12/22/2010 1:00 PM ET |
Filed under: Fitness
After making controversial comments about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship, Dr. Drew is back-tracking and issued an apology.
"These comments were taken completely out of context [and] they were never meant to be printed. I do not know Brad or Angelina (and) I certainly don't want to be saying things that could be perceived as hurtful for them, or harmful for them in any way. I'm deeply concerned and apologetic and apologize for these comments that were taken out of context."
Dr. Drew says that the comments were merely speculative and weren’t meant to be any sort of official diagnosis.
"Literally as though one was speculating, just going through an exercise of speculation and not some sort of analysis that was supposed to be factual or for public discourse… I could not be more upset and disturbed that these things were printed as though I was making some sort of categorical analysis of people I really don't know."
He added that he only wants the best for the couple:
"I wish them the best, I hope they do well, enjoy the holidays with their kids and have a nice time. I wish them no ill, believe me… I'm sorry these comments were taken out of context and made public.”
We can understand that Dr. Drew just said these things in a casual context, but he should remember that he’s a public personality and, being a doctor, the things he says will most likely be taken seriously.
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Tags: addiction, relationship, split up