Kutcher does it on purpose, his characters call for it. Have you ever actually watched Punk'd? It's pretty entertaining. I don't understand why he catches flak here. He doesn't say stupid things and his private life is only well documented because he is dating Demi. Has he actually done anything wrong? I don't think he has. A lot of the time he is very well dressed for young people... maybe when he's 40 he'll opt to be a carbon copy of old grey men like most of you here, but at this point I think he has the right to wear some pretty snazzy outfits. Obviously the above will make anyone look rediculous, and if you take in account that he's from a farming town, that is probably his equivalent of sweat pants and a college sweater on days when you really don't give a damn. A final thing to keep in mind, he was for some time a leading male model in the fashion world, so he must know a thing or two about how to put some nice looking rags on himself.
He's a public figure. I suspect that no matter the outrageous slings and arrows I send his way, he'll sleep OK tonight. He does do OK a lot of the time, but only cause he's who he is, and expectations are a bit different for the glitterati- I would look a fool in many of his outfits, and so would he if he weren't Ashton. Celebrities who trade upon their celebrity status to play the fool will be made fun of. It's the national pastime. If I were Ashton I would dress differently (imagine that clothing budget...). I have seen Punk'd- I'm an insomniac and trivial TV sometimes helps put me to sleep. I actually found it interesting, and amusing- candid camera for celebrities. It sometimes reinforced my beliefs about how awful the really entitled can be, but I was also (pleasantly) surprised at just how nice some celebrities are. The Joss Stone segment comes to mind- her behavior was what I would expect of a gentleman- a bit above and beyond, actually. Had never heard of her before that, but I'm afraid I have nursed a bit of a crush on her since- wish I liked her music more... far better than than her contemporaries, but not a patch on Ella or Dinah or Billie. OTOH- I grew up all over the place, but a lot of it was in farming communities, and some of it was on actual farms. That's not what farmers look like (for one thing, there's little brown
). If you'd shown up in many of those farming towns looking like that people would have been locking up their livestock and their daughters, likely in that order. Shotguns would have been surreptitiously trained on you, from the top windows of the local saloons, until you saddled your horse, and rode out of the territory. That's an LA outfit, pure and simple, and that's what is ridiculous about it. I will say that, in general, AK is a lot better than K-Fed (not in this instance though). I was unaware AK was a leading male model. Was this before or after he became well known as an actor? (And btw, I am not old, stuffy, or gray
- I am simply not famous enough [I aspire to local notoriety] to ever be forgiven for an outfit like that, not that I would wear it if I were).