Ashton Kutcher and Celeb Friends Say ‘Real Men Don’t Buy Girls’ (PHOTOS)
The handsome actors have banded together for Demi Moore and Ashton’s newest awareness campaign, “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.” The campaign involves different celebs taking photos of themselves holding up signs that proclaim “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” in order to raise awareness about child sex slavery. Find out more and watch a PSA from Justin after the jump.
While child sex slavery isn’t usually on the top of every celeb’s charity to-do list, it is a noble cause for Ashton and Demi to take on: The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that at least 100,000 American children are involved in forced prostitution, where the average age of entry is just 13 years old. Usually children are coerced or kidnapped and sold to pimps on the black market where they are forced to work off unspecified “debts” by prostituting themselves.
Watch Justin’s “Real Men Prefer a Close Shave” PSA below.
“A pimp is nothing more than a slave owner,” Demi tweeted at Kim. “If we want to end slavery we need to stop glorifying the ‘pimp’ culture… I was just making a point about how we have used a word and desensitized the real meaning.”
The fight was quickly put out by Kim: “Good point!I agree! It was just a song not literal.”
In a statement, Demi and Ashton state that they hope that the use of famous faces in the campaign will help raise awareness about the realities of child sex trafficking. It looks like the campaign has already worked, earning the cause tons of fans around the web including here at Celebuzz. Kudos to Demi and Ashton for putting so much effort in raising awareness about such an important problem!
Demi and Ashton invite regular folks to create their own “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” videos to raise awareness. Visit the DNA Foundation’s Facebook page for more information.
Check out more photos from the “Real Men” campaign and share your thoughts in the comments.