Ashton Kutcher has been featured in many tabloid magazine headlines over the years, and most of the stories feature his high-profile relationships. Recently, Star magazine published pictures of the actor with an unknown woman along with the headline: "Hey, Ashton! Who's the girl?", implying that he was cheating on his wife, Mila Kunis. Kutcher became aware of the Star Magazine article — and over the weekend, snapped back at the tabloid on Twitter.
Ashton Kutcher Responds To Star Magazine's Article
The Star article refers to the unknown woman as Kutcher’s “companion,” implying that the two were sneaking around behind #MilaKunis’s back. Well, it turns out that the woman is not some mysterious mistress, and instead, is part of the Kutcher/Kunis extended family.
In the tweet posted by Kutcher on July 9, he identifies the woman as his cousin, and then attacks the tabloid's ethics in spectacular fashion:
“You should have heard how upset Mila was that I spent the day with our cousin. Sorry aunt Jodie these magazines lack integrity.”
While Kutcher’s reply is rather sarcastic, it does shut down any false reports that the tabloid published. Although the story is false, when these sorts of allegations go unchecked, they become part of the public’s subconscious — and the truth can get a bit fuzzy. Whether Kutcher’s past is as torrid as the tabloid suggested is a real issue for the actor, because even if the allegations are false, the stigma continues to follow him.
Despite The Tabloids, Ashton Kutcher Has Become A Man Of Character
During his marriage to Demi Moore in 2011, Kutcher was besieged by tabloid articles that claimed he was cheating, to the point that it disrupted his life. He was perceived by the public as an adulterer, and someone of weak moral fiber. In recent years, #AshtonKutcher has moved beyond his time in the tabloid headlines, and become an activist, philanthropist and a devoted family man.
In April of this year, Kutcher was awarded the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award in his home state of Iowa, which acknowledges strength of character. During his acceptance speech, he commented on how tabloid headlines affected his life, and how he turned the public's negative perception of himself into a positive motivator:
"Character comes out when those magazines tear you apart for something you may or may not have done and you gotta go out and perform tomorrow, with everyone looking at you like you might be an adulterer. I had the great fortune of getting a divorce because I felt the impact of it and how much loss is in there and how much love is in there and that its not neat or clean or messy. And I understood finally my parents' divorce in a whole different way."
The principle that Kutcher has embraced over the years has fundamentally changed his outlook on life, which in turn, has molded how he is perceived by the public. Sure, 10 years ago he was in the headlines as an adulterer, but now he’s a person that went before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing to combat sex trafficking.
Ashton Kutcher’s past will always be a part of who he is, which includes the way he is perceived by the public. Luckily, he has grown into a person that has learned from his experiences, and when situations arise like false tabloid headlines, he easily addresses the issue and moves on.
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(Source: The Des Moines Register)