The interview we've been waiting seven years for has finally been printed: Jennifer Aniston has at last talked smack about Brad Pitt. After reading countless insensitive quotes from Pitt himself, perusing infinite hurtful and false rag mag headlines, and seeing nauseating photo after nauseating photo of Brad and Angie gazing borderline inappropriately into each other's eyes, Jen's getting hers. She recently told GQ that marriage to Brad Pitt "blew."
Okay, well, she sort of said that. Her actual quote was, "Oh, my God, my thirties blew! Forties are great." But. You guys. Jennifer Aniston spent the majority of her 30s married to Brad Pitt. So, don't you see? Indirect insult. The best kind of insult a celebrity can give. If criticized, Jen can simply say, "What are you talking about? That's not what I meant" and walk away totally unscathed. The woman, unlike her former diarrhea-mouthed husband, is a genius.
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Want to hear something ironic, and the tiniest bit (not really) unfair, though? Nobody's gonna say boo to Jen for saying that her 30s sucked -- despite the fact that it can totally be construed into "my marriage to Brad Pitt sucked." Because not only is she normally unbelievably cordial when speaking on the subject (almost to a fault, if you ask me), but her marriage to Brad Pitt did suck. He left her for another woman and paraded it around like a g.d. Thanksgiving Day float. How could one look back on something like that fondly?
On the other hand, though, if Pitt ever made such a comment (which he wouldn't; he seems to fancy more direct fare), everybody would be all over him, calling him an insensitive jerk, a heartless a-hole, etc. He would be eaten alive. Burned at the stake! Not Jen, though. Jen can say what she wants. Because she's conducted herself with aplomb and grace in the past few years, never saying a single negative thing about Brad or his new lady.
In other words, she's earned it. And it's a beautiful thing.
Do you think Jen's comment was an indirect slam to Brad Pitt?
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