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Billy Baldwin, Other 'That '70s Show' Cast Members, Wrote Letters for Danny Masterson Too
2024/04/12

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Danny Masterson, an actor known for his roles in television series such as "That '70s Show," has recently been convicted of rape. Despite his heinous crimes, some of his Hollywood colleagues, including Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Billy Baldwin, Giovanni Ribisi, Debra Jo Rupp, and Kurtwood Smith, wrote character statements in support of him during his sentencing. Kutcher and Kunis, in particular, faced heavy backlash for their initial support but later issued a video apology. The letters, obtained by journalist Tony Ortega, praised Masterson's virtues and loyalty, completely disregarding the severity of his actions.

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It is bewildering to see these celebrities vouch for a man convicted of such heinous crimes. While some, like Baldwin and Ribisi, might have personal connections to Masterson, their support is misguided and insensitive to his victims. The letters mention Masterson's anti-drug stance multiple times, trying to paint a positive image of him. However, it is crucial to remember that a person capable of committing such atrocities cannot be defined solely by their positive traits.

Furthermore, the emphasis on Masterson being a loving father to his daughter is inappropriate and irrelevant to the gravity of his crimes.

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It is essential to prioritize empathy and support for the victims, rather than shielding an offender from the consequences of their actions. The Hollywood community's response to Masterson's sentencing raises questions about accountability and loyalty, highlighting the complexities of human behavior. In situations as grave as this, it is crucial to stand with the victims and condemn the actions of the perpetrator, regardless of personal relationships.

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