Melissa Etheridge Says Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy Was a 'Fearful' Move, Not a 'Brave' One

Angelina JolieWhen you mess with Angelina Jolie, you mess with Brad Pitt. While I don't know why anyone would ever wanna mess with Brad Pitt outside the bedroom, apparently Melissa Etheridge is taking on the celeb couple. A cancer survivor herself, recently the singer spoke out about Angelina's decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy, saying she wouldn't have done the same thing. To be exact, Melissa thinks Angelina's choice was fearful, not brave.

Whoa. Them be fightin' words. Apparently Brad just heard about her comments the other day and told Extra he'd have to "give her a call." That is NOT a call I'd wanna be on the receiving end of.

I wouldn't want him hearing what else Melissa had to say about Angelina's choice in a recent interview with Washington Blade, here:


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. I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer. My belief is that cancer comes from inside you and so much of it has to do with the environment of your body. It’s the stress that will turn that gene on or not. Plenty of people have the gene mutation and everything but it never comes to cancer so I would say to anybody faced with that, that choice is way down the line on the spectrum of what you can do and to really consider the advancements we’ve made in things like nutrition and stress levels.

Hmmmm. I mean, I get what she's saying but I totally disagree. Angelina made a very hard decision to undergo an operation that reduces her risk of breast cancer down from 87 percent to 5 percent after positively testing for the BRCA1 gene.

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No one ever wants to go under the knife. Angie did in an effort to make sure she's around for her kids and her husband. Was she scared? I'm sure she was. Still, in my eyes, that's an admirable and brave decision. At the end of the day, people make different choices and go down different paths, and the one that Angelina chose is different from Melissa's. I'm sorry, Meliss, but I don't think that warrants criticism over one decision or the other.

Do you see where Melissa is coming from? Do you think she was out of line to criticize Angelina's decision?


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