Find Out How Brad Pitt Defends Angelina Jolie After His Friend Publicly Disses Her


Jun. 18 2013, Published 7:12 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Brad Pitt called Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy to prevent cancer "heroic," and she insisted that "this was the right thing to do."

OK! News: See Angelina Post-Surgery and Find Out the Jolie-Pitt Family's Secret Policy

Not everyone agrees. Melissa Etheridge, who battled breast cancer eight years ago, has the same type of genetic mutation as Angelina—but she says there are other options besides major surgery. "I wouldn’t call it the brave choice," says the 52-year-old singer. "I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer."

Article continues below advertisement
Melissa Etheridge

Melissa insists lifestyle is the key to keeping cancer away for those with the BRCA-1 mutation. "It’s the stress that will turn that gene on or not," she says.

OK! News: Brad Pitt Reveals How Unhappy He Was at the End of His Marriage to Jen Aniston

When Brad found out Melissa's viewpoint, he seemed surprised. "Oh, I didn’t know, I haven’t seen her," he said.

So how will Brad, 49, approach his pal's disapproval of 38-year-old Angelina's decision to go under the knife? "Melissa is an old friend of mine, so I’ll have to give her a call," the actor diplomatically answered.

OK! News: Angelina Jolie Has Decided to Also Remove Her Ovaries

Do you agree with Melissa's comments or do you think Angelina did the right thing? Tell us your opinion in the comments section or tweet us @OKMagazine.


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 OK!. A DIVISION OF EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.