A lot of the time my post titles are really snarky but this time it's exactly what it says on the tin. I am, in fact, devoting a post to defending an actor I've never met. I'm not so much in Kutcher Protection Mode as I am just tired of watching people get judged.
Kutcher made a fantastic and heartfelt speech at the Teen Choice Awards a couple of months ago and if you haven't seen it, trust me, it's worth it. What irritates me is that whenever I see it reposted on Facebook or wherever there's always a disclaimer that implies that Kutcher is the last person the poster expected to have Deep Thoughts.
Why? Because he's pretty?
Kutcher is a guy who has walked a path that, if you're smart, you'll pray to whatever you hold holy that you won't ever have to follow. It's better to read this as a straight news story so when you get a chance look up an alleged serial killer named Michael Gargiulo, the so-called Hollywood Ripper. Frankly I'm impressed that Kutcher gets out of bed in the morning and stands upright, let alone makes speeches like that to thousands of people.
It's so easy to judge people who have what we think we want, be it a Hollywood actor or the guy down the street with the new car or the woman at work with the corner office. Did I prick your conscience? Good. You don't know what price they paid to get to that place. Everybody carries a burden. Be careful you're not making someone else's heavier.