Fans were left both supportive and a little baffled as Ashton Kutcher broke down this week while explaining the meaning behind the Black Lives Matter message.
Ashton Kutcher supports the Black Lives Matter movement, and he is taking the Joe Biden approach to social justice: telling a rambling story with incongruously intense emotion.
Celebrities across the globe have been speaking about racism in the United States following the death of George Floyd.
The unarmed black man died after a white police officer knelt on his neck for eight-and-a-half minutes.
The video and Mr Floyd’s death have caused an international backlash with a number of protests taking place.
The actor and father of two flexed his activism muscles when he shared a video on social media explaining how he believed a conversation with his son summed up the Black Lives Matter movement and why ‘all lives matter’ is not an appropriate statement to make.
Having previously shared a black square to social media as part of Blackout Tuesday, the That 70s Show star said those who commented on the act in a negative way shouldn’t be ‘cancelled’, but instead ‘educated’.
In the two-minute clip shared to twitter, the father of two said, ‘We all agree all lives matter.’
Speaking on a moment he shared with his kids; Daughter aged Wyatt five, and Son Dimitri, aged three, with wife Mila Kunis, he went on: ‘I had a really poignant experience tonight when I was putting my kids down to bed that lent the words for why black lives matter.’
He explained bedtime in the Kutcher and Kunis household normally has his daughter going first in getting a bedtime story, and this week Dimitri asked why he couldn’t go first.
Ashton said: ‘Tonight as we were reading her book, my son says, “Wait, why don’t I get to go first?” And Mila said, “Because girls go first”, and he said, “Yeah, but boys go first.” And I looked at him, and said, “No, girls go first.”
Kutcher, who got emotional throughout the clip, concluded that while we all may have the best intentions, in saying All Lives Matter, remember, for some people, black lives don’t matter at all.
Music executive Scooter Braun praised Kutcher for his video, commenting, “Well said.”
Talent manager Guy Oseary added three heart emojis and prayer hands in support. A fan comment that received more than 400 likes said, “It said that People who say all lives matter are clearly disregarding the lives of innocent black people who have died at the hands of law enforcement. All we want is for the police to stop killing our kind and they have a problem with that. Sad.”
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