Ashton Kutcher took his hairy bearlike physical being online to chat about the value of “honesty” and “truth”. Even though he is discussing the history of literature and the rise of internet and social media, there may be an underlying message here.
Check out what Ashton says below.
I was not able to embed the video, but I do have the text. Check it out. It IS kind of boring, not gonna lie, but I find it ironic that Kutch finds the need to talk about the topic of honesty and towards the end of the video, I noticed that there is no wedding ring on his hand. Hmmmm.
Kutcher says, “I just wanted to open up a little dialogue on the state of honesty. The state of truth. The status of truth as it pertains to literature and media… Publishers (once) held great scrutiny over what they were willing to print because their reputation was on the line. When the cost structure comes down on printing… the level of honesty of literature starts to plummet… I started thinking about that in relation to media and social media today where the threshold to actually have literature printed and distributed… is zero dollars… thereby there is no gatekeeper of the truth…”
He went on to add, “We are our own editors, we are our own publishers and we are our own printers. Therefore, people can b**tardise the truth in any way, shape or form that they want and spread that around the world… A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can leave someone’s lips…
“I was thinking that we really have to take it upon ourselves to instil a level of honesty… in the works in the media that we create and share with one another… and be certain that we are doing our own diligence that what we are saying is for the benefit of another.”