Published April 05, 2012
Move over Demi! Another performer with the last name "Moore" isn't a big fan of Ashton Kutcher either.
Country singer Justin Moore shared his thoughts on Kutcher’s Academy of Country Music Awards appearance shortly after Sunday's show when he tweeted: “Seen Ashton kutcher at the acms tonight. What a douche! I don't care for people making a mockery of the way country artists' dress.”
Fox 411 Country spoke exclusively with Moore from his tour bus in North Carolina on Wednesday as he headed to the Stars and Guitars charity show to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“I found it distasteful as a country music artist and somebody who grew up the way that I did loving country music and trying to uphold the tradition of country music the way a lot of artists do," he said.
But, he adds, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
“That’s the great thing about this country. I put my opinion out there and some people agree with it, some people don’t, and that’s fine," he said
Miranda Lambert also tweeted about Kutcher's appearance.
“Was Ashton Kutcher making fun of country or is it just me? Watching it back now and I'm kinda wondering?” she wrote. Moore says he was glad to see he wasn’t alone. “I haven’t talked to Miranda about it, but I was happy to see I wasn’t the only one," he said. "I thought for a minute, maybe I’m out of line here… but it was good to know that I wasn’t the only one that kind of found it to be a little off color.”
As for Kutcher, the actor has defended himself tweeting "I Am One Of The biggest country Music fans you’ve ever met. Wasn’t making fun at all.”
So Moore is giving him a chance to prove it. “He may be a country music fan. If he is I’d love to have him out at a show," he said. "He’s more than welcome to come out, we can discuss it. If he’s as big a country music fan as he says he is, maybe he’ll do that.”
Moore also offers this piece of advice for Hollywood stars who want to take part in a country music ceremony – watch LL Cool J and learn.
“I think they should just dress like they always dress. I think LL Cool J was a prime example," he said. "He looked classy, what he said was classy, take the lead from him maybe.”
See more of our Q&A with Justin Moore and tell us if you think Ashton Kutcher should take him up on his offer to head to a show!
Q: Do you stand by your words on Twitter?
A: I do. Everybody who knows me knows that I kind of say it like it is. If it comes up it comes out, I get that from my Mom and my Grandma. Like I said he might be a great guy, he might be a huge country fan, but I thought this particular situation, I found it to be distasteful.
Q: How did your Twitter followers react?
A: I along with a lot of my followers and a lot of my buddies in the industry found it to be a little distasteful… there’s a few people who disagree with me and that’s fine too, I respect their opinion.
Q: Thoughts on Miranda Lambert's tweet?
A: I haven’t talked to Miranda about it, but I was happy to see I wasn’t the only one. I thought for a minute, maybe I’m out of line here but it was good to know that I wasn’t the only one that kind of found it to be a little off color and I’ve had people that I’m buddies with in the industry text me and things like that, that said they agree as well so like I said we’re entitled to have our own opinion. I’m sure his fans have their opinion and that’s great.
Q: (Kutcher) responded and said he is one of the biggest country music fans you’ve ever met and wasn’t making fun at all. Do you believe him or do you think another apology is in order?
A: I don’t expect him to apologize, he probably doesn’t have a clue who I am. Like I said he may be a country music fan, if he is I’d love to have him out at a show, he’s more than welcome to come out, we can discuss it. If he’s as big a country music fan as he says he is then maybe he’ll do that.
Q: Was it the outfit or was it the song?
A: I think it was a combination of the two. I thought the outfit to me was a little more ridiculous than anything else, that was just my first impression. I’ve never been to an event where I’ve dressed like two of my buddies… I don’t know that I’ve ever seen him dress like that. I read an article that said maybe he was just trying to fit in. In my opinion the best way to fit in anywhere is just to be yourself and I felt like he was not doing that. But again, just my opinion.
Q: If a Hollywood star wants to show up at the next country awards show, what should they wear?
A “I think they should just dress like they always dress. I think LL Cool J was a prime example. He looked classy, what he said was classy. Take the lead from him maybe.