Brad Pitt's family -- and I don't mean Angie and the kids -- is making headlines like craaazy this week. First, his lookalike brother Doug does a Virgin Mobile commercial. And now, his mother Jane Pitt has stolen the spotlight for her op-ed in Missouri's Springfield News-Leader, which was a response to another piece that said Christians have the right to refuse to vote for presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney ... because he's a Mormon.
Jane's take was initially very open-minded, but then she quickly steered into Obama and same-sex marriage-bashing territory you proooobably wouldn't expect coming from the parent of one of Hollywood's most outspoken liberals.
Jane's letter read:
Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.
Whoa whoa whoa! Hello, far-right wing tirade about the President! I guess I shouldn't be surprised by this, because as it turns out, Jane Pitt has been squawking her very conservative, POTUS-hatin' views all over the place for a while now. Brad's even addressed the brouhaha to The Hollywood Reporter in the past, by smirking and saying:
I’m an Obama supporter, no question. [My mom]’s very, very loving — very open, genuine, and it’s hilarious because she always gets painted in the tabloids as a she-devil. There’s not an ounce of malice in her. She wants everyone to be happy.
Aww! How sweet is he that he's defending his mom? Guess this is just one of the highest-profile instances of parent and offspring not seeing eye to eye on the issues of the day ... But at least in Brad and Jane's case, it doesn't matter. They still respect one another and, it seems, even get a kick out of one another. Cute. If you don't share the same political leanings as your parent, you couldn't ask for anything more than the relationship Brad and his "very, very loving ... she-devil" mom share.
Do you and your parents see eye to eye on politics?
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