PRINCIPAL SORRY FOR PLAGIARIZING ASHTON KUTCHER SPEECH

PRINCIPAL SORRY FOR PLAGIARIZING ASHTON KUTCHER SPEECH

A West Virginia principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school’s graduating class says he didn’t mean to use someone else’s work. Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss has issued a statement saying he should have cited his sources in the May 23rd speech, but asserted the ideas were his own. “I did not get all my ideas from Ashton. Format yes, thoughts and ideas were from my heart,” he wrote, adding that he’s upset the speech has stolen the focus from graduating students. A graduate posted a video to Facebook that spliced DeMoss’ speech with Kutcher’s 2013 Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards speech and has since amassed more than 100,000 views. The speeches used similar wording and at times featured identical phrasing. In an email Friday, DeMoss said he’s putting the incident behind him. “Me and my family are the only ones being hurt here,” he said.

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