Ashton Kutcher says people saying 'All Lives Matter' need to be 'educated'
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Why do entertainment types believe that because they’ve gained a certain level of notoriety, they have earned the right to tell everyone what to think and how to behave?
That’s a question I don’t have an answer to at this point. But I will say this: I refuse to rely on someone else to give me my opinion, and that includes actor Ashton Kutcher.
Because virtue signaling passes for well-thought out positions and intellect, Kutcher joined other celebrities taking to social media in recent days in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement to the detriment of anyone who doesn’t happen to be black.
And if you happen to think that every human life is important – you know, ‘All Lives Matter’ – well, you’re just a cultural and social dummy who needs to be “educated.”
In a long IGTV story, the That 70s Show star said 'I don’t think that the people posting ‘All Lives Matter’ should be cancelled. I think they should be educated.'
'So, on Saturday, I posted a blackout of my social media channels, just posted BLM,' he said. 'And a lot of folks responded 'All Lives Matter."'
All Lives Matter is typically a phrased used in opposition to Black Lives Matter and is often seen to be taking away from the movement calling for racial justice for black people.
“We all agree All Lives Matter, but I had a really pointed experience tonight when I was putting my kids down to bed that lent the words for why Black Lives Matter,” he continued.
He explained that he and ex-wife Mila Kunis, with whom he shares daughter Wyatt, five, and son, Dimitri, three, both read to their kids at bedtime but that the daughter always goes first.
But Tuesday night, he said, son Dimitri wondered why he doesn’t ever get to go first, to which Kutcher replied, “’Cause girls go first.”
When the son protested a bit, Kutcher said he told him, “No, girls go first. You know why girls go first? For you and me, girls go first. And the reason why is, for some boys, girls don’t get a go at all. And so for you and me, girls go first.”
That example, somehow, tied back to the whole ‘Black Lives Matter’ thing for him, he said.
“So, when it comes to Black Lives Matter, I think what folks are writing All Lives Matter need to understand, is that for some people, black lives don’t matter at all. So for us, black lives matter. So while you may have the best intentions in saying All Lives Matter, remember…for some people, black lives don’t matter,” he added.
Well, okay, that’s no doubt true, but couldn’t the same thing be said for whites? Asians? Hispanics?
In fact, couldn’t the same thing be said for every ethnicity?
Of course, it could, which is why it’s more important to insist that all lives matter.
Holding up one ethnic group as somehow more important than all others is, in and of itself, exclusionary. And why would such inclusive people as we allegedly find in Hollywood want to be exclusionary?
What happened to George Floyd was a tragedy, no doubt about it. But similar tragedies happen to white people too – including in Minneapolis, when, a few years ago, a black police officer shot and killed an unarmed white woman, for which he would be sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.
The difference? No one burnt any buildings down, beat anyone up, or looted a store in her name, which was Justine Ruszczyk, by the way.
She was Australian and about to be wed in a couple months when she was killed.
See? All lives do matter.