Ashton Kutcher warns about kids' striving for fame

Must-watch video! Everyone's buzzing about dad-to-be Ashton Kutcher's important message for kids about fame, fortune and what's really important in life.

Ashton Photo: Courtesy of Ashton Kutcher via Instagram

There’s an entitlement that is starting to emerge that I think is unhealthy for people and unhealthy for our country. –Ashton Kutcher

Dad-to-be Ashton Kutcher appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show on Wednesday, September 17, and had some serious words for American parents—based on his jaw-dropping Lifetime Achievement acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards earlier this year, in which he urged kids to be aware of the ruthless "propaganda machine around fame and celebrity."

“There are some kids in the world that grow up today that think, 'When I grow up, I want to be famous, instead of, 'When I grow up I want to do something, I want to build something, I want to create something,'" he explains. "I thought [the] was a valuable moment to let them know all of that is kind of crap and that working hard and being generous and thoughtful and smart is a path to a better life.”

You really have to hear him speak (so eloquently) for yourself. When Ellen complements him on the "important" Teen Choice speech, he basically gives another awesome speech. He's clearly grown up over the years (kind of love! now)...


Here's Ashton's inspiring Teen Choice Awards speech...

Love! As you know, Ashton and his fiancée, Mila Kunis, are expecting their first child really, really soon. Looks like he's going to make a great dad.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis pregnant Photo: Stoianov/FameFlyne


What do you think of Ashton's advisory?

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This article was originally published on Sep 19, 2014

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