Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attended the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative this week, and talked about how Twitter and social media can help…end white slavery? Wait, wait, it’s the 21st century, we don’t call it white slavery anymore…Human sex trafficking. Yeah, that’s it. Anyway, check out his statement that I can’t seem to make sense of after the jump…
Taking a cue from former President Bill Clinton, whose latest goals are set to help eradicate human sex trafficking, Ashton and Demi will be starting a foundation called Real Men Don’t Buy Girls, which will apparently guilt trip men into not using prostitutes that are likely trafficked from other countries. At a panel with Arianna Huffington and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, Kutcher had this to say:
“Demi and I are about to announce a commitment to launch an advocacy campaign to end child sex trafficking, which I think ties directly to the power of this new media — this social media.” He continued, “I was looking the other day at the top 100 media moguls of the world. Ninety percent of which are white males over the age of 40… If you look at the top 100 people on Twitter, 30% are women. Seven percent are African American. They come from different socioeconomic backgrounds…That’s the true democratization of media.”
So wait…the democratization of media will end slavery? If everyone complains loudly enough on the internet, then no one will pay for sex anymore? What? Sure, a few of the top 100 twitter users may be women or black, and a lot of people might be reading about what they had for breakfast,but are you actually comparing their influence to the top 100 media moguls of the world?
And how will this foundation work? Everyone twittering about not to using prostitutes who might be sex slaves? Is everyone complaining on the internet going to stop people from paying for sex?
I don’t know, I guess I’m just a jerk who really doesn’t care about anything this twit has to say. But if you actually do care, you can check out the full story here at the Huffington Post.