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Ashton Kutcher and The Village Voice are going at in via Twitter. The whole thing went down when The Voice questioned if the facts were correct in Ashton’s anti-sex-traffickingÂ campaign, ‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.’ So Ashton came at them hard with a lawsuit the paper is involved in!
AccordingÂ to E!,
The two went at it after the Voice published an article on Wednesday that questioned the child-prostitution statistics the actor offered in his “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” anti-sex-trafficking campaign.
And it all went downhill from there…
The 33-year-old started the tweet battle by revisiting a lawsuit the publication is involved in.
“hey @villagevoice hows the lawsuit from the 15 year old victim who alleges you helped enslave them going?”
“speaking of data, maybe you can help me… How much $ did your ‘escorts’ in you classifieds on backpage make last year?”
“speaking of Data… How many of your girls selling themselves in your classifieds are you doing age verification on?” and “Find another way to justify that YOUR property facilitates the sale of HUMAN BEINGS.”
“I’m just getting started!!!!!!!! BTW I only PLAYED stupid on TV.” Getting no response from the publication, he wrote, “Oh I forgot U work business hrs. Maybe that’s Y you sell girls on ur platform. they tend 2work the night shift.” In another tweet, he stressed, “REAL MEN DON’T BUY GIRLS and REAL NEWS PUBLICATIONS DON’T SELL THEM.”
Today the newspaper decided to reply to Kutcher’s tweets with, “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.”
This time, Ashton was the one staying quiet.
“Where’s your fight now, @aplusk? Did you sleep in, or are you just tuckered out from last night’s Twitter tirade?”
Ashton then tweeted, “My perspective on human trafficking Data written June 23..”, with a link to an article he wrote and the Voice continued the war with, “Don’t spout phony statistics which are then used to justify millions in spending for ‘awareness.’ Victims need beds and counseling.”
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