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Fans call out Mila Kunis for defending Danny Masterson after playing survivor of gang rape in Luckiest Girl Alive
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Fans call out Mila Kunis for defending Danny Masterson after playing survivor of gang rape in Luckiest Girl Alive

The actress received a lot of criticism for supporting her former co-star

Mila Kunis has been criticised for defending Danny Masterson during his rape trial - after she played a rape victim in a movie.

Kunis and Masterson appeared together in the sitcom That '70s Show, which ran from 1998 to 2006.

Earlier this week, Masterson was sentenced to 30 years in jail for raping two women.

Prior to his sentencing, Kunis and her husband Ashton Kutcher wrote letters to the judge speaking positively of their friend.

In her letter, the Black Swan star wrote: "Throughout our time together, Danny has proven to be an amazing friend, confidant, and, above all, an outstanding older brother figure to me.

"His caring nature and ability to offer guidance have been instrumental in my growth both personally and professionally."

Mila Kunis has been slammed for her support of Danny Masterson.
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After the letter was made public, Kutcher and Kunis apologized together in an Instagram video.

"The letters were not written to question the legitimacy of the judicial system or the validity of the jury's ruling," Kunis said.

However, people aren't satisfied with the couple's apology and some have called for them to be 'cancelled'.

Some fans are particularly outraged at Kunis because she played the role of a gang rape victim.

The part came in Luckiest Girl Alive, which saw the 40-year-old starring as Tiffani Fanelli.

In the 2022 film, she deals with the trauma of being raped at party whilst she was a teenager.

The fact that Kunis provided a character statement for Masterson has struck some fans as hypocritical.

Mila Kunis played the role of a gang rape victim in Luckiest Girl Alive.

They took to Reddit to blast her, with one writing: "Mila Kunis just did a movie about being the survivor of gang rape and here she is defending a serial rapist. Incredible."

Another fumed: "Mila looks really f**king bad (as do the rest of them) for writing on behalf of a rapist. She literally just started in a film about how the system, people, leaders etc ignore sexual assault and how it ruins the victims life. Like??? The absolute audacity. Wild."

Elsewhere, another person said: "I still cannot believe that people who have dedicated time and their money fighting human trafficking would flat out defend the serial rapist who is a member of a cult. Mind boggling."

Whilst some Reddit users branded Kunis' statements as 'deplorable', others called for the couple to face 'fallout'.

Their support of Masterson is particularly troubling for fans, as the two have previously been involved with several philanthropic causes.

Kutcher also established Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an international human rights organization, which aims to combat the sexual exploitation of children and the proliferation of child pornography.

UNILAD has reached out to Kunis' reps for comment.

Topics: Celebrity, Crime