Many have applauded Angelina Jolie for her strength since announcing her double mastectomy last month, so we were more than a bit surprised when Melissa Etheridge spoke out and said the decision was made out of fear and not bravery.
Brad Pitt was recently made aware of the singer's comments, and understandably he couldn't help but disagree.
The World War Z actor said:
"I think it's an individual decision and I found it very empowering instead of scary. We experienced the exact opposite."
We couldn't agree more!
Brad also said that he and Melissa are good friends, and he hopes to speak with her soon:
"Melissa's an old friend of mine. I'm sure we'll talk on the phone. I don't know what it is."
It was a bit shocking to hear the singer-songwriter speak out AGAINST Angie's surgeries considering she is a cancer survivor herself and has received a ton of public support over the years.
Obviously she is entitled to her opinion, but she should also respect Angelina's decision to handle her own body and health however she feels necessary!
[Image via Dimitri Halkidis/WENN.]
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