Ashton Kutcher’s Teen Choice Awards acceptance speech has raised a few eyebrows. The 35-year-old Two And A Half Men actor won the Ultimate Choice Award on Sunday night.
And he was there to accept with a strange rambling speech inspired by Steve Jobs, a role Kutcher recently played for the Jobs biopic.
As you’ll see from the video below, he opened like this:
“Let’s be brutally honest. This is the old guy award. It’s the grandpa award.”
OK, that’s always a gracious way to accept recognition from your fans.
Then Kutcher somehow gets onto the theme of how he’s a fake and a fraud because he goes by his middle name. All of us who go by our middle names are now officially offended.
“I feel like a fraud…My name is not even actually Ashton. Ashton is my middle name…”
You’re not a fraud, honey. Maybe just an idiot. But you’re the real deal idiot, and we all still love you.
And the Teen Choice Awards audience screamed in delight at the not-exactly late-breaking-news that Kutcher’s first name was Chris.
Then he preaches about some career advice that he said came from the days when he was still Chris. Yes, he wants to share what he had learned by the grand old age of 19.
I’m not sure I need career advice from Ashton Kutcher’s 19-year-old self, but it is the Teen Choice Awards. So maybe this stuff is news to some of you.
Ashton Kutcher’s advice from The Teen Choice Awards
- “I believe opportunity looks a lot like hard work.”
- “I never quit my job until I had my next job.”
- “The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart.”
- “Everything around us that we call life is made up of people no smarter than you.”
OK, he’s right. It was the grandpa award. And I’m tired of listening to grandpa preach.
If you have a higher tolerance for platitudes than I do, you can check out the Ashton Kutcher Teen Choice Awards speech in one of several YouTube videos posted by his fans. Here’s one:
The audience cheered. And some people actually posted a comment or two calling this mess inspiration. So it’s over to you.
What do you think of Ashton Kutcher’s Teen Choice Awards rambling speech? Was he indeed channeling Steve Jobs?