Ashton Kutcher has said using words such as ‘fag’ is as bad as calling people ‘niggers’.

The actor, who used Twitter to get his point across, was responding to another user who called him ‘gay’ for hurting his hand on a punchbag.

He wrote: “can we just get clear, calling some one ‘gay’ or ‘fag’ is as derogatory as calling someone a ‘nigger’. U look like an idiot when you do it.”

Kutcher is one of the few celebrities whose Twitter account (aplusk) has been verified as his. His wife, Demi Moore, posts as ‘mrskutcher’.

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