is just in the headlines of cnn.com and i felt compelled to answer b/c of the seemingly silly report on a very serious situation.)
Is this really "news"?
if you want to get a girl coming to your house just call the number at the end of the village voice...i did it and you can do it tomorow if you don t believe me...cost you 150 dol for everything...just try if you don t believe ashton
Ashton becomes the 7th member of the village people.
"in regards"? where did you go to school....
correct way to write it is "regarding" geeze
SWEET! And when you're done I'll bleach it!
Lady you are a freak!!!!!!!
You seriously need psychological help.
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