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Ashton Kutcher Defends Miley Cyrus Against CNN Attack

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss


After a so-called “racy” video of Miley Cyrus dancing suggestively with The Last Song producer Adam Shankman leaked online earlier this week, Cyrus has an unexpected defender.

Ashton Kutcher.

The actor took to his Twitter account to fire back at CNN’s Rick Sanchez after the “Rick’s List” host used his show to question Cyrus’ actions.

After tweeting about the video and showing it on air, Sanchez said, “Could I just speak for a moment as a father and as someone who has an eight-year-old?…That’s troublesome. And just the physicality of it alone and the fact that she’s 16-years-old. And this isn’t posing for a Hollywood magazine or a picture, because we understand that when you get into that arena, you got to play along with that game kind of thing. I am troubled viewing that.”*

Sanchez added that if he saw his daughter dancing like Cyrus, she “would be dragged [out], and I don’t care if it’s kicking and screaming for behaving that way. Maybe it’s me. Maybe it’s crazy.”

Kutcher objected to Sanchez’s comments, tweeting, “ur [sic] comments on Miley R completely unwarranted. She’s 17. What is this the movie Footloose? judgment is unbecoming.”

“I think it’s important to think about the context of the event she was at” he continued in another tweet. “It’s not like she was at a club w/ some stranger.”

Kutcher also suggested that if Sanchez wanted to “report about exploitation of teenagers report on this,” and provided a link to an article on children being sold as sex slaves.

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*Sanchez’s remarks come directly from a transcript, as of this posting, on CNN’s website.


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