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Abby Smith, a graduate of Parkerburg High School, has shared video in which editor-in-chief Kenneth DeMoss recites his speech for the 2019 class

A director from West Virginia has been accused of plagiarizing most of his acceptance speech from the 2013 Teen Choice Award Speech by Ashton Kutcher.

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Abby Smith, a graduate of Parkerburg High School, has shared video in which editor-in-chief Kenneth DeMoss recited his speech for the 2019 class.

But in the clip, Smith split the images with the 41-year-old actor's own words when he received the 2013 Teen Choice Ultimate Choice Award from Nickelodeon – the equivalent of a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Abby Smith, a graduate of Parkerburg High School, has shared video in which editor-in-chief Kenneth DeMoss recites his speech for the 2019 class

Abby Smith, a graduate of Parkerburg High School, has shared video in which editor-in-chief Kenneth DeMoss recites his speech for the 2019 class

Smith split the footage with Ashton Kutcher's & # 39; s words when he received the 2013 Teen Choice Ultimate Choice Award from Nickelodeon

Smith split the footage with Ashton Kutcher's & # 39; s words when he received the 2013 Teen Choice Ultimate Choice Award from Nickelodeon

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Smith split the footage with Ashton Kutcher's & # 39; s words when he received the 2013 Teen Choice Ultimate Choice Award from Nickelodeon

& # 39; They are really three things I want to share. And those who really know me know that I am very blunt, to the point, so I'm going to take the tea right now, & DeMoss claims during the speech. & # 39; The first is about opportunities, the second point is intriguing, and the third is about life. & # 39;

Smith's post has more than 1,200 shares and has been viewed just under 100,000 times since it published the video on Tuesday

Smith's post has more than 1,200 shares and has been viewed just under 100,000 times since it published the video on Tuesday

Smith's post has more than 1,200 shares and has been viewed just under 100,000 times since it published the video on Tuesday

Kutcher mentions his time on That 70s Show during his speech before he adds: & # 39; They are really three things. The first thing is about opportunities, the second thing is about being sexy, and the third thing is about life. & # 39;

The client goes further: & # 39; So first the opportunity. I believe that this possibility is very similar to hard work. When I was a child growing up, I wasn't paid to do chores. I had to do them. I had to control the vacuum cleaner, make the house dust-free, clean my room, mow the grass.

& # 39; When I was 15 years old, I had to get my first paid job as an assistant waiter so that I could pay my own insurance to help drive the family car.

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& # 39; I didn't have my own car and didn't get one; the family had to share it. Then I got a job as a waiter, then I got a job with shoes in the mall, then I got a job as a worker for a construction company that wore shingles up and down a ladder to a roof and cleared up workplaces. Sometimes I did even more jobs at the same time. At one point I juggled four part-time jobs while studying.

Although the client chose the word & # 39; intriguing & # 39; instead of & # 39; sexy & # 39; to use, he immediately quoted Jobs's star when he told the audience: be smart, be considerate, be generous.

Although the client chose the word & # 39; intriguing & # 39; instead of & # 39; sexy & # 39; to use, he immediately quoted Jobs's star when he told the audience: be smart, be considerate, be generous.

Although the client chose the word & # 39; intriguing & # 39; instead of & # 39; sexy & # 39; to use, he immediately quoted Jobs's star when he told the audience: be smart, be considerate, be generous.

DeMoss actually quotes Steve Jobs in his speech - something that Kutcher does as well as he had just finished the film at that time.

DeMoss actually quotes Steve Jobs in his speech - something that Kutcher does as well as he had just finished the film at that time.

DeMoss actually quotes Steve Jobs in his speech – something that Kutcher does as well as he had just finished the film at that time.

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& # 39; And the best thing about it is that I never had a job in my life that I was better than being too good for it. I was always lucky enough to just have a job and every job I had was a springboard to my next job. I never quit my job until I had my next job. And this is how opportunities for me looked like hard work. & # 39;

In his own speech, Kutcher stated: & # 39; So first chance. I believe that this possibility is very similar to hard work. When I was 13, I had my first job with my father who wore shingles on the roof. And then I got a job in a restaurant, and then I got a job at a supermarket deli and then I got a job in a factory that fished Cheerio dust off the ground.

& # 39; I have never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always lucky to have a job and every job I had was just a stepping stone to my next job and I never quit my job until I had my next job. And so, opportunities look a lot like work. & # 39;

Although the client chose to use the word & # 39; intriguing & # 39; instead of using & # 39; sexy & # 39 ;, he immediately copied Jobs's star when he told the audience: be smart, be considerate, be generous.

DeMoss actually quotes Steve Jobs in his speech – something that Kutcher does as well as he had just finished the film at that time.

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Smith's post has more than 1,200 shares and has been viewed just under 100,000 times since it published the video on Tuesday.

She – along with various other Facebook users – would share updates from the principal and various facts that further suggested that DeMoss took parts of Kuthcher's speech.

& # 39; He has now sent me a message on FB claiming that what he did was NOT plagiarism and that he had done nothing wrong & # 39 ;, said Smith Tuesday after her post began to gain popularity.

Smith - along with various other Facebook users - would share updates from the principal and various facts that further suggested that DeMoss used parts of Kuthcher's speech.

Smith - along with various other Facebook users - would share updates from the principal and various facts that further suggested that DeMoss used parts of Kuthcher's speech.

Smith – along with various other Facebook users – would share updates from the principal and various facts that further suggested that DeMoss used parts of Kuthcher's speech.

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She would add another update on Wednesday that said: & # 39; He has now let someone pass on the message (because he blocked me on ALL social media) that I am infringing the copyright of the company (Sweetsong) that was taking a graduation video .

& # 39; HOWEVER, I used the CAS Cable Livestream of graduation AND I do not claim that the video was my own creation (unlike some people). It sounds like someone really wants this to go away. & # 39;

Other users pointed to Twitter from DeMoss page as it was discovered that in March the director actually shared the video of Kutcher's speech with others.

& # 39; This is good advice Ashton … & # 39 ;, said the director in the March 21 tweet.

Other users pointed to DeMoss's Twitter page when it was discovered that the principal actually shared the video of Kutcher's speech in March

Other users pointed to DeMoss's Twitter page when it was discovered that the principal actually shared the video of Kutcher's speech in March

Other users pointed to DeMoss's Twitter page when it was discovered that the principal actually shared the video of Kutcher's speech in March

DeMoss would eventually go to his Facebook to apologize for the Class of 2019 because he had stolen the focus of the moment and someone else who clearly & insulted & # 39; was by his comments.

He added: It was never my intention to take the credit for what I said or to give credit specifically because of my preface.

DeMoss would eventually go to his Facebook to apologize for the Class of 2019 because he had stolen the focus of the moment and someone else who clearly & insulted & # 39; was by his comments

DeMoss would eventually go to his Facebook to apologize for the Class of 2019 because he had stolen the focus of the moment and someone else who clearly & insulted & # 39; was by his comments

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DeMoss would eventually go to his Facebook to apologize for the Class of 2019 because he had stolen the focus of the moment and someone else who clearly & insulted & # 39; was by his comments

& # 39; When I started my speech, I said: & # 39; Many of you don't know much about me except a director, a teacher or a coach. In these three professions I have had the opportunity to hear and share many great ideas and thoughts that have helped me to be who I am and I want to share that with you. "When I made that statement, it was my preface that these ideas and thoughts that I am going to share, I have heard from others, and along with my personal beliefs, have shaped me into who I am as a man, a father and a leader.

& # 39; In retrospect, I wish I had quoted more. Yes, I have seen Ashton Kutcher's online speech. In my experience, however, as I have said, I have heard and seen many similar speeches in coaching and leadership clinics and in professional development that many of you do not have. & # 39;

DeMoss went on to explain that he had taken over Kutcher's speech, but also from comments from Ann Landers. He also mentions that he even quoted Steve Jobs, but does not emphasize that Kutcher had done the same in his speech.

& # 39; Saying something for which I do not receive money, or academic credit, or a written grade, has led me not to be as specific as I should have been, instead of giving a declaration with blankets in advance, & # 39; he said.

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