Actor turned child-abuse activist Ashton Kutcher took to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee earlier today in a hearing to end human trafficking. Kutcher’s foundation, Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, was created to help oversee the illegal internet traffic related to child sex trafficking.
Ashton Kutcher speaks to @SenBobCorker before a hearing on efforts to end modern slavery
— POLITICO (@politico) February 15, 2017
Kutcher gave an impassioned plea to the committee, and went into extensive detail on what he knew about the child sex industry, as well as what he had seen while on law enforcement raids and cases.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 15, 2017
"i've been on FBI raids where i've seen things no body should see." -ashton kutcher testifying on sex trafficking
— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) February 15, 2017
There was a lighthearted moment in the hearing, however, when Senator John McCain acknowledged that both he and his wife thought that Kutcher was “better looking in the movies.”
— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) February 15, 2017
Many Twitterers were quick to notice, and praise for the That 70’s Show actor has been flooding the internet.
Couple things about Ashton Kutcher:
People don't take him seriously for whatever reason but guy has been fighting sex trafficking for YEARS
— Margaret Menefee (@MargaretMenefee) February 15, 2017
— The Terror of Dublin (@taradublinrocks) February 15, 2017
Big love for Ashton Kutcher for highlighting and bringing awareness of the devastating affects of human trafficking. #EndSlaveryAct
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) February 15, 2017
And this gem was probably the best one of all.
That awkward moment when we realize that Ashton Kutcher is better at talking to Congress than the President of the United States
— Alex Danger Thomas🎄 (@Alex_Thomas_01) February 15, 2017