Ashton Kutcher is again making waves — this time for comments he made expounding on the Teen Choice Awards speech he made earlier this year — saying there is a frightening entitlement mentality beginning to surface among America’s youth.
“The system has changed now and the means to success. When you have people that are famous for the sake of being famous or famous for the sake of being second-generation wealthy families, I think it shifts a dynamic in society. And I also think that there is an entitlement that is starting to emerge that I think is unhealthy for people and unhealthy for our country,” Kutcher said Wednesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, adding hard work and benevolence are the key to success.
“And, it’s funny, like I talk to some of my friends and they don’t want to get a job at Starbucks or they don’t want to get a job at wherever because they think it’s below them, and I think that the only thing that can be below you is to not have a job. Like, go work until you can get the job that you want to have,” he said.
“I’m really lucky; I get to work work with a lot of entrepreneurs that are building some of the coolest new stuff in the world and, you know, these guys work really — guys and girls — they work really really hard and they put in the hours and they’re generous and care about other people and it’s what has led to their success.”
Click below to watch Kutcher’s August Teen Choice Awards speech: