Melissa Etheridge Calls Out Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Responds

Melissa Etheridge made a few critical comments about Angelina Jolie’s choice to have a preventative double mastectomy, but now Brad Pitt has chimed in and revealed that he’s “sure we’ll talk on the phone.”

Etheridge’s comments surfaced last week and have hit the web running ever since. She called out Jolie for not making the “brave choice” with her decision to go ahead with the procedure after being informed that she carries the gene that increased her chances of developing breast cancer.

“I have that gene mutation too, and it’s not something I would believe in for myself. I wouldn’t call it the brave choice,” Etheridge said during an interview with the Washington Blade. “I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer.”

The 52-year-old is a breast cancer survivor, so it’s tough to say she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Either way, Melissa Etheridge wasn’t holding back as she shared her thoughts on Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy.

Jolie’s husband and popular actor Brad Pitt addressed the situation when talking to US Weekly during the World War Z premiere in New York City on June 17, but he didn’t get into detail or send a message back in any way.

“I don’t know,” he said as he wasn’t informed about the comments until just before the red carpet on Monday. “Somebody just said that.”

“Melissa’s an old friend of mine,” he added. “I’m sure we’ll talk on the phone. I don’t know what it is.”

It’s obvious Brad Pitt is just as confused as everyone else, but that won’t clear things up in the slightest bit. Jolie has yet to comment on the situation and she more than likely never will, but Pitt seems to think a phone call could make a difference.

Do you think Melissa Etheridge was too critical of Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy?

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