Hollywood stars are usually adored by their fans as untouchable idols, but in the midst of the Danny Masterson case, Christina Ricci dropped a reality bomb that is reverberating throughout the industry. Her statement on social media not only raises profound questions about celebrity responsibility, but involves actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
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Ricci, who is currently part of the cast of Yellowjackets – 96%, shared a statement on her Instagram stories that has left many reflecting on the complexities of relationships in show business. Her message was clear: “Sometimes people we love and admire do horrible things.”
The context behind these words is crucial. Danny Mastersonwho starred in the hit series That ’70s Show Along with Kutcher and Kunis, he faced a trial and later a sentence for two counts of rape. During this process, both Kutcher and Kunis wrote letters of support to the defendant, calling him a good friend and a trustworthy person. These letters became public after Masterson’s sentencing and sparked a wave of outrage.
What is the actress’s message?
The actress who gave life to Merlina in The Addams Family – 70% and The Addams Family II – 78% did not stop in their criticism. She insisted on the importance of listening to victims and the difficulty they face in coming forward. Her statement suggests that a celebrity’s public image can hide a much darker reality. In her message, she said, “The people we know as ‘awesome guys’ can be predators and abusers. It’s hard to accept, but we have to.”
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Besides, Christina Ricciwho has participation in the Merlina series – 69%, like Marilyn Thornhill, revealed that she herself has had personal experiences with individuals who appeared to be charming in public, but behaved abusively in private. This testimony sheds light on the complexity of relationships in the world of entertainment and the need to question the narrative of celebrities as “good people.”
The reaction to Kutcher and Kunis’ letters of support to Masterson was immediate and fierce. The couple was forced to issue an apology statement in which they acknowledged the pain they had caused. In a video shared on Instagram, Kutcher stated: “We are aware of the pain that the character letters we wrote on behalf of Danny Masterson have caused.” Kunis continued: “We stand with victims. We have done so historically through our work and will continue to do so in the future.”
This episode raises an essential question for the entertainment industry and its stars: what is a celebrity’s responsibility when it comes to abuse committed by colleagues? Christina Ricci has made it clear that we cannot close our eyes to the actions of those we admire, even when those actions are heartbreaking. The backlash to Kutcher and Kunis’ letters of support demonstrates that the public expects greater accountability from those in positions of influence.
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Meanwhile, Netflix’s most successful series about Wednesday Addams (now played by Jenna Ortega) returns to streaming with a second season already confirmed, in which we will see Christina Ricci and the rest of the cast follow the story of this character. Although the release date is unknown, Tim Burton will take us, under his direction, to the dark and fun world of one of the craziest families on screen.
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