Ashton Kutcher is setting the record straight. After posting the hashtag BLM on his Instagram account for Blackout Tuesday, Ashton was hit with many responses saying All Lives Matter.
In an Instagram post, Ashton wanted to address this response and try to help educate people about their words. He captioned his video by writing, “#Blm vs #Alm understanding why saying ‘all lives matter’ is missing the point.#blacklivesmatter.”
In the video, Ashton went on to explain his stance.
“So, on Saturday, I posted a black out of my social media channels and just posted ‘BLM’ and a lot of folks responded, ‘All Lives Matter,'” he began. “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 continued, “We all agree all lives matter. 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 were reading her book, my son says, ‘Wait, why don’t I get to go first?’ And Mila said, ‘Because girls go first,'” he continued. “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. And so for you and me, girls go first.’
“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,” he said choking back tears. “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.”
While Ashton’s post drew many people disagreeing with his comments and continuing to post “All Lives Matter,” there were many fans who responded to Kutcher’s video with positive support.