Ashton Kutcher: Let's Open Up a Dialogue on Honesty
Actor Ashton Kutcher hasn't directly addressed the tabloid rumors about cheating on Demi Moore, but in a new video he posted Wednesday, he is calling for more honesty from the digital-age media.
The "Two and a Half Men" star -- who allegedly had a one-night stand with a woman named Sarah Leal in San Diego last month -- says the lower cost of publishing has led to a cheapening of values, and that truth is suffering.
"I just wanted to open up a little dialogue in the state of honesty, the status of truth as it pertains to literature and media," Kutcher said.
The actor goes on to note that, in the Internet age, anyone can be a budding media mogul. He says that's not necessarily a good thing.
"The threshold to have literature printed and distributed -- the cost structure went down to zero dollars," Kutcher reflected. "Thereby, there is no gatekeeper of the truth. We are our own editors, and we are our own publishers. We are our own printers. Thereby people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form they want and spread that around the world ... There's that old saying that a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can leave someone's lips."