Ashton Kutcher's Tearful Testimony To End Modern Slavery Will Give You Chills
Ashton Kutcher has just taken to Congress to deliver a heartfelt testimony to end modern slavery and human trafficking...and we have chills.
You might be wondering why Ashton Kutcher, who is best known for his acting chops, is taking a stand against such an issue. What many might not realise is that Ashton (alongside Demi Moore) is actually the co-founder of Thorn, an organisation that creates technology to help combat human trafficiking and child sexual slavery.
In his tearful speech, Ashton details the truly horrifying scenes he's been witness to during his time working with Thorn.
"I've seen video content of a child that's the same age as mine being raped by an American man [who] was a text tourist in Cambodia..." he says in the speech.
Ashton also goes on to say that his desire to combat modern slavery is often criticised because of his fame. "Now, this is about the time I start talking about politics that the internet trolls tell me to stick to my day job. So I'd like to talk about my day job..."
"My day job is as the chariman and co-founder of Thorn. We build software to fight human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of childen. My other day job is that of a father of two: a 2-month-old and a 2-year-old, and as a part of that job that I take very seriously, I believe it is my effort to defend their right to pursue happiness, and to ensure a society and government that defends it well."
Ashton, we are in awe of your passion and commitment to create change!
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