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Ashton Kutcher says those who say ‘all lives matter’ need to be educated in tearful video

Ashton Kutcher talked about an experience with his son about diversity

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In this Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, actor and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher appears at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Thursday, April 23, 2020 that the state’s $26 million contract with Utah companies to increase coronavirus testing was developed after she got unsolicited advice from Iowa native Kutcher.

Actor and entrepreneur Ashton Kutcher appears at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2017.

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Ashton Kutcher releases a video Tuesday that explained why he believes those who say “all lives matter” need to be educated.

What’s going on:

  • Kutcher posted a video to Instagram that explained the “all lives matter” phrase can be counterproductive to protests and movements. He said those who say “all lives matter” should be educated.
  • Kutcher said he experienced the importance of the issue when he was putting his children to sleep. He said his daughter will often read a story first before going to bed. But his son asked why she went first.

  • Kutcher said: “Tonight, as we were reading her book, my son says, ‘Wait, why don’t I get to go first?’ And Mila said, ‘Because girls go first,’ and he said, ‘Yeah, but boys go first.’ And I looked at him, and I said, ‘No, girls go first.’”
  • “And I said, ‘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.’”

  • “I think what folks that 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, to some people black lives don’t matter at all.”

Seth Rogen shares a similar message

Seth Rogensaid something similar about the “Black Lives Matter” phrase. He said in an Instagram post that he doesn’t appreciate those who don’t like the phrase, according to USA Today.

“If this is a remotely controversial statement to you, feel free to unfollow me,” he wrote.