VIDEO: Ashton Kutcher Mocks Country Music – At the Academy of Country Music Awards

DOH!

I saw this story two days ago, and thought to myself 1.) what was Ashton Kutcher doing at the ACM’s and 2.) why is everyone talking about the fact that he was?

Sure he didn’t really belong there, but isn’t that usually the case at awards shows? Random celebs just popping up left and right in an attempt to garner press of some kind? At least, I’m assuming that’s what he was doing there. “Two and A Half Men” has become pretty unwatchable and after everything’s that happened with Demi Moore, the guy should be desperate to win some fans back..

SO WHY DID HE DO THIS?

Granted his voice isn’t half bad, but what’s with the get up? I’d write this off as harmless.. but now that I’ve seen the video, I agree that he went TOO far.

[From US Weekly]

Ashton Kutcher’s no king of country. The recently separated Two and a Half Men star, 34, was one of the unexpected infiltrators at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. To present the Female Vocalist of the Year award, the star wore a ten-gallon hat and over-the-top county western garb — and sang some excruciating bars of George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart” before handing over the trophy to Miranda Lambert.

Upon reflection, Labmert herself wasn’t amused by Kutcher’s schtick. The star, 28, tweeted late Monday: “Was Ashton Kutcher making fun of country or is it just me? Watching it back now and I’m kinda wondering?”

Fellow country singer Justin Moore was more direct — and visceral. In the audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, 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.”

Indeed, there was no love lost between Kutcher and most of the crowd during the show and at an afterparty, insiders reveal to Us.

“People were just like ‘why is he here?’ – he has nothing to do with country,” one attendee told Us “Nobody laughed at his dumb jokes, in fact he came off as rude. He didn’t mingle.”

A second source adds that Kutcher walked around the bash “with a massive posse” and “stayed in that dumb outfit for the after party.”

At the afterparty, Moore “was so heated over Ashton” and was “b*#&@*&! about him” with Lambert’s husband and show host Blake Shelton, the source says.

What do you think? Scripted bit that went too far? Or Ashton is just kind of a jerk?