EXCLUSIVE: Tom Kiesche vs Ashton Kutcher: "Real Men Don't" Concept Controversy
Shortly after Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore began their recent media blitz against child sex slavery, filmmaker Tom Kiesche began receiving emails and phone calls from friends who had seen their "Real Men Don't" PSA and thought he should check it out.
Tom has been creating humorous "Real Men Don't" videos since 2006, much to the delight of the YouTube crowd.
One friend wrote: "This is yours." Consensus among others is that the whole tone of their "Real Men Don't" campaign is suspiciously similar in tone, graphic, timing and humor.
The new campaign is kudos for Tom, proving that his "Real Men Don't" was a good idea. Tom said: "It's a blessing they're getting their message out."
Kiesche firmly believes that there is a simple solution to making this right without getting lawyers involved. He wants to keep things positive and thinks it could be a win-win for both sides.
Kutcher and his pals Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn, Jason Mraz and Jamie Foxx have all filmed "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" video shorts that will likely go viral on YouTube.
A spokesman for Demi and Ashton's newly created DNA Foundation told the Canyon News: "This allegation is absurd. There are 7.8 million results on Google for the phrase (Real Men Don't), used in all sorts of media."
So we're asking our readers to view the two videos for similarities and weigh in on the controversy. We've included one of Kiesche's videos, circa 2006, followed by a new Kutcher video: