Amid spiraling rumors of trouble between Ashton Kutcher and wife Demi Moore — and allegations of infidelity against the “Two and a Half Men” star — Ashton has spoken out about honesty and truth in the media.
“I just wanted to open up a little dialogue on the state of honesty. The state of truth. The status of truth as it pertains to literature and media,” the actor said in a video message posted online this week.
Ashton goes on to speak at length about the history of literature and shares his thoughts on how the Internet and social media have caused rumors and gossip to spread like never before.
“We are our own editors, we are our own publishers and we are our own printers. Therefore, people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form that they want and spread that around the world,” he continued. “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can leave someone’s lips.”
Adding, “I was thinking that we really have to take it upon ourselves to instill a level of honesty… in the works in the media that we create and share with one another and be certain that we are doing our own diligence that what we are saying is for the benefit of another.”
Earlier this week, Demi was seen in New York City still wearing her wedding ring.
Last month, the pair was spotted attending kabbalah services together and also photographed camping outside of Santa Barbara, Calif., over the Yom Kippur holiday.
Ashton also Tweeted a link to Public Enemy’s 1988 hit, “Don’t Believe the Hype,” on his Spotify account last month when infidelity rumors first surfaced.