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Ashton Kutcher might be a comedian by trade, but his recent stint as a presenter at the American Country Music Awards in Las Vegas didn't have many country stars laughing.
The Two and a Half Men star presented Miranda Lambert the award for female vocalist of the year, but not before he belted out some lines from George Strait's "I Cross My Heart" in a truly cringe-worthy singing voice. It didn't help that the 34-year-old actor showed up wearing a black 10-gallon hat and some very over-the-top country garb. Lambert wasn't amused.
"Was Ashton Kutcher making fun of country or is it just me?" Lambert, 28, tweeted after the show. "Watching it back now and I'm kinda wondering?"
Some other attendees were a bit more pointed with their criticism.
"Seen Ashton kutcher at the acms tonight. What a douche!" country singer Justin Moore, who was in attendance at the ACMs, tweeted during the show. "I don't care for people making a mockery of the way country artists' dress."
According to sources close to Us Weekly, ACM attendees were less than pleased about Kutcher's actions.
"People were just like 'why is he here?' -- he has nothing to do with country," one attendee told the magazine. "Nobody laughed at his dumb jokes, in fact he came off as rude. He didn't mingle."
Another added that Kutcher walked around the awards show "with a massive posse" and "stayed in that dumb outfit for the afterparty."
The source said that Justin Moore was "so heated over Ashton" at the ACMs afterparty and was "bitching about him" with Lambert's hubby -- and the show's host -- Blake Shelton.
Kutcher, however, is a bit surprised by the backlash, and took to his Twitter account Tuesday to set the record straight.
"I Am One Of The biggest country Music fans you've ever met," he wrote to Lambert. "Wasn't making fun at all."