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YouTube Pulls Viral Ashton Kutcher Video

Posted on the 14 August 2013 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

Branding it as something violating YouTube's policy against spam, scams and commercially deceptive content, they've removed it, this after nearly 3 million views according to the Blaze.

What makes it odd is that the content of Kutcher's speech, given at Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards, was content you wouldn't expect to hear coming from the lips of a Hollywood star:

It’s fairly safe to say that viewers don’t tune in to the Teen Choice Awards in hopes of hearing KutcherTeenChoiceAwardsincredibly insightful advice about the importance hard work, perseverance and dreaming big — but that’s exactly what they got from Ashton Kutcher this year.

After receiving the “Ultimate Choice Award” at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night, Kutcher began by revealing that his real first name is actually “Chris.” He then launched on a surprising diatribe about the three most important things he learned before he was known as Ashton.

“I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work,” Kutcher began with his first point. “When I was 13, I had my first job with my dad carrying shingles up to the roof, and then I got a job washing dishes at a restaurant, and then I got a job in a grocery store deli, and then I got a job at a factory sweeping Cheerio dust off the ground.”

He went on: “And I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job. And so opportunities look a lot like work.”

Kutcher then talked about “being sexy.” He almost certainly surprised thousands of screaming teenagers when he revealed “being sexy” has nothing to do with the “crap” that they are sold by society.

“The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart,” he said to cheers. “And being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it! Be smart, be thoughtful and be generous.”

There's more at the link, to include the embedded video that no longer works.

Just odd.

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