Ashton Kutcher: 3 Million US Children Are Sold as Sex Slaves per Year

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Another Forrest Gump syndrom.

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.[36] 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.[37]

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.[38][39]

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