Ashton Kutcher Gives Theory for Pia Toscano Shocking ‘Idol’ Elimination [AUDIO]

April 12, 2011 8:37 am

Ashton Kutcher phoned in Tuesday to chat on “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” about why he believes Pia Toscano got eliminated from “American Idol” last week, as well as informed us about he and wife Demi Moore’s campaign “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.”

Ashton told Ryan he’s Team Pia admitting, “I think she was probably the best pure singer on the show, and she’s got all the makings of what it means to be a star in my opinion, so i was just irked [when she was voted off]” lightheartedly adding, “and then Demi came home and I had to act like I didn’t know she got kicked off when I watched it with her again.”

As for why Ashton believes Pia got the boot? He admits, “I don’t think she sang the best song for her…and then what happened was because she’s so good I think the judges felt they could give her constructive criticism, and I think the audience took it for criticism instead of constructive criticism…so I think there was a little bit of a misread on the judges.” He continued, “but I hear she signed a good deal with Interscope, so good for her…I think she is going to have a lot more than a single.”

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Aside from his evaluation of Pia, Ashton also touched upon his most recent project, a campaign entitled “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” which he describes as, “a social media campaign to reduce the demand for child sex labor.” Explaining, “there are more slaves in the world today than ever before in history,” describing forced sex is a trade which is considered a “32 billion dollar business…with the average age of entry into the forced sex trade as 13 years-old.”

Ashton explains the campaign offers people the chance to “pledge themselves against it by putting themselves in a video…put themselves in the video and pledge to the idea and share the idea that real men don’t buy girls.”

To do so, head to or

Watch some of the funniest celebrity videos from Ashton’s “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” campaign below: