Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have a new cause, anti-child slavery! There’s nothing negative you can say about that. NO ONE LIKES CHILD SLAVERY, except total pervs of course. The problem isn’t the cause as much as the child-like manner the two have decided to tackle the issue. You’ll see what I mean when you watch a few of the Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore anti-child slavery PSAs in the videos below. They are almost as silly as Kutcher himself.
The celebrity couple of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have put out a series of PSAs featuring a few of their friends in an anti-child sex slavery campaign. Their friends include the likes of Bradley Cooper, Drake, Jamie Foxx, Jason Mraz, Sean Penn and Justin Timberlake doing a series of videos in which each is doing some modern-day interpretation of masculinity for a minute. At the end of each video Eva Longoria says ‘Conan O’Brien is a real man, are you?’ (fill in whatever celebrity name is featured).
The name of this campaign is ‘Real Mean Don’t Buy Girls’. Really? Who would’a thought it? They have a facebook page set up for this fab new celeb cause and if you ‘like’ their page you get your name spoken seductively by Demi Moore – if its a fairly common name that is.
So the cause is a great cause, but the PSAs are silly and well, idiotic. So why is that? Don’t worry, Ashton explains.
Instead of making a rational argument against buying underage girls for sex, they went for “that offbeat feel of Funny or Die,” as Kutcher put it, and ironically challenged viewers’ masculinity. Basically, they turned an Old Spice commercial into an anti-sex-trafficking PSA. In fact, Isaiah Mustafa himself is in one of the spots — shirtless, per the usual.
I hope that Demi and Ashton came up with this campaign concept themselves and didn’t actually pay any marketing people to do it. It might get a bunch of celebrities to jump on the anti-child slavery cause, but I seriously doubt some pervert holding children captive in some urban jungle or Thailand is going to see Justin Timberlake shaving with a chainsaw and say ‘Wow, I want to be a REAL MAN’ and give up his penchant for little girls and/or boys and/or the money he makes from trafficking children.
They look like they are having fun doing it and there’s just something that feels really WRONG about having fun talking about such a horrible subject. And I know I’m showing my own bias, but Hollywood pretty boys aren’t what I think of when I think of ‘REAL MEN’. But that could just be me.
I’ve included some of the Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore anti-child slavery PSAs, below ‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’. What do you think of them? Is Kutcher punking us all with these or do you think they seriously think these will impact child sex trafficking?