Last week, everybody went a little bit crazy over Brad Pitt’s mom Jane. Jane Pitt had written a letter to the editor (for a Missouri newspaper) in which she extolled the virtues of Mitt Romney and bashed “Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.” Considering Brad is a well-known and vocal liberal Democrat, some of us were surprised that his mom was SO conservative, even using the “dog-whistle” wording that many die-hard Republican operatives use. Brad did not issue any kind of statement about his mom’s letter, and Brad’s brother Doug was on the Today show this week, and Doug basically said, “Eh, families can disagree about politics without it being a thing, you know?”
So, obviously, Angelina Jolie is the devil. I mean, that’s where this whole story is going! It was always going to end up there – no matter who does what or who says whatever, it’s always going to end up with “… and Angelina is the devil.” Star Magazine claims that Angelina is going to “confront” Jane about her political views, because, obviously.
Angelina isn’t happy with Brad’s mom Jane — and it’s starting to hurt their relationship!
Angelina Jolie has never been BFFs with Brad Pitt‘s mom Jane, who reportedly still stays in touch with Brad’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, but their relationship just took its coldest turn yet! Angelina is said to be “steaming mad” that Jane wrote a letter to The Springfield News-Ledger opposing gay marriage, and she wants her fiancé to step in.
“She has told Brad he must educate his mother,” a source tells Star magazine, “but Brad is too much of a mama’s boy.”
But wait, it gets worse.
“If Brad won’t do it, Angelina will have to take matters into her own hands and talk to Jane about how, as the mother of such a prominent celebrity, she shouldn’t be writing letters that clash with her son’s political opinions.”
The source adds that an Angelina-Jane confrontation would be devastating — and could potentially end the couple’s engagement:
“It’ll eventually end up in a huge blowout, with Brad stuck in the middle.”
I really don’t get it. Angelina rarely discusses her personal politics (I really think she’s a neo-con), so why is everyone behaving like she’s some strident, in-your-face liberal? As for the whole idea that Brad’s mom should STFU because her son is a celebrity and a Democrat? That’s just dumb. This was never about “Jane Pitt is not entitled to her political opinions and she shouldn’t speak.” She can hold whatever arch-conservative opinion she wants, and she can shout them from whatever rooftop she wants. Everyone else has a right to react to her opinions, though, which is something to keep in mind in these discussions. Freedom of speech works both ways – Jane Pitt thinks President Obama is an anti-prayer, “baby-killing” lover of all things homosexual. I think Jane Pitt is an ignorant wingnut. See? Freedom of speech. I’m sure Brad doesn’t have the same opinions, and Angelina probably doesn’t either, and maybe they’ll say something, maybe they won’t. My guess is that none of Jane’s political thoughts came as any kind of SHOCK to their systems. Jane and Angelina seem genuinely close – and my guess is that when Angelina is with the Pitt family, they’re just talking about babies and grandchildren and work, not politics.
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