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'Star' All Over Jane Pitt's Letter

AngelinajolieWow. Few op-ed pieces in local papers have received as much attention as the one penned by Brad Pitt's mom Jane.

Mrs. Pitt praise of Mitt Romney and admonishment of President Obama for his marriage equality immediately went viral, making Mrs. Pitt an instant right wing celebrity, Today Show topic and now it's tabloid fodder.

According to Star magazine source, Angelina Jolie, potentially a future Mrs. Pitt herself, is "steaming mad" over the letter and wants Brad to "educate his mother."

"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."

If this is true — IF — and I were Jane Pitt, I would go with "mama's boy" Brad, because Angelina… she could take almost anyone.

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  1. Well, Mama Pitt's screed was pretty awful, but the idea that how dare she deign to take a position different from Brad's is also some seriously f*cked-up sh!t. Not sure I really believe that's Angelina's position.

    Posted by: Glenn | Jul 11, 2012 12:38:36 PM

  2. I cannot believe that Towleroad would repeat a BS story from a "Star Magazine" source.

    Seriously Towleroad?

    Posted by: Ricco | Jul 11, 2012 12:42:49 PM

  3. There are plenty of cool people out there with Mother's who are anywhere from difficult to toxic. Brad Pitt has always been an ally to the GLBT community -- who the hell can control what their mother says, anyway?

    Posted by: JauntyJohn | Jul 11, 2012 12:43:48 PM

  4. Jane Pitt will be offered a chance to speak at the Republican national convention. Mark my word.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jul 11, 2012 12:49:50 PM

  5. She has a right to her own opinion, even if I disagree with it. However, she should have been a little more aware about what was going to come upon her. Like it or not she's a public figure, in some manner.

    Posted by: Cecilfirefox | Jul 11, 2012 12:50:20 PM

  6. Frankly, I'm with Angelina. Miz Jane Pitt needs serious growing up and educating--she seems to be enjoying all the celebrity and gifts her son brings her way that she ought to be a little more sensitive and not bite the hand that feeds her.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jul 11, 2012 12:50:37 PM

  7. From all that I've read, it seems that Mrs. Pitt's letter was written out of the blue. I do not think that is the case. The city of Springfield, MO (where the Pitts reside) currently has a non-discrimination ordinance to protect LGBTIs coming up for a vote very, very soon. There has been much said against it; the local Evangelicals are fuming mad and very vocal about it. This weekend, Scott Lively (one of the pastors responsible for Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' bill) is traveling to Springfield to speak for the locals, along with pastors involved with The gay community in Springfield could really use some help with this situation, it seems it will be a very tough fight to get this ordinance passed. I checked out the website for the local GLBTI center, 'GLO Center', and there wasn't a mention of any of this going on. I suspect that Mrs. Pitt's letter was to try and influence the locals to get these protections to fail.

    Posted by: DC | Jul 11, 2012 1:00:04 PM

  8. Love how Evangelicals love to ignore the Sermon on the Mount and, the golden rule. (treat other people the way you want to be treated). Hopefully most people will see Mrs. Pitt is mentally stuck in the anti-equlity past.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Jul 11, 2012 1:08:01 PM

  9. equality oops.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Jul 11, 2012 1:09:13 PM

  10. You, sir, are no Michael K who is expert at dissecting Star and News of the World and Daily Tattler "news" for his readers. Especially when it comes to her.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Jul 11, 2012 1:16:31 PM

  11. I of course disagree with Mrs. Pitt's 'homophobic' attitude [if you want to call it that], but she certainly has a right to speak her own mind. If Angelina Jolie tried that with me, I'd quite rightly hand her a** to her. Brad and his mom can agree to disagree. None of my business or anyone elses.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 11, 2012 1:19:49 PM

  12. most of that is pretty cool, but this part right here is WEAK SAUCE: "she shouldn’t be writing letters that clash with her son’s political opinions."

    how about: "shouldn't be mouthing off to spew bigotry and ignorance"??

    Posted by: redball | Jul 11, 2012 1:20:41 PM

  13. Maybe Romney will offer Jane Pitt the VP position.

    Posted by: Gonzo | Jul 11, 2012 1:20:56 PM

  14. People igs called free speech. Get over it. And Jolie is a lot more conservative than any of you know.

    Posted by: Karen | Jul 11, 2012 1:33:59 PM

  15. It's all baloney... I seriously doubt that Angie would have that particular conversation, and I certainly doubt that any reliable source would have access to that fact.

    Especially given that Jolie has one of the most conservative fathers in Hollywood.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Jul 11, 2012 1:39:32 PM

  16. As previously stated, when Towleroad has two articles on its front page quoting The Daily Mail, Star Magazine and the National Inquirer, there is a serious content issue. Please do not continue with tabloid reporting. We have plenty of that elsewhere. Thank you.

    Posted by: AlexN | Jul 11, 2012 2:04:09 PM

  17. Yeah to:
    1. The Star? Seriously?
    2. Liberal celebrity son notwithstanding, the woman is allowed to have -- and express -- her own opinion, even if I or any other gay person, or even her own son, agrees with it.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jul 11, 2012 2:10:37 PM

  18. was this story lifted word for word from the STAR? I hope so because it's one of the most badly written pieces of krap I've ever seen on Towleroad.

    Posted by: Danny in the East Village | Jul 11, 2012 2:35:12 PM

  19. Sorry but I don't subscribe to the argument of she's entitled to her opinion when it's seeded with the buds of discrimination. If she had said similar about blacks, Jews, etc. there'd be a much more vocal outcry for her head. Tired of apologists. Get a spine, some of you.

    Posted by: CVP | Jul 11, 2012 2:37:31 PM

  20. So this article today was based solely on a "magazine source" and not Angelina herself......

    What a stupid article ! Surely TowlerRoad can do better than just making stuff up to pass off as "news" !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Jul 11, 2012 2:41:19 PM

  21. @ Karen:

    Seriously? So if this Jane c*nt says something nasty about blacks, let's get over it anyway she has her freedom of speech? That's BS! There's nothing wrong about expressing your belief...Except people like her use religious beliefs to dictate the rights I am rightfully entitled to. You can express your opinion but when your opinion targets and denies a group of people their rights and equality... it's called discrimination!

    Posted by: InAfterglow | Jul 11, 2012 2:42:34 PM

  22. they can't get a spine, CVP. they're doormats

    here's what i'd say "as long as you hold on to your bigotries you will have no place in your grandchildren's lives, because we don't want them to think bigotry is acceptable and you know, "grandma", one or more of them may be gay themselves"

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jul 11, 2012 2:44:15 PM

  23. The thing that is being over looked is Mama Pitt's letter was laced with bigotry, odd since it was responding to an Op-Ed that was bigoted. Read both the OP-Ed and Mama PItt's letter.

    Angie right, the mother has reaped the benefits of her son, she shouldn't be shooting off her mouth.

    Posted by: markatlarge | Jul 11, 2012 2:59:42 PM

  24. well Angoli does have a say - as who knows one of her many kids COULD be LGBT? ..and who'd want a woman influencing her children in thier growing years....Angie's got the RIGHT to Raise her kids the way she wants,and to whom they are exposed too.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jul 11, 2012 3:09:03 PM

  25. My mother...who has one gay son, a second maybe gay son,and a softball playing lesbian granddaughter (hello!!) a complete bigot.
    My dad is the same but slightly less offensive.
    I'm gay, love lezzies, drag queens, transvestites, bi's and everything in between.
    The bad news is...OUR parents can be just as ignorant as anyone's...and often are. The good news is that they'll be dead soon and we can all move on.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Jul 11, 2012 3:10:49 PM

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