Ashton Kutcher explains why saying ‘All Lives Matter’ misses the point
Ashton Kutcher made a heartfelt attempt on Instagram and Twitter to address why asserting “All Lives Matter” is “missing the point.”
“I don’t think the people that are posting ‘All Lives Matter’ should be canceled, I think they should be educated,” the 42-year-old actor told his millions of social media followers in a video posted on Tuesday.
The “That ’70s Show” star then shared an analogy about how he and his wife Mila Kunis, 36, taught their 3-year-old son, Dimitri, a valuable lesson about inequality for women before bedtime.
Kutcher said Dimitri had asked to have his bedtime story read first — before his 5-year-old sister Wyatt — but Kutcher explained that he and his son, as boys, should give deference to Wyatt, because “for some boys, girls don’t get to go at all.” The analogy was meant to highlight the oppression of women that still exists in some environments to this day.
“So when it comes to Black Lives Matter,” he added, “I think what folks that are writing ‘All Lives Matter’ need to understand is that for some people, black lives don’t matter at all. So for us, Black Lives Matter!”
Kutcher, who got emotional throughout the clip, concluded, “So while you may have the best intentions, in saying ‘All Lives Matter,’ remember, for some people, black lives don’t matter at all.”
Music executive Scooter Braun praised Kutcher for his video, commenting, “Well said.”
Talent manager Guy Oseary added three heart emojis and prayer hands in support.
A fan comment that received more than 400 likes said, “People who say all lives matter are clearly disregarding the lives of innocent black people who have died at the hands of law enforcement. All we want is for the police to stop killing our kind and they have a problem with that. Sad.”
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