When a photo turned up in the British tabloids this week of Michael Phelps smoking marijuana, the Olympian released a statement apologizing to his fans and the public for the “inappropriate” photo – and now Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher has defended the Olympic gold medalist over the incident.
“God forbid he hit a bong,” Kutcher said in a twitter post.
“Go ask your 20-year-old kid what they did last weekend.”
The MTV’s ‘Punk’d’ host continued, “Whoever put the pic out is an a**!”
Phelps, 23, has apologized for the photo, saying he “engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment”.
While Kutcher himself claimed that he has not smoked pot “in quite some time”, he said he’s “not immune to a lapse in good judgment from time to time.”