Ashton Kutcher sure is a wise man. That may sound a bit strange talking about the guy who played Kelso on That ‘70s Show but he really is a smart guy! Back at this year’s Teen Choice Awards, he stepped up on the stage to accept his “Ultimate Teen Choice” award, he gave an inspiring speech, telling the viewers to focus on working hard towards the future instead of chasing fame. Well, just a few months later Ashton stopped by The Ellen Show to revisit his speech and elaborate on what he was trying to get across.
"I think that so much of what we see in the world today is this sort of propaganda machine around fame and around celebrity," he told Ellen. "I actually think there are some kids in the world that grow up today and think, 'I want to be famous,' instead of 'When I grow up, I want to do something, I want to build something, I want to create something.'"
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Continuing about his views on our society’s obsession with fame, Ashton said, "I thought it was a valuable moment to actually let them know that all that [fame] is kind of crap, and that working hard and being thoughtful and generous and smart is a path to a better life. Usually when you go to those shows, it's people propagating the fame machine over and over and over and over again, so I thought it was an opportunity to do something different."
Wise words, Ashton!
What do you think about what Ashton had to say?
Do you agree with him?