Brad Pitt Described Wearing Face Masks As ‘Considerate’ In 2019, Before The Pandemic

Brad Pitt attends the 2020 Academy Awards.
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Brad Pitt was ahead of the curve when it came to wearing face masks. A 2019 video of the actor has resurfaced where he admitted that wearing face masks was “considerate” and he wondered why Americans don’t do it more often. The video, which was rediscovered by the Daily Mail, was taken when Brad was in Tokyo last year to promote Ad Astra.

The Once Upon a Time In Hollywood actor pointed to someone in the crowd who wore a face mask when the conversation veered off-topic.

“I see someone in a face mask back there,” he said.

The conversation started out of nowhere after he answered a line of questions from reporters. Brad seemed to notice the attendee while a translator was reading his previous answer to the crowd and he looked eager to point him out.

“When I first came here and I saw all the people in the faces masks at the airport, I thought, ‘That’s a bit paranoid — why are they so paranoid?'” he added.

Those who spoke English in the crowd began laughing right away, while others were confused and awaiting help from the translator.

“Then I came to understand it’s when you have a cold and [you’re] protecting others — and I think that’s so considerate,” he said.

“I don’t know why the rest of the world…I don’t know why we don’t do that.”

Brad Pitt attends an Ad Astra press conference in Tokyo, Japan
Brad Pitt attends an Ad Astra press conference in Tokyo, Japan. Christopher Jue / Getty Images

Both of Brad’s exes, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, have been spotted out with face masks, with the former sharing a selfie that urged her followers to take mask-wearing seriously. Jennifer posted the photo, which can be seen here, to Instagram alongside a lengthy caption explaining the severity of the situation.

“I understand masks are inconvenient and uncomfortable. But don’t you feel that it’s worse that businesses are shutting down… jobs are being lost… health care workers are hitting absolute exhaustion,” she wrote, while noting the number of deaths in the United States. Jennifer said that many people think their rights are being taken away by wearing masks, but that’s just not the case.

Face masks have become a hot topic in the United States ever since the Centers for Disease Control advised Americans to wear them to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Videos are frequently shared to social media, clips in which someone has refused to wear a mask, causing a big scene in public.