Ashton Kutcher Blows McCain Kiss After Testimony

Kutcher was on Capitol Hill to discuss human trafficking
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2017 12:14 PM CST

After an emotional testimony before the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, a new bromance? Ashton Kutcher was in DC on Wednesday to testify about human trafficking, which he's been fighting against since 2009, and in addition to giving what CNN calls an "impassioned" speech on the topic, there was a lighter moment making headlines. Sen. John McCain, who doesn't sit on the committee but came by to offer his gratitude, thanked Kutcher for being there—but also noted, "Ashton, you were better looking in the movies." Kutcher's response? To blow McCain a kiss and tell the senator that his wife thinks so, too.

On a much more serious note, Kutcher discussed Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, the organization he founded with then-wife Demi Moore that builds software to fight the trafficking of children for sex slavery. "I've been on FBI raids where I've seen things that no person should ever see," he said. "I've seen video content of a child that's the same age as mine being raped by an American man that was a sex tourist in Cambodia. And this child was so conditioned by her environment that she thought she was engaging in play." Kutcher, whose daughter is two years old, called for action including funding for trafficking-fighting technology and working more closely with the foster care system and mental health system. (More Ashton Kutcher stories.)

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