A woman stormed the stage to protest Ashton Kutcher’s panel at the Airbnb Open 2016.

According to PEOPLE, a woman named Ariel Gold ran up onstage to protest Airbnb in Palestine. Gold is reportedly a member of CODEPINK, a woman-led organization that supports human rights and peace.

Gold held a sign that read, “Airbnb Out of Settlements” along with CODEPINK’s Twitter handle when she approached Kutcher onstage.

Kutcher didn’t ignore her when she approached him; instead, he and Airbnb founder Brian Chesky addressed her protest.

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“[A world] doesn’t discriminate against one another,” Kutcher said in a video posted on Twitter. “We can get to know each other intimately and understand our collective narrative is a narrative for everyone, and that we all can belong in a world together without borders.”

He talked openly about one day achieving that goal.

“I can appreciate that this doesn’t happen easily. I can appreciate that where there is change, there will be a fringe case that feels objectified, but this company is about bringing people together, and about loving one another,” he said, going on to defend his friend’s company.

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“And I know this man. I know his heart, I know his initiative, and I know that when a problem gets brought to his desk, that says that there is a discrimination or this is a displacement, that he cares. And that the first thing that he does is try to look at the system holistically and change it to make it better.”

The crowd reportedly cheered in support of the actor’s words as he wrapped it up.

“You’re welcome to a world where we all belong,” Kutcher said. “And if you want to sit down and have a conversation about it, I’m happy to have that conversation with you.”

Ashton Kutcher was completely caught off guard when a protester stormed the stage during his presentation Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP
Nicole is a content editor with Rare. 
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