We’re sure you’ve heard about the recent low-profile wedding between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt which took place in France recently as two of Hollywood’s sexiest stars tied the knot.
But, it seems, not everyone is totally thrilled about the union, and we aren’t talking here about the usual family squabbles that often arise in such situations.
We are referring to piece written by Time magazine writer Bryan Moylan entitled: Brad and Angelina Getting Married Is A Slap in the Face to Gay Americans.
According to Moylan as the title of his scathing article suggests, Jolie and Pitt have done the gay community a disservice, of sorts, by getting married.
The answer to this question surrounds comments made by Brad Pitt many moons ago, as the Huffington Post reports, that when Pitt was asked about the prospect of marrying Jolie soon after they met, he deflected the question, saying he would only: “consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able.”
In other words, Brad Pitt said to reporters, openly, that he would not get married until gay people across the U.S. had the right to same-sex marriage.
So is Moylan for real that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have to bear some guilt for not championing gay rights enough?
The fact is that no matter what comments Pitt made way back when, the celebrity marriage probably will have no impact on the issue of same-sex marriage in America, either way.
We very much doubt that anyone in the “free world” would change their views on a hot topic like gay marriage, even if a high flying celebrity comes out supporting the cause.
Even if Moylan asserts that: “I’m sorry, Brangelina, but real fighters for civil rights don’t buckle under pressure when it gets hard.” What does he even mean by that? That Pitt should not marry Jolie until gay marriage is allowed?
According to Moylan in his Time article:
“It seems like what Brad and Angie said the first time around doesn’t matter to them at all. It’s as if they didn’t want to get married in 2006 and said, ‘What if we say it’s because gay people can’t get married? Then people will stop bothering us about getting hitched and we’ll look so noble.’ Now that they’ve had their ceremony and the wedding cake is in the freezer, it looks like their declaration was mercenary rather than thoughtful.”
In conclusion, we think most reasonably minded readers will agree even though Brad Pitt’s previous comments sticking up for gay rights may have been a little extreme, he didn’t need to delay his marriage to Angelina Jolie for it.