Ashton Kutcher Faces Backlash Over Comments About Hilary Duff
Actor Ashton Kutcher is facing criticism for making a controversial comment about Hilary Duff when she was underage. A recently resurfaced clip from a 2003 episode of Kutcher’s show “Punk’d” features him talking about a then 15-year-old Duff. In the introduction segment, he mentioned Duff’s career and then made a comment about waiting for her to turn 18, along with a reference to the Olsen twins. At the time, Duff was 15, while Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were 17, and Kutcher was 25.
Controversial Clip Sparks Outrage
The clip has sparked outrage and backlash, with many deeming Kutcher’s comment as “gross” and “creepy.” This incident adds to the controversy surrounding Kutcher due to his previous support for convicted rapist Danny Masterson.
Mila Kunis Reveals Bet with Masterson
In another viral clip, a 2002 joint interview with Kutcher and his wife Mila Kunis has resurfaced. During the interview, Kunis revealed that Masterson had bet Kutcher to “French kiss” her when she was just a “14-year-old little girl.” This revelation has also contributed to the ongoing controversy surrounding Kutcher and Masterson.
Kutcher and Kunis Apologize for Support of Masterson
Kutcher and Kunis recently issued an apology for the letters they wrote in support of Danny Masterson during his sentencing for rape. The letters were made public and caused further scrutiny. In their video apology posted on Instagram, they expressed regret if their letters had caused any pain to the victims and emphasized that their intent was not to undermine the victims’ testimonies.
Kutcher and Kunis’ Connection to Masterson
Kutcher and Kunis had worked with Masterson on the TV show “That ’70s Show.” Despite their support in the letters, Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for raping two women in 2003. The victims testified that Masterson had drugged them before committing the sexual assaults.
Support from Other Cast Members
Debra Jo Rupp, another former cast member of “That ’70s Show” who played Kitty Forman, also expressed her support for the victims and their testimonies. The controversy surrounding Masterson’s conviction continues to garner attention and discussion within the entertainment industry.