Ashton Kutcher Writes Op-Ed Piece on Journalism & Privacy
Ashton Kutcher visits his office on Tuesday afternoon (November 25) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The 36-year-old actor recently took to his website A+ to write an op-ed piece about “a case for privacy” and where the line should be drawn between public and private when it comes to journalism.
“As a ‘public figure’ I know all too well the distress that comes with worrying about the safety of loved ones while someone is digging up dirt on you, because I experience it every day! I don’t think it’s OK for a journalist to feel this nor do I think it’s OK for a public figure to feel this. I also don’t think that it’s OK for people to be worried about being publicly scorned for privately having a bad idea,” Ashton wrote.
“I’ve thought to myself 100 times: ‘I’d love to hire someone to get dirt on that guy and publish it… Just so he knows how it feels.’ Have I ever followed through? No. Will I? No. Do I support someone who does? No! Because if I did I’d be just like the people who invade my private life all the time. But I don’t think the guy did something wrong by thinking it, or even saying it, in what he considered to be a private forum. We have to stop thought-policing each other. If we aren’t allowed to have bad ideas we will never have the room to have a good one,” he continued.
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