Why Ashton Kutcher was asked to reward the female vocalist of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards hosted Sunday night is beyond reasonable explanation. However, the Two and Half Men star managed to offend some of country’s biggest names after he showed up in over-the-top cowboy gear and attempted his own rendition of George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart.”
Whether his performance was meant to be in good fun or not, some stars didn’t take it so lightheartedly. Miranda Lambert, the artist to whom Kutcher presented the female vocalist award to, tweeted on Monday, ”Was Ashton Kutcher making fun of country or is it just me?”
Lambert wasn’t the only one with misgiving about Kutcher’s act. Country singer Justin Moore went so far as to call Kutcher a “douche” on his Twitter account. “I don’t care for people making a mockery of the way country artists dress,” he further explained.
Blake Shelton, Lambert’s hubby and male vocalist of the year, explained that ACMA’s is one of country’s most important nights.
“It’s not a goof off show for us,” Shelton told Access Hollywood. “It’s a show where we’re honoring country music that night and we’re honoring the best of the best of the past year and it’s important to us.”
“I’m really too busy to give a crap about what Ashton Kutcher does,” he continued.
Kutcher replied to Lambert and others by tweeting, “”I Am One Of The biggest country Music fans you’ve ever met. Wasn’t making fun at all.”
It’s safe to say that Kutcher won’t be pursuing a career in country music anytime soon. The actor just signed a deal to play Steve Jobs in an upcoming film.