Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who are famous actors and a married couple, got into trouble because they wrote letters supporting their friend Danny Masterson, who was convicted of a serious crime.
These letters were meant to help Danny get a lighter punishment, but when they became public, many people got very upset.
To make amends, Ashton and Mila made a video where they said they were sorry, but some people thought it sounded insincere and like they only did it because their letters got leaked.
They also decided to step down from their important roles in an organization called Thorn, which works to stop child sexual abuse and exploitation on the Internet.
Ashton and his former wife, Demi Moore, started this organization in 2009.
They said they made this decision because they didn’t want their actions to distract from the important work Thorn does.
Ashton explained that he realized his mistake in writing those letters after talking to survivors and Thorn’s employees.
Thorn works with the internet and law enforcement to protect kids from harm, but some people have criticized them.
They say that Thorn and similar organizations sometimes make mistakes by treating adult consensual sex work the same as child trafficking.
This has caused problems, like making it harder for law enforcement to catch real traffickers and hurting sex workers.
A law called FOSTA also tries to stop online sex trafficking, but it has had negative effects, including making it more dangerous for sex workers and making it tougher for law enforcement to investigate crimes.
People have been critical of Thorn for a while, and even Ashton faced criticism for not presenting accurate numbers when he talked about their work to the government.
Overall, there are concerns about how Thorn operates, especially in a field as sensitive as preventing sexual abuse and trafficking.
With Ashton and Mila stepping down, some hope that Thorn can make some improvements and do better in the future.
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