Ashton Kutcher Fights Back Tears As He Explains Why You Shouldn’t Say "All Lives Matter"

Ashton Kutcher Fights Back Tears As He Explains Why You Shouldn’t Say "All Lives Matter"

It's a shame that the black community still has to fight so hard to not be judged solely based on their race.

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Following the tragic killing of George Floyd, people across the country began speaking out against the systematic racism that the black community has been subjected to. Thus began a movement, Black Lives Matter, that in reality has existed for many years now. It's a shame that the black community still has to fight so hard to not be judged solely based on their racial background. In response to this protest, some are now using the caption "All lives matter" and while many social media users, including celebrities, have shut them down instantly, Ashton Kucher decided to educate these people. 



Taking to Instagram, Ashton Kutcher posted a heartfelt video explaining why people making the "All lives matter" argument are "missing the point." The video, which was shared on Tuesday, shows an emotional Kutcher talking about why many have misunderstood the Black Lives Matter movement completely. Using the hashtag #blacklivesmatter he captioned the video: #Blm vs #Alm understanding why saying ‘all lives matter’ is missing the point. "So, on Saturday, I posted a blackout of my social media channels and just posted ‘BLM' and a lot of folks responded, 'All lives matter.' And I want to talk about that a little bit because I don't think the people that are posting 'All lives matter' should be canceled. I think they should be educated," he began. 


To emphasize his point, the 42-year-old actor shared an incident involving his children 3-year-old Dimitri, 5-year-old Wyatt, and his lovely wife Mila Kunis. "We all agree all lives matter," he said, "But I had a really poignant experience tonight when I was putting my kids down to bed that lent the words for why black lives matter. So, usually, Mila and I put our kids to bed, we read them a book, and our daughter always gets to go first. And tonight, as we’re reading her book, my son says, ‘Wait, why don't I get to go first?' And Mila said, ‘Cause girls go first.' And he said, ‘Yeah, but boys go first.'" 



The That '70s Show star continued, "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. And so for you and me, girls go first.'" Finally, he hit all the right notes when he said, "So when it comes to Black Lives Matter, 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." Fighting back tears, the visibility upset actor chokes up a little but continues to say, "So for us, black lives matter. So, while you may have the best intentions in saying, 'All lives matter,' remember: For some people, black lives don't matter at all." 



Even 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter broke his silence on this matter and expressed how he and his wife Rosalynn are "pained by the tragic racial injustices and consequent backlash across our nation in recent weeks." Expressing his condolences for George Floyd's family, he continued, "Our hearts are with the victims’ families and all who feel hopeless in the face of pervasive racial discrimination and outright cruelty. We all must shine a spotlight on the immorality of racial discrimination." Carter also pointed at the unfortunate fact that even after almost five decades he has to urge people to stop their racial discrimination. 



"In my 1974 inaugural address as Georgia's governor, I said: 'The time for racial discrimination is over.' With great sorrow and disappointment, I repeat those words today, nearly five decades later," he said, reminding everyone that, "Dehumanizing people debases us all; humanity is beautifully and almost infinitely diverse. The bonds of our common humanity must overcome the divisiveness of our fears and prejudices."

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