Audiences loved Ashton Kuchter as one half of an interracial couple in “Guess Who” — the flick was the top-grossing movie over the weekend — but there’s something they didn’t like: the red string Kabbalah bracelet he wore throughout the shooting.
Test audiences “were really annoyed” by the sight of the emblem of the trendy religious movement favored by Kutcher and his sweetie Demi Moore, according to a source.
So the movie company had the offending bracelet removed through computer magic. “They spent something like $100,000 on digital imaging to remove it,” says the insider.
Spokeswomen for Kutcher and the movie studio didn’t respond to requests for comment.
The Material Girl surprised some fans — and offended others — by dressing as a nun when she attended Purim celebrations last week at the Kabbalah Centre in London. Her hubby Guy Ritchie attended dressed as the Pope.
The two, like Kutcher, are devotees of the mystical offshoot of Judaism.
“I know that [Madonna] likes to provoke reactions from people with her religious antics,” huffed one critic. “But she has supposedly gotten in touch with her spiritual side, and now this, and especially Guy’s outfit, are really in bad taste at a time like this.”
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