On Wednesday morning, Ashton Kutcher testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on how to put an end to modern slavery, where he gave an emotional speech on child trafficking.
Kutcher is the co-founder of Thorn, an organization that drives tech innovation to help fight the sexual exploitation of children around the world.
The actor and activist choked up several times while describing some of the horrors he has witnessed in his work.
Ashton Kutcher was moved to tears during his Senate testimony on child trafficking. pic.twitter.com/1VKarqKxtd— AJ+ (@ajplus) February 16, 2017
the testimony ashton kutcher is giving right now on modern slavery / sex trafficking is … i mean, i have tears in my eyes.— kelly cohen (@politiCOHEN_) February 15, 2017
Ashton Kutcher at this Senate hearing is... fantastic. He's coming off as an expert and an advocate, not an actor. Unusual in these things.— Ellen L. Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) February 15, 2017
“This is the time the internet trolls tell me to stick to my day job. Let me tell you about my day job." -Ashton Kutcher— Alex Gangitano (@AlexGangitano) February 15, 2017
It's not just my job, it's my duty to the global community. Everyone has the right to pursue happiness. https://t.co/kMJK1SyN6R— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) February 16, 2017