Actor Ashton Kutcher definitely did not have any Kelso left in his persona when he testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing that was meant to tackle modern day slavery. Sex-trafficking is one of the biggest issues facing us globally, yet you don’t really hear much about it in the press.
Kutcher talked about the epidemic in a passionate way, calling it the modern day slavery, and cleverly referring to the line of succession within these trafficking rings as the “pipeline.”
Kutcher spoke on behalf of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children which is a software company created by Kutcher and ex-wife Demi Moore in 2009 in hopes to helping track the victims of trafficking crimes and bring the assailants to justice. Kutcher stated:
As part of my anti-trafficking work, I’ve met victims in Russia, I’ve met victims in India, I’ve met victims that have been trafficked from Mexico, victims from New York and New Jersey and all across our country. I’ve been on FBI raids where I’ve seen things that no person should ever see. I’ve seen video content of a child that’s the same age as mine being raped by an American man that was a sex tourist in Cambodia. And this child was so conditioned by her environment that she thought she was engaging in play.
There were definitely moments in Kutcher’s speech that were haunting but showed the realistic side to this terrible epidemic sweeping the world.
Here is the video of his full speech:
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