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Melissa Etheridge Clarifies Calling Angelina Jolie's Choice "Fearful"

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melissa etheridge says she wasnt saying angelina jolie was fearful

This is what happens when you don’t think about what you say.

Melissa Etheridge recently made some comments about Angelina Jolie’s choice to get a mastectomy, and they were far from complimentary.

However, the rocker has now said she wasn’t calling the actress "fearful" - just her decision.

Which is almost like the same thing, isn’t it?

Etheridge said:

"I don't have any opinion on what she 'should have' done. All are free to choose. I only objected to the term 'brave' in describing it."

That’s true; she never said anything about Angelina directly, but did she really need to?

It seems like Miz Etheridge is also still missing that the brave choice was the one to go public with the information to empower those in similar situations!

As long as someone is helping others, we’ll never understand why people feel the need to tear them down.

[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]

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19 comments to “Melissa Etheridge Clarifies Calling Angelina Jolie's Choice "Fearful"”



  1. 1

    Too late Melissa…



  2. 2

    Your Angelina worship is way out of control. Melissa never once "tore down" Angie. Melissa wanted to let women know that there are lots of other options for those who carry the mutated gene that do not require surgery. She was educating womeon just like Angie claimed to do. Why is it ok for Angie to tell women about her choice and it's called "brave" but when Melissa says there are other options too (and that rushing to lop off healthy body parts may be a fearful reaction to something that might happen), she's told that she shouldn't have said anything and/or that she's tearing Angie down? Why the double standard?



  3. 3

    She's just a nasty old d.y.k.e.

  4. Not what it seems says – reply to this


    4

    Google this:

    Angelina Jolie part of a clever corporate scheme to protect billions in BRCA gene patents



  5. 5

    WTH! Of course it's a fearful situation when your going up against something like cancer! Bravery is part of overcoming a fearful situation and taking control! Gosh!



  6. 6

    If it were you pinkie toe that had an 87% chance of giving you cancer, and that cancer may kill you…and your mother died of big toe cancer…and they gave you to the chance to remove the toe to prevent the cancer…wouldn't that be a WISE move? Why is it different because it's her breasts? It was not only brave, but the only prudent choice medically.

  7. danielle says – reply to this


    7

    if she said it then she should stick w it…. its worst when you act like a puss* and try to clarify… Re: LittleMouse – agreed… too late

  8. rachy says – reply to this


    8

    She did NOT save herself by saying that. What I thought was ridiculous was the fact that she said Angelina wasn't Brave for doing that when she most certainly was. Seriously?! To have both your breasts taken away, to go under such a serious surgery when you have so many children. Anyone, celebrity or not, is extremely brave to make that decision!!!



  9. 9

    Re: Not what it seems – Your tin foil hat is way too tight.



  10. 10

    its not brave to remove tour breats its just a practical choice faced with realistic options. She can easily afford to have the best tits recreated. They prolly look better now than before! so whats brave? It would also be brave for her to not do it and face whatever came would it not? Either way, Melissa didnt have an issue with what she did just the word brave being applied to it by the MEDIA.

  11. Elle says – reply to this


    11

    Melissa is a bitter old ugly bitch.

  12. boston61 says – reply to this


    12

    Why are almost all lesbians such wimpy drama queens? They act so tough but they are the biggest pansies.

  13. Laura says – reply to this


    13

    Whaterver, sick of the Angelina worshipping.

  14. PBC says – reply to this


    14

    I think Melissa should have remained silent on this one. I just had my tubes and ovaries removed three weeks ago. Thank goodness I no longer have to worry about cancerous cysts. It wasn't a "brave" move, it was a wise decision.



  15. 15

    Melissa needs to shut up.



  16. 16

    And PS: I have had many surgeries and let me tell you, anyone going in for a serious operation like Angie did, IS VERY BRAVE because its scary as hell. So zip it you old dykey.



  17. 17

    Re: Kittens With Mittens – The 'other options' Melissa was pointing out were utter BullSHIT!!
    People who carry the mutated gene it's not a matter of IF it's a matter WHEN will they develop cancer.
    Bitch Please!



  18. 18

    Re: Lasqueesha – So you are basically saying that Angelina should have just waited for the cancer to develop. And only then would she be considerd BRAVE!
    #smh

    Walk off a cliff would you!

  19. Latonya says – reply to this


    19

    Perez!! You need to stop with your bullshit! You know Melissa's comment was already clarified days ago, it didn't just happen yesterday. It's not too late, it was said and done already! DAYS AGO! Is that all you online media bloggers do is just sit all day on your lazy stank asses and stir-up conflicts off of celebrity's sound bites that came from other sources? The whole article is in her website, go read it a few times so you can get an gooood understanding of what was actually said. Stop with the causing of animosities toward celebrities making them most hated to the readers. Sounds like you're instigating a cyber bullying don't you think? Thought you vow to stop bulling already, have you forgotten?