"Real Men Don't Buy Girls"

"Real Men Don't Buy Girls"

Aston Kutcher is on a mission to end child sex slavery and when the Village Voice criticized the actor's "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" campaign, he fought back on Twitter.



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Kutcher, who is vocal on the social networking site with over 7 million followers, has launched an attack on the New York weekly. The paper published an article on Wednesday , mocking the statistics and viral videos the actor has used in his campaign.

In April, Kutcher and his wife Demi Moore told Piers Morgan that there are "between 100,000 and 300,000 child sex slaves in the United States today," adding: "If you don't do something to stop that, that's when there is something wrong with you, in my opinion."

The Village Voice said that the statistic "was hatched without regard to science. It is a bogeyman." Though between "100,000 and 300,000" is a range used by The New York Times, CNN and USA Today, among others.

The weekly reports that there are an average of 827 child prostitution arrests per year in the United States and that the origin of the number often used came from a 2001 study which referenced the number of children "at risk" for sexual exploitation.

Kutcher fired back at the weekly, writing, "Hey @villagevoice speaking of data, maybe you can help me... How much $ did your 'escorts' in your classifieds on backpage make last year?"

In his Tweets, the actor also referred to a 2010 lawsuit filed against Village Voice Media by a 15-year-old sex trafficking victim who claims the company aided and abetted prostitution ads in their classified website, Backpage.com.

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