Ashton Kutcher: 3 Million US Children Are Sold as Sex Slaves per Year
Another Forrest Gump syndrom.
USA Today: “Each year, 100,000 to 300,000 American kids, some as young as 12…”
CNN: “There's between 100,000 to 300,000 child sex slaves in the United States…”
Media Bistro: “There are an estimated 100,000 to 300,000 victims of child prostitution…”
Salon: “Roughly 100,000 to 300,000 American children are prostituted each year…”
Family Court Chronicles: “Nationwide, 100,000 to 300,000 children are at risk for sexual exploitation…”
Wikipedia: “Anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 children are at risk for sexual exploitation…”
U.N. goodwill ambassador Julia Ormond: “100,000 to 300,000 potentially trafficked…”
Press TV: “Child trafficking rampant in the U.S. An FBI bulletin shows that 100,000 to 300,000 American children…”
Orphan Justice Center: “An estimated 100,000 to 300,000 children in forced prostitution in the U.S….”
C-SPAN: “Children in our country enslaved sexually…from 100,000 to 300,000…”
In April 2011, Kutcher and wife Demi Moore began a public service announcement campaign claiming that “Real Men” do not engage the services of child prostitutes who are the victims of human trafficking. Kutcher's claims that 100,000 to 300,000 American children were sold into sexual slavery were criticized by newspaper the Village Voice, which gave evidence refuting the claims. Kutcher represented a study referring to minors ‘at risk’ for sexual exploitation as referring to children actually being prostituted. Experts estimate the true numbers to be in the hundreds, not the hundreds of thousands.
Kutcher reacted to the criticism by accusing the Village Voice of promoting child prostitution and using Twitter to request that Village Voice advertisers including American Airlines, Disney, the City of Seattle, and Domino's Pizza withdraw their advertising from publications owned by the parent company of the Village Voice.