John Mayer mocks Brad Pitt in homemade video

John Mayer has me at a loss for words, and not in a good way. Never in a good way, actually, in the history of me knowing who he is. Mayer filmed himself giving a motivational “pep talk” to himself. What was the pep talk? Something about shaving his dirt lip, perchance, or maybe an attempt to stop himself from pontificating on the darkness of his wang? Oh, no, of course not. Mayer filmed himself mocking Brad Pitt who, as everyone knows, is the ex-husband of Mayer’s current girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston.

The video included several veiled and not-so-veiled references to Pitt and the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The whole thing kind of makes me sick. Who does this? What boyfriend does this to his girlfriend’s ex? In public? It’s just gross. And bad public relations to boot.

John Mayer has taken an underhand dig at Jennifer Aniston’s ex-husband Brad Pitt in his best attempts to be humorous.

The singer – whose relationship with Jen seems to be on shaky ground after reports of a New Year blowout in Mexico – has recorded a ‘motivational pep talk’ video by himself – to himself.

In the video, which appears on TMZ, John reflects on his best personal traits and mocks Brad’s Oscar nominated film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

John says, “Hi John it’s John and this is power tape number 9: Potentialising your dreams.”

“Your a man of strength, charisma, girth, honour, girth…and influence.”

“You know like that guy in the movie the Curious Case of Benjamin Brat, Benjamin Brat, the older you get, the younger you get and right before you die a little tiny man baby you’re gonna discover the ability to time travel into volcanoes.”

“I never saw the film, I’m just guestimating that that’s how it ends.”

[From Entertainmentwise]

Congratulations, Jennifer Aniston. You just won a “relationship” with the biggest douche on the planet. I just can’t stop wondering why he did it, and whether or not Jennifer put him up to it. If she did, she’s not as image-conscious as I suspected, because this is horrible.

Here’s John at the “Marley and Me” premiere on November 12th. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Wonder Woman says:

    YUP, john and jen ARE PERFECT for one another. PERFECT. Both over emotional, talentless, and ugly in n’ out

  2. Susan says:

    AWKWARD! And, embarrasing. Wow. This makes JA look stupid. And, desperate.

    I used to defend her but not anymore.

  3. Kaiser says:

    That was my exact thought, Anni! My original headline was “John Mayer = Douche”

  4. doodahs says:

    Hmm, the person from Entertainmentwise might have wanted to look up the ending of the movie that got nominated for 13 Oscars… just sayin’…

    I think John Mayer might have hired Tom Cruise’s publicist?

  5. geronimo says:

    Ah come on, why so serious? He’s a nothing nobody. All he’s doing is making an arse out of himself. Let him. Who cares?

  6. Bodhi says:

    Well, he certainly has earned his crown as King of the Douchebags

  7. Mairead says:

    Ok, what is it about Brad Pitt that even many of us BADettes aren’t getting? First the Cod-Sting that’s married to Gwenyth Paltrow revealed that he is seriously insecure about him and now this half-witted toe-rag.

    He’s conventionally good looking and is probably an likable enough chap – but what the hell else is there to him that gets the current bfs so wound up? I am honestly mystified.

    Now if the ex was Ewan McGregor, or the like… THAT I could understand!

  8. Randi says:

    How in the world can anyone want to date this piece of crap? He is a tiny child in a man’s body, extremely insecure. What a loser he has shown himself to be.

  9. geronimo says:

    Mairead – beats me. But you have to remember that both Chris Martin and this Mayer joke are incredibly insecure and needy, so it may be more to do with them that it is to do with Pitt. Seriously, I often wonder what AJ sees in Pitt. (sorry, apologies, just sayin’ don’t shout at me, Im sure he’s very nice etc etc.)

  10. Ling says:

    I found it kinda funny. I’m sure Aniston had no hand in it. His impression rang quite true. If Pitt did the same for Mayer, would you still be outraged?

    Actually, I hope Pitt retaliates thusly.

    Pitt is the most over-exposed man in the world. He is ripe for this variety of teasing. Let it go.

  11. Mairead says:

    Geronimo – that’s exactly what I said when they first started going out (again I’m sure he’s nice.. etc). I honestly never thought it would last 6 months back then. Perhaps our Ange has hidden shallows? LOL

  12. Rosanna says:

    I bet somebody has been crying about BP’s comments on how AJ changed his life and JM “retaliates”. It’s about time the hidden fight gets uncovered. All of this AFTER four years. Did I say maturity? She should be so over it. And I don’t get what AJ sees in BP but as long as she’s happy I’m happy for her.

  13. Jenna says:

    Ah… he’s trying to stay relevent? He must have something coming out, yes? Because we all know that when someone speaks out on another that obviously means a movie or a song is coming out.

    -eye roll-

    He’s a douche. I’m not a fan of Aniston but I feel bad for her. Poor girl, really.

  14. Beth says:

    OMG Who cares??? Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer are not ugly. They’re just two people trying to be people, with flawed personal lives just like all of you. What stupid things have YOU all done? I’ve seen such horrid comments on here, like about some other article someone said they wished both of them would get hit by trucks. You people would never say these things to someone’s face, but you get on here and make YOURSELVES look like the DOUCHES by saying horrid shit about people. Get a life!

  15. Susan says:

    Don’t feel sorry for Aniston – she’s living the good life. Maybe she’s just using him for – you know – and has no intention on marriage. It’s you guys who want her to settle down so badly – she not so much.

  16. Kaiser says:

    Mairead, Geronimo – I always thought Brad was vague, but he’s gotten better the longer he’s been with Angie.

    Perchance Brad’s really good in bed? And that’s why all of his ex’s can’t get over him- because of his prowess in bed? It would explain a lot, but *some people’s* heads would explode.

  17. jeannified says:

    What a weirdo! Man, he IS a mess, and if Jennifer Aniston is still with him, she’s got issues! Maybe they really DID break up and he’s just doing this to mess with her AND Brad!

  18. vdantev says:

    Yeah, he’s definitely the better man in the equation. Quite a catch there, JA. *sarcasm mode off*

  19. JT says:

    I think it was quite funny actually. He has a quirky sense of humor. He is actually very intelligent, book wise anyway.

  20. cee says:

    Always knew John Mayer was an idiot and this just proves it. When will Jen ever learn? Or maybe they are two of a kind.

  21. Zoe says:

    I don’t know. This was def. not that funny. But it was *kinda* funny. Why’d he do this??

    Also, where’s the BP dig? Referencing the movie was a dig?

    I actually thought some architectural (New Orleans)reference a few weeks ago was a dig at Brad

    But I think I’m missing something here…

  22. meow mix says:

    He looks like a mouth breather.

  23. Stacy says:

    The video is just not funny nor all that insulting — just blah. At least he’s got a good decorator.

  24. Vixen says:

    Hahaha!!! I thought it was funny! Its their mess anyway, lets just leave them to it and laugh or roll our eyes at them!!!

  25. Cinderella says:

    Mayer has some wit to him, he just doesn’t know how and when to use it.

    This looks like someone on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

    I’m thinking JA is going to be done with him soon.

  26. Nikki says:

    He’s making fun of Brad’s supposed lack of size in the manly parts, referring to his supposed “girth” and saying “tiny” several times. I think it’s kind of humorous in a douchey way.

  27. NotBlonde says:

    I think people are seriously stretching here to find anything remotely close to insulting Brad Pitt. I didn’t see anything about it that referenced Brad except for the Benjamin Bratt thing, which was funny.

    Did any of you watch the whole thing? Can it also be said that he was insulting Michael J. Fox and people with Parkinson’s because he referenced Teen Wolf? Was he taking a dig at people who had Obama stickers on the backs of their cars? People who get their urethrae narrowed?

    I don’t think any of you actually watched the video…if you had you’d realize that you are sensationalizing absolutely nothing. He mentioned The Curious Case of Benjamin Button once among a number of other things. Stop trying to find a feud where there isn’t one.

  28. Susan says:

    Notice the tie – it is obvious that he is making fun of the tie from the shot and how David Letterman put it on. To funny. Seriously you guys just don’t get his humor. Thing is Jen does. Brad was way to serious for Jen. She loves humor, being spontaneous, etc. Brad is more “I’m the father” kind of man and “this is my woman”. Jen is more carefree and independent. Brad likes his woman to follow him around. Jen would not do that. She has her own thing going on. Brad is happy and Jen is happy so why worry about funny stuff like this. You guys really need to be more laid back. ANd Kaiser as for the other thing. Not so remember the reports that Jen just compared John and Brad in bed and well Brad lost.

  29. so what says:

    I think he made a mistake with the name of the movie..and all he said was that he had not seen the is that a putdown of Brad????

  30. LondonParis says:

    I’ve been holding out on John Mayer, hoping that he would pull out of this douche-cloud. But he’s crossed the line with this, and for what? It wasn’t that funny, and any humor that was there was lost in his totally scripted delivery.

    DOUCHE. stick to playing guitar, you’re actually quite good at that.

  31. Flour says:

    Yeah, i didn’t really get the put down either. and where the hell did this come from? how amazingly random. tho i must admit, i can’t think of a better word than douche to describe him. maybe asshat. hmmm.

  32. NotBlonde says:

    LondonParis and everyone else, how has John Mayer “crossed the line” with this? You people are making a mountain out of a molehill.

  33. LondonParis says:

    susan- angelina jolie has given birth to three of his children, and jennifer aniston… well, perhaps she was the one lacking in bed.
    if you’re going to have an aneurysm every time brad and angelina are in the press, (whether it’s for the w shoot, an interview where they answer the questions asked about their children, or whatever) you can’t possibly expect anyone to watch this and think it’s appropriate. sorry.

  34. LondonParis says:

    NotBlonde: he crossed the line with this because he has no reason to talk shit about anyone. ANYONNNNE. he’s become a media-obsessed paparazzi brat. (and please understand that it pains me greatly to say this because i used to be a big fan of john mayer and i still really enjoy his music.) ever since the way he talked about jennifer aniston to the paparazzi during their “break” or whatever that was, he’s been poked at from all sides about his press relations. and because of that, even if he WASN’T making overt swipes at brad (which he IS, sorry.), he knew the media and everyone else who saw this video would interpret it that way first.
    and that DOES cross the line, because it makes him look stupid, it makes jennifer look stupid, and it creates froth in the drama that they both claim is nonsense. i mean, jennifer probably had NOTHING to do with this! not only is it dumb, it’s not funny, and it’s dragging her name through the dirt with his- when people talk about this, they will talk about her.

  35. NotBlonde says:

    OK but you still fail to tell me exactly what in the video crosses the line. Could you watch it and then give specific examples of what could be used to insult Brad Pitt because I’m at a loss as to how he’s insulting Brad Pitt.

    He isn’t talking shit about anyone in that video from what I can tell. He’s being weird which is basically who he is. He’s wearing a tiny tie…does that mean he’s making fun of Jennifer Aniston or David Letterman? I mean shit, you can misconstrue a lot of things, but I’m not seeing the insult here.

  36. “Who does this? What boyfriend does this to his girlfriend’s ex? In public? It’s just gross.”

    Ha! “Gross” has been finding it’s way into my vocab, as well.
    $2.49 per lb for apples? Gross!
    Someone took my parking space? That’s gross!
    John Mayer is a narassist and vying for attention on youtube like a desperate teenager? That’s so gross, it’s yucky!

  37. saffron says:

    I like him!

    He’s funny and smart. I’m not sure why people bag on him for being a “pseudo intellectual”. He’s a musician, not a theorist or academic, true. But he obviously has a few brain cells and, yet, because he’s a celeb, people just rag on him.

    He’s cute, smart and seems like a sweetie. I’m glad Jennifer picked him.

  38. Judy says:

    Beth, I may have done some stupid things in my life, but not for the whole world to see. Who is JM anyway?? He isnt even a B artist he is a f artist.Who is he to make fun of anyone but himself?? A f singer and a B actress who cannot get over the fact she was dumped for not giving her husband a family lol She got what she asked for and I have afeeling so will JM..the asshat award of the year or the Darwin award.

  39. Bodhi says:

    Seems like a sweetie? *shudder* He seems like a smarmy jackass to me

  40. starfish says:

    Stop feeling sorry for Jen FFS.. she does not need any more bloody pity!! Some of u are so condescending about her it’s incredible! What the heck did she do to u guys..

    So funny how much credibility you give to Pitt and his skank.. but u cannot give Jen the time of day for holding her head up high and trying to live her life away from this sick triangle.. morons!

  41. elainebenes says:

    Is this his way of ending it with Jen?

  42. Ned says:

    JM is a talented guy. I am not a huge fan of his, but he is a musician, and actually got brains.

    Brad is kinda dumb, and sometimes says such silly things that are so pretentious, that I can understand why would JM find it funny to make fun of BP.

    Brad’s an easy target and he doesn’t even knows it.

  43. Mairead says:

    I’ve gotten around to watching the video and I kind of have to take back what I said earlier – I don’t think he was actually taking the piss out of Brad Pitt at all. I think he was referencing the film, as well, the film and the accidental-on-purpose calling Brad Pitt Benjamin Bratt (two Ts dear *wink*) was just silliness.

    I got it, I didn’t find it hilarious (and remember I will laugh at pretty much anything except Jackass), but I got it and it was amusing enough.

    Susan – Brad likes his woman to follow him around. Jen would not do that. Umm but she did. For seven years. And if her fans are to be believed, she’d still be doing it if he wasn’t kidnapped, bundled into a car and brainwashed by Angelina’s holy halo of doom. Lads, consistency please! (psssst Susan, what about the tie, I don’t follow you. I’m afraid)

    Saffron, you do have a point.

  44. hmm says:

    I thought the video was silly and unfunny and that’s its biggest problem. However, JM knows that everyone is interested in perpetuating the triangle, and his mentioning of BP’s film does exactly that. And on another note, he is not a hero because he makes some lame ass jokes about a man that he probably doesn’t know. I wonder if one of his many ex’s new boyfriends’ did a video that referenced golden showers and that singer John something or other, how he would feel about that?

  45. Leah says:

    What an idiot.
    This makes it hard for me to enjoy his musical talent (because he is talented), because he’s such a douchebag.

    How is Jennifer Aniston WITH him?!

  46. Susan says:

    No that was the problem Jennifer never did follow Brad around. If Brad decided to do a film in a different country Jen was unwilling to leave her job and friends and be alone in a hotel. She had a life of her own and wasn’t willing to give it up to follow a man around. Jenifer never followed Brad around. She married him – big mistake on her part. Probably the only woman he will ever marry but still a mistake on her part. She does have a bad habit of picking men beneath her – Brad included. Oh well you can’t win them all.

  47. TinaWithPom says:

    I’m a fan of Jennifer Aniston, and I’ve tried really, really hard to find any kind of redeeming quality in John Mayer but he just seems immature and passive-aggressive ALL THE TIME.

  48. czarina says:

    For a long time I have felt bad for Jennifer Anniston because it seemed to me that the media and the paps were the ones who just wouldn’t let the divorce go–the tabloids were always putting them together making a “Briangle” (I can’t recall who created that in a different post but credit to you!!)

    However, now I’m starting to wonder.

    Things were cooling down. Brad and Angie had their twins, JA was seeing JM and for a while the paps seemed to be backing off a years-outdated story.
    Then, suddenly, Jen comes out with the “uncool” thing. And now this.
    Maybe I was wrong and it wasn’t ONLY tabs and paps that were keeping the Brad-Angie-Jen thing going.
    Frankly, by even bringing up Brad, JM knew he would grab publicity and start a lot of talk.
    I find it as contemptable as I would if Angelina were to put out a video making fun of Jen.
    Tasteless and classless.
    Typical John Meyer.

  49. Liz says:

    Aw, that’s not so bad. Who cares about Brad Pitt?

    YOU GO JOHN!! This is the kind of humor those stuck-up “humanitarian” couples will never get, and thank God!

    If i needed to sit back and enjoy a cold beer on a hot afternoon, I pick John and Jen of the Stuck Ups anyday.

  50. Liz says:

    Aw, that’s not so bad. Who cares about Brad Pitt?

    YOU GO JOHN!! This is the kind of humor those stuck-up “humanitarian” couples will never get, and thank God!

    If i needed to sit back and enjoy a cold beer on a hot afternoon, I pick John and Jen over the Stuck Ups anyday.

  51. Kristen says:

    Susan ~

    Jen did follow him… that’s all she has ever done. Follow in his footsteps. Angelina doesn’t follow anyone. She leads…..

    And did you really expect JA to say Brad is better in bed? Come on….

    Johny Mayer has no class, no talent and more than likely a small penis. LOL

  52. Keekee says:

    Dear Kristen~
    Yes we all know you’re the expert on every move JA makes. Stalker? Ok, yet another skankolina jolie fan has to put their two cents in regarding what a so-called “LEADER” jolie is. mmm hmmm. Sloppy seconds groupie is more like it, since she always wants someone else’s dude. Leader, my ass. She’s a sleazy ex druggie with huge collagen infested lips. You can have her, hon.

  53. Zoe says:

    @ KeeKee: I’ll take her!

    @Mairead: “Angelina’s holy halo of doom” ha!

    @Ned “Brad’s an easy target and he doesn’t even knows it.”

    ummm, ’nuff said.

  54. sha says:

    Ha, Ha! that was funny! I’m not sure if there was anything to Brad Pitt digs – I hope so.

    I think John is very smart, and he’s got more talent that either of the Pitts; his intelligence is not pretentious and memorizing words from books you just don’t know much about; Everytime I hear Brad speak I feel like he’s practicing a new vocab word he picked up.

    I’ve seen interviews with Orlando Bloom and Leo DiCaprio, all in Jen’s circle of friends, and Pitt was mentioned and Bloom and Leo just got this “he’s a douche look” – it really seems to me that most of very good actors and young actors think the real douche is Pitt – which he probably is.

  55. Liz says:

    right Sha.

    that’s way better that “i-gotta-save-the-environment-ya’ll-i-gotta-save-all-those-third-world-babies-ya’ll-were-very-important-people-ya’ll” talk from the Brangelina.

    we want JOHN!!!

  56. Go and take your meds loons says:

    John isn’t the kind of guy to give a damn about his lady’s punk ass ex-husband. Especially if he’s 15 years older then him and has a hampster dick

  57. Keekee says:

    Brangelina’s self-important crapola is beyond boring. I’ll take Bono and his self-important musings any day, he’s far more tolerable. John’s bizarre but he’s a crazy and funny character. Gotta enjoy that!

  58. sha says:


    Hey, I think charity is great and people helping people is wonderful. But not everyone who gives has to feel obligated to go visit third world countries. If that’s your cup of tea, go right ahead.

    I’m sorry, but I’ve read that Jen gives a lot to charities; since I work with a charity I know it’s sooo easy to give anonymously – most of the circle of Jen’s friends from Leo to Toby Mcguire, Cox, have been involved with giving and talked about important issues for awhile.

    They just don’t manipulate the media or use their children to deflect from their own disgusting personal habits.

    That NY Times article was spot on, how AJ called the paps to take pics of her with Maddox – poor kid.

    I’m pretty all the smart guys in hollywood and in the music industry (and John has gotten much critical acclaim for his music) have a good laugh at the circus that are the Pitts.

  59. sha says:

    I’ll take Bono and his self-important musings any day, he’s far more tolerable.


    Well Bono is brilliant with his music. If you are brilliant or very talented, you can be ironicially moronic and self-deprecating.

    But if you’ve got no talent, and practice vocab words (pitt) then your memorized musings look what they are – no irony – just douchiness a la JPitts style.

    Sorry I’ll take my Leo, Salma, and hundreds of other celebs that do good w/o selling their kids or their very calculated moves of their relationship.

    I really hope that bodyguard gets his book out – then we’ll know how respectful that airhead Pitt was with his wife.

  60. NotBlonde says:

    None of you have yet said exactly what in the video is attacking Brad Pitt.

    Because there is nothing in the video that attacks Brad Pitt.

  61. aleach says:

    how is that mocking brad pitt exactly? because he said “benjamin bratt”? i dont get it.
    it was just stupid fun. get over it folks!

  62. Keekee says:

    Sha – I’d like to read that book the bodyguard is writing, too. Anyone who believes at this point that Brad didn’t cheat on his wife lives in a cave. I interested in who she’s hooked up with since she (AJ) started dating Brad, which guy and which female singer? I know she was dirty dancing with that guy from the Unfaithful movie (can’t remember his name), I wonder if that’s one of her flings? And which female pop singer? The one who sang “I Kissed A Girl”??

  63. DD says:

    Hehe, the video is kinda cute. I guess I’m a douche too.
    Looks wise John is hotter. Brad just grosses me out. He makes no sense for Angelina :)

  64. so proud says:

    i couldnt even pay much attention to the video! John was prolly just H i GH like me! no big deal!

  65. ANONYMUS says:

    After Chris Martin, John Mayer

    FUNNY !

    Brad you’re so sweet, beautiful, strong lol

  66. RAN says:

    Well, he certainly got the attention of everyone on this blog! I’d say, mission accomplished.

    Anyone who thinks this video had ANYTHING to do with Brad Pitt is smoking something illegal on a daily basis. This was just a stupid video from a guy with a frat boy mentality, attempting to make people laugh with the ridiculousness. The sun does not rise and set in Brad Pitt’s a@@ for most of us, so we can view his (JM) antics with a little bit of perspective.

  67. RAN says:

    I’d edit my original comment, but since I can’t… one more thing. This is much more like a skit from Saturday Night Live – maybe he’s practicing or wants to be on the show…? Anything’s possible, other than the original header of this thread

  68. Pathetic Losers says:

    Funny how when Maniston came out with her movie Angie was so “uncool.” I heard that Mayer has some kind of variety show coming out and wow, it’s Brad this time that gets a mention for publicity. These two pathetic losers cannot promote their own careers but are so jealous and absorbed in the happy lives of Brad and Angie.

  69. Kristen says:

    KeeKee ~

    I’ll take her anyday, anyway, anyhow.

    And sorry darling if the truth hurts.

  70. NotBlonde says:

    I find it more pathetic that all of you are trying to find a dig at Brad Pitt when there was none.

  71. Homemadevids says:

    Well im not that sure if Angelina leads, and the truth doesnt hurt either!

  72. lulz says:

    I know Jen should move on, however, does nobody remember that Brad Pitt cheated on her? That’s a low act. I know many women who are for Brad would never like to be cheated on, and would never give the man a second chance. The fact that they are celebrities does not make the circumstances any different, so why has Jen always been made out to be the bad guy?
    And to be honest, I wouldn’t listen to what the tabloids say. One little comment made by Jen or Brad is always taken way out of proportion. I’d say Jen’s moved on, however, the media will never let anybody believe that.

    And for the people saying that John Mayer is not talented, go look up Neon on the DVD Where The Light Is. If that’s not talent then I don’t know what is.

  73. melissa. says:

    i think john is so cute.the people who got all offended are so dramatic. “Bratt” just means brad pitt. i dont see anything offensive in the video. and if it had said something offensive i wouldnt care brad aint cute or that good of an actor. you guys are just hatin on john mayer.

  74. Hotscouter says:

    I love John he is one of the best actors ever!
    But I think, that in the video Brad isn’t be getting attacked.

  75. sunshine says:

    Brad pitt is a classy intelligent man…while John mayer is an idiot…sorry john..i used to love you but not anymore..