Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Face Extreme Backlash For “Hostage Apology Video”
Talk about making it all about you and playing the victim.
These two are receiving extreme backlash after (1) writing letters to the Judge in the Danny Masterson rape trial defending their friend (spoiler alert: he was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for rapes) and (2) playing the victim card by releasing what feels like a “hostage apology video”.
Memo to extremely out of touch Kutcher and Kunis: you are not the victims here.
Watch it here:
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who are involved in “fighting” human trafficking explain why they wrote letters supporting a Rapist to a judge. In hopes of letting a predator walk the streets… Are you awake yet ?#WeWantAnswers #AshtonKutcher #MilaKunis #DannyMasterson pic.twitter.com/T8R8PNoggk
— Isaac’s Army (@ReturnOfKappy) September 10, 2023
And aren’t these two supposed to be actors?
Not very good acting.
Kunis looks PISSED instead of remorseful and Kutcher just looks out of touch or drugged or something:
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis face extreme backlash over their support of convicted rapist, try to do damage control with this video.
They are trying to look vulnerable and apologetic, but to me Kunis just looks pissed. Body language doesn’t lie. She’s pissed she even has to… pic.twitter.com/cCtlQ9U6md
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) September 10, 2023
These two appear to be a real piece of work and then you have Masterson now convicted of rape.
What a cast!
Remember when Topher Grace was dragged through the mud for “not wanting to hang out with the rest of the cast?”
Well, this Tweet sums it up nicely:
Finding out Topher Grace was always given shit for not wanting to hang out with the rest of the cast outside of filming is kind of assuring to me that he might actually be a relatively decent person lol. https://t.co/ZggeN5hoFR
— Killers of the Flower Mitch (@fleMitchfilm) September 8, 2023
Liz Crokin hit Kutcher and Kunis hard:
FAKE ANTI-SEX TRAFFICKING ADVOCATE ASHTON KUTCHER DEFENDS RAPIST PAL DANNY MASTERSON!
Ashton Kutcher wrote a positive pre-sentencing hearing letter for his convicted rapist friend Danny Masterson in an attempt to get him a light sentence.
He called him “extraordinarily honest”… pic.twitter.com/bjrxp7Sht5
— LIZ CROKIN (@LizCrokin) September 8, 2023
And you need to see this:
Somebody explained the Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis situation around their letter about Danny Masterson.
— k (@kvvyle_) September 10, 2023
In what has to be the most self-serving, passive-aggressive celebrity apology yet, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have posted a joint mea culpa for “character letters” they wrote on behalf of former “That ’70s Show” co-star and convicted double-rapist Danny Masterson.
Looking as though they were yanked out of their bed at 3 a.m. by the Cancel Carabinieri and marched in front of the camera, the disheveled duo explained that they feel the pain of rape victims and were only trying to help “Danny’s family” when they wrote character letters for the guy they “knew for 25 years” to influence his sentencing with the judge.
Their apology may have been more effective if it didn’t look like “hostage videos,” as independent journalist Kyle Becker characterized their production.
“We are aware of the pain that has been caused by the character letters we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson,” Kutcher, 45, began.
“We support victims,” chimed in Kunis, 40, right on cue. “We have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future.”
Meanwhile, John Nolte at Breitbart has the opposite opinion, saying Kunis and Kutcher did nothing wrong:
Another day, another hostage video with celebrities apologizing for no reason. In this case, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, the married former co-stars of That 70’s Show, apologized for standing by a friend with a character letter written to a judge before that friend was sentenced for rape.
Late last week, actor Danny Masterson received a 30-year-to-life sentence for raping two women some 20 years ago. Masterson is best known for co-starring with Kutcher and Kunis in That 70’s Show, which aired on Fox from 1998 to 2006. In 2016, Masterson and Kutcher reunited for The Ranch, a Netflix comedy. Masterson left that show the following year when news of the rape investigation broke.
Masterson has maintained his innocence throughout the six-year scandal. He says the sex was consensual. No physical evidence was presented. Masterson was convicted largely on the testimony of the victims. There was a third woman, a former girlfriend, who accused Masterson of rape. The jury split 8 to 4 on that one, and Masterson was not convicted.
Knowing all this, let me be as clear as I can…. If Masterson were my friend, I would have no problem writing a character letter on his behalf.
If I were Masterson’s friend, here is what I’d think…. First, I have a problem with the court allowing Masterson to be prosecuted for three women at once. That’s as prejudicial as it gets. Each case should stand on its own merit without the piling-on effect. Three women accused the defendant of the same thing is not evidence. Second, there was no physical evidence of the rape or that the women were drugged prior to the rape. Third, Masterson says he’s innocent. Fourth, this #MeToo era has resulted in a pile of injustice unseen since the McCarthy era. Fifth, the guy has been a friend for 25 years.
Listen, even if they have done something terrible, there is nothing wrong with standing by family and friends. In fact, I would go so far as to declare that an honorable act. You don’t gain anything standing by someone like that. There’s no upside. Only downside. All it does is complicate your life. It is easiest to write them off, delete them, and go on like they don’t exist. Good people don’t write off human beings.
What’s more, by all accounts, the letter Kutcher and Kunis wrote in no way questioned the verdict or undermined the victims. They don’t know what happened, so they stuck to what they do know. Nowhere in the letter does it say something like, “The guy we knew would never do something like this.” They only told the truth about a friend who says he’s innocent.
Where is the harm in telling the truth?
What do you think?