Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher fell straight into scandal after the defense letters in the trial of Danny Masterson, co-star in That 70’s Show, who was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for two counts of rape. The actors were criticized for defending a criminal and now they issue a public apology that is also not being well received by the most important courts of public opinion of our times, social networks.
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Kunis and kutcher They met on the set of That 70’s Show Many years ago. Although their romantic relationship was intermittent, they married in 2015 and had two children. Since then they have been considered one of the most stable couples in Hollywood, however, the last few days have been especially controversial for them, especially due to their relationship with the case of Mastersonwho played Steven Hyde in the famous nineties sitcom.
Various media revealed that Mila and Ashton They wrote letters of defense for Masterson at his trial, this with the aim of reducing the sentence. It is worth mentioning that both actors maintain a good relationship with the person responsible for sexual assault and consider him a great friend forged on the set of That 70’s Show. Of course, the news was not well received on the Internet and the actors released the following video statement as an apology:
We support the victims. We have done this historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future. A couple of months ago, Danny’s family approached us and asked us to write character letters to represent the person we had known for 25 years so the judge could take that into consideration in regards to sentencing. The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system or the validity of the jury’s ruling. They were intended to be read by the judge and not to undermine the victims’ testimony or re-traumatize them in any way. We would never want to do that and we are sorry if that has happened. Our hearts go out to every person who has ever been a victim of sexual assault, sexual abuse or rape.
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The apology of Mila and Ashton was harshly criticized by network users, arguing that the actors were reading a script and that it was possible to hear the pages turning through the clicks. Both actors have become the target of public ridicule and for the moment must keep a low profile until the dust settles, the classic move of stars in trouble in recent years. Here are some of the most scathing criticisms found on Twitter:
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis admit they were trying to protect a rapist from a harsh sentence. We honestly don’t want you to do any more work. Everything they do in the future is just part of an agenda. Please get into a hole and stay there.
ashton kutcher and mila kunis admit that they were trying to protect a rapist from getting a harsh sentence. Honestly we don’t want you to do any more work. Anything they do going forward is just apart of an agenda. Please crawl into a hole and stay pic.twitter.com/3YyQrMPux3
— Mad Beefs (@MadBeefs) September 9, 2023
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis will never recover from this, no matter how much they apologize. Now the world knows that you have written letters to defend a now CONVICTED criminal.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are never going to come back from this, no matter how much they apologize.
Now the world knows that you’ve written letters to take up for a now CONVICTED r*pist. pic.twitter.com/PLbQiYnjMy
—But did she take him to olive garden? (@yannie_ayan) September 9, 2023
Disrespectful, fuck Ashton and Mila. They talk as if someone was holding a gun to their heads to force them to write these letters. They could have said no. That would have shown his moral backbone to the survivors.
Disrespectfully, fuck you @aplusk and @MilaKunisv . You speak as if someone held a gun to your head to make you write these letters. You could have said “no”. That would have depicted your moral backbone to survivors.https://t.co/uuZzeKzxaA
— Ariella Kay (@ariella_kay) September 10, 2023
Silly excuse. They called Danny Masterson ‘a role model’ in his letter, knowing that he had just been convicted of rape. They have no regrets about defending this man. They are ashamed that the public found out.
Lame apology. They called Danny Masterson “a role model” in their letter, knowing as they did so that he’d just been convicted of rape. They aren’t sorry about defending this man. They are embarrassed that the public found out about it. https://t.co/W6VXwfrTwf
— Lee Goldberg (@LeeGoldberg) September 10, 2023
Everyone keeps posting this and calling it ‘Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis apology video’. But not once in this video do they apologize for writing the letters. They also do not mention feeling any type of guilt or shame. They are only apologizing for the backlash, nothing more.
Everyone keeps posting this and calling it the “Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis apology video.” But not once in this video do they apologize for writing the letters. Nor do they mention feeling any sort of guilt or shame. They’re only apologizing because of backlash, nothing else. https://t.co/CSFSUZfbjH
—Sasquatch_Jack (@Sasquatch__Jack) September 10, 2023
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