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Ashton Kutcher calls for an advertising boycott of Backpage

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher Encourages Advertisers to Bail on Village Voice:

Ashton Kutcher has been a really busy man lately when it comes to the fight against human trafficking. Now he has called on those companies who advertise on Village Voice Media properties to boycott the company because of the prostitution and trafficking ads on backpage.com.

Again Mr. Kutcher took to his Twitter account with its 7 million followers…

“Hey @disney @dominos are you aware that you are advertising on a site that owns and operates a digital brothel?”

According to the article American Airlines has pulled their ads and at the time of the article Domino’s was requesting more information from Mr. Kutcher.

As usual VVM tweeted something in return which again shows how greedy they are…

“We’re spending millions to keep kids off our adult pages. But @aplusk reveals he wants us out of biz because ADULTS use our adult pages!,”

Really VVM? You’re spending millions? What are those alleged millions going to? How about a little disclosure huh? And even if it were only adults on your site that would still mean that adults were being trafficked.

I guess money talks so loudly to VVM that it not only obscures common sense but it also obscures common human decency.

Ashton Kutcher a fan of Seattle mayor

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher stands with Seattle Mayor McGinn:

Speaking of Seattle mayor Mike McGinn (because we were, you know) it seems that Ashton Kutcher has become a fan of his after Mayor McGinn issued his recent letter targeting the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com.

Mr. Kutcher tweeted the following to his 7 million plus Twitter followers last week…

“I think every mayor should take human trafficking as serious as @mayormcginn in seattle http://t.co/BaxIDoz #dna”

The #dna hashtag refers to the Demi and Ashton Foundation which was started to help combat human trafficking. The same foundation that Village Voice Media has said is relying on faulty human trafficking stats. VVM would say that since they make so much money from prostitution and human trafficking ads on backpage.

It’s refreshing to see a celebrity endorse a politician over an actual cause and not just because it’s in line with the Hollywood group think.

@aplusk fires back at the Village Voice

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher in Twitter War with Village Voice:

Ashton Kutcher took to his Twitter feed the other day to respond to the self-serving hit piece that the Village Voice put out about how the Demi and Ashton Foundation relies on allegedly exaggerated statistics about human trafficking. Let us not forget that Village Voice Media owns backpage.com where scores of women and children are trafficked.

In response Mr. Kutcher had the following to say…

“Hey @villagevoice speaking of data, maybe you can help me… How much $ did your “escorts” in your classifieds on backpage make last year?” Kutcher (@aplusk) wrote, referring to the notorious escort ads on the paper’s back pages.

“Hey @villagevoice speaking of Data… How many of your girls selling themselves in your classifieds are you doing age verification on?” he added.

“Hey @villagevoice REAL MEN DON’T BUY GIRLS and REAL NEWS PUBLICATIONS DON’T SELL THEM,” he ranted on Twitter on Wednesday.

Of course Village Voice Media avoided Mr. Kutcher’s questions in response…

“Wow, @aplusk having a Twitter meltdown! Hey Ashton, which part this story is inaccurate?” the Voice fired back on its Twitter feed.

“OK @aplusk, we’ll bite. Tell us the hard facts you have collected. We’ll fact-check for you,” the paper wrote.

Can the Village Voice have any less credibility for getting into a Twitter war with a celebrity? I don’t even think rags like the National Enquirer do that.

Village Voice Media just doesn’t realize that they are on the losing side of this argument. There is no justification for the trafficking of women and children on their website. It’s only a matter of time before they’re persuaded to change their ways just like craigslist was. With 7 million followers on Twitter Mr. Kutcher has brought a great deal of attention to this which I hope will bring about backpage’s trafficking to an end sooner rather than later. When it does happen I’ll only have one thing to say…
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