A somber-looking Ashton Kutcher posted a video today on his Chime.in page, indirectly referencing the rampant rumors on the status of he and wife Demi Moore's marriage.
"I just wanted to open up a little dialogue on the state of honesty and the state of truth. The status of truth as it pertains to literature and media," he says.
He goes on to discuss an essay by Yehuda Ashlag, a rabbi and kabbalist, at length.
"He was writing about the bastardizing of religion, spirituality as it pertained or related to the cost of printing literature ... He was talking about the earlier days of printing literature and the cost threshold was extraordinarily high and it was extremely difficult to get a printer to actually print something for you and it took a very long time to have something go from being written, to printed to published," he explains.
"I started thinking about that in relation to media and social media today where the threshold to actually have literature printed and distributed -- the cost threshold is zero dollars. Thereby there is no gatekeeper for the truth. Thereby people can bastardize the truth in any way shape or form they want and spread that around the world. There's that old saying that a lie can travel half way around the world before the truth can leave someone's lips."
No doubt Kutcher was indirectly addressing all of the recent tabloid stories claiming his marriage with Moore is in serious trouble, and the explosive Us Weekly story featuring a 22-year-old woman named Sara Leal who claims Kutcher cheated on Moore with her on his six-year wedding anniversary.
Though he never references the tabloid stories, he closes the video with a plea for more "honesty" in the media.
"We really have to take it upon ourselves to instill a level of honesty in the works and media we create and share with one another," he says.
Click here to see the video that's already getting plenty of buzz.