Kutcher Blasts Newspaper Ads

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June 30, 2011 | 7:35am EST

Ashton Kutcher has accused editors of a New York City newspaper of “facilitating the sale of human beings” by publishing advertisements for escorts.
The actor has taken to his Twitter.com page to furiously condemn bosses at The Village Voice for printing ads for escort agencies in the Backpage section.

In a series of posts, Kutcher – who runs a foundation to tackle human trafficking – writes, “Hey Village Voice… maybe you can help me… How much $ (money) did your ‘escorts’ in you (sic) classifieds on Backpage make last year?

“How many of your girls selling themselves in your classifieds are you doing age verification on? Find another way to justify that your property facilitates the sale of human beings… If you ever want to have a productive conversation about how to end human trafficking as opposed to belittling my efforts LMK (let me know).

“You keep collecting the check (sic) from Selling Girls on Backpage and leave helping them to people who give a F**k… real men don’t buy girls and real news publications don’t sell them.”