Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Get Their Facts Wrong About Underage Sex Trafficking

Categories: Media Watch
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via DNA Foundation's Facebook
Real men get their facts straight.
Nobody is going to argue that underage sex trafficking is a good thing, but what happens when media panic spreads false information? Does it really help the cause?

As part of the Village Voice Media's investigative series on The Truth Behind Sex Trafficking, "Real Men Get Their Facts Straight" takes a look at celebrity spokesmen Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, who seem to fall victim to the assumption that 100,000 to 300,000 children are turning to prostitution every year. Problem? There is no real proof they are.

In fact, VVM spent two months researching law enforcement data and what did it find? There were only 8,263 arrests across America for child prostitution during the most recent decade. Common sense says even if that doesn't include every child prostitute in America, that figure probably still wouldn't come anywhere close to the supposed 100,000 to 300,000 range often reported by the media.

So how did this inflated figure become the de facto average of underage sex trafficking? Well, read this week's Village Voice feature to find out.

Bonus: Check out the awkward "Real Men Don't Girls" PSAs being pushed by Kutcher and Moore's DNA Foundation.







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Dianalee
Dianalee

Of course Demi and Ashton get it wrong.  They don't read anything, they just "act" on things.  You know, like how the wind blows.  Kutcher went to university in Iowa.  Says he was a biochemistry major, but I don't think he got out of the first year.  Demi dropped out of high school at 16. These 2 are BIG DOPES.  Too bad that people who act can get an audience for any whim that "pops" into their heads.

All people should be concerned about child prostitution, but people like these 2 should not be running around making up stuff.

BTW, the charity is now called THORN and it is now $233,000 in debt.  That means that THORN owes $233,000.  

Great philanthropy Demi and Ashton.  No bright ideas, please!  Your involvement in anything is a disaster.




lisa
lisa

REAL NEWSPAPERS DON'T WASTE 4 PAGES IN THEIR RAG DEFENDING THEMSELVES WHEN THEY ARE 100% WRONG! YOU KNOW YOU GUYS TAKE MONEY FOR PROSTITUTION AND PORNO RINGS ADS! YOU KNOW YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THIS. AND ONE WOULD HAVE TO BE RETARDED TO BELIEVE YOUR ''TRICK'' TO THE FACTS ! NO ONE SAID THESE CHILDREN WERE WALKING THE STREETS BEING ARRESTED . THESE CHILDREN ARE BEING HELD SOMEWHERE AGAINST THEIR WILL AND REPEATEDLY RAPED & BEAT FOR A FEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Easy4U2Say
Easy4U2Say

"Real Men Don't Buy Girls"

Would be a more powerful statement from rich UGLY dudes...

lisa
lisa

ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT IS ''they'' ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE'S DOING THIS! This is VERY common! If GROWN ASS MALES are not BUYING they are TRICKING young girls into bed with them! The REAL question is WHY?  WHY GROWN ASS MALES CAN'T MAN -UP TO GROWN WOMEN?

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