Ashton and Demi have been using their celebrity status to talk about about child sex trafficking. A good cause. I have no problem with celebrities using their status to promote a good cause. They really need something to do with their time. However, I do wish they employed someone smart to help them say the right things.
The Village Voice wrote that Kutcher had his numbers all wrong. He said that there were 300,000 child sex slaves in the US, based on the findings from a really crappy research paper. The numbers are probably more like 3oo. The Voice also made fun of his really stupid education campaign commercials.
Kutcher went on the attack and called the advertisers for the Voice and told them that they shouldn't advertise in a paper that supported sex slavery.
Ta-Nehisi Coates thinks that the Voice was out of line here.
I think Kutcher needed a good spanking, and I'm glad that the Voice wrote that article. Fact are really, really, really important. If you get them wrong, then all the good intensions are a waste of time, and in fact, damage the cause permanently. Look, Kutcher has a lot of money. He should use some of that money to hire a political consultant to help him get the facts right.