Brad Pitt’s mother receives death threats

By Tribute on July 12, 2012 | 14 Comments

After Jane Pitt, mother of movie star heartthrob Brad Pitt, wrote a response to an opinion piece in her local paper conveying her support for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama in the next presidential election, she began receiving death threats. A devout Christian, Pitt identifies with Romney’s views on abortion and gay marriage, unlike son Brad and soon-to-be daughter-in-law Angelina Jolie. The two declared they were postponing marriage until marriage equality laws had changed, but they’ve since changed their minds, announcing their engagement earlier this year due to the wishes of their children. Tweets regarding the incident include “Brad Pitt’s mom, die” posted by Sandy Kownacka and “‘BRAD PITT’S MOM WROTE AN ANTI-GAY PRO-ROMNEY EDITORIAL. KILL THE BITCH” by someone with the handle I Bleed Gaga.

Coming to Mrs. Pitt’s defense was Jolie’s father, Jon Voight, who voiced his support for her opinions and her freedom to express them, as did Pitt’s other son, Doug Pitt. Doug went on Today to share his opinion that “Moms and dads and kids agree to disagree all over the world.  So why would our family be any different?” He went on to say, “There can be healthy discussion when people disagree with you. The bad thing is when it turns to venom and negativity, and we don’t have that in our family. It’s open discussion. We can learn from each other and, if anything, it solidifies your point. Or maybe you learn something.” Brad shares his brother’s views, and was quoted in the past describing his mother as “very loving, very open, genuine,” but finding it funny that “she always gets painted as a she-devil.” ~Morgan Bates

Comments & Discussion

  1. ana • July 12, 2012 @ 9:41 AM

    I think to be an american means free of speech. So why to send Mrs Pitt or anyone a threat when they give their opinion that is contrary to our opinion? This is a free country where people are suppose to give their freewill opinion.
    I am against her opinion, I am also very catholic , but still I am in favor of the gays and any small groups that has been struggling to stand up their wishes.
    Hello everyone we are in the year 2012!

  2. Linda • July 12, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

    Ana summed it up. You may not agree with the opinion, but Mrs. Pitt has the right to express it. What the heck is wrong with people???

  3. Arshes • July 12, 2012 @ 11:19 AM

    Probably because she’s not just expressing her opinion, but trying to evoke some change against same sex marraiges. Ei take away same sex rights, if i were gay and trying to marry my partner i would be pissed too.

  4. Lori • July 12, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

    I agree with Ana and Linda…if gay people want others to be accepting of their lifestyle without sending “hate mail” to them, then the same respect should be given to those who have an opposite view. Christians (or anyone)have just as much rights to voice their opinions as anybody else. If you are crying out of equality, then dish it out!!

  5. Pro compassion • July 12, 2012 @ 12:45 PM

    The issue of gay marriage is not about being married in the eyes of God. Hindus, Buddhists and people of other religions can still enjoy a ‘civil union’ that is recognised by law.

    My uncle was denied the right to visit his partner in hospital when he was on his deathbed because he wasn’t considered ‘family’ due to these laws. Regardless of religious conviction, it’s about humanity.

    I don’t for one second think Jane Pitt opposes this. I do however believe that she opposes ‘marriage in the eyes of God’ which is fair enough. I understand what the bible states, however in terms of legal issues it classes people who have a different sexual preference as second class citizens.

    Death threats to an elderly lady are quite another issue. And illegal for a very good reason. The police should be looking into the people who have made threats against this lady and following it up.

  6. eeeeeerrrrrrrrr • July 12, 2012 @ 1:29 PM

    Oh Mrs. Pitt you better watch out!!! They’re coming to gay the hell right out of you !!!! lol

  7. Wendy • July 12, 2012 @ 2:23 PM

    It takes courage to stand by your convictions in light of having such a high profile relative…Good for you Jane….As stated before..she is entitled to her opinion in free America.

  8. TIM DEVLIN • July 12, 2012 @ 3:21 PM

    I whole heartedly defend Mrs. Pitt right to be wrong.

  9. Tayra • July 12, 2012 @ 3:53 PM

    Well said Tim! Freedom is speech is a right, so is having an opinion of your own! If you dont like it, dont read it! No need to be hating just because you dont agree with the other point of view.

  10. James Cousineau • July 12, 2012 @ 4:23 PM

    Thousands of good men and women have given their lives to protect the freedom that Americans, and Canadians, enjoy. Many, who survived, are injured for life – and would do it again if required. We have helped, and provide ongoing help, to other countries do the same.

    Yet somebody’s life is threatened because they dare use that protected freedom to speak up and voice an opinion … an opinion! Shame on those who want to stop this freedom of expression, as they are the hidden enemy within, who stay anonymous like cowards. They can be more dangerous than those we can see shooting at us on the battlefield.

  11. Mel • July 12, 2012 @ 4:24 PM

    F*** that shit, people are hypocrites. If Angie says anything people kiss her ass and jump her bandwagon as soon as she doesn’t like something the same thing happens; people keep kissing her flat ass and jump Angies bandwagon once again. Jane Pitt has every right to say whatever she wants just like any other good citizen. Everyone has there right to say and believe in what they want. This is not a communist country were everyone must believe in one thing, and that one thing only is right. No that’s not the way it goes. Hey this is the 2012, everyone can say what they want. If you don’t agree with her then don’t, so what if people have different views.
    Everyone’s a hypocrite and such cry babies. If anyone’s feelings are hurt then that person must be threat, right? Wrong. Suck it up foolish closed minded homos! If you don’t like what you see then don’t look. If you don’t like what you read then stop reading it. Period. It’s that simple. There is no need to death threats or grade 2 name calling. (Though I must admit I maybe a hypocrite myself at times when my head so full of anger)..

    It’s funny though, as Angie “loves” children and kids are her main thing with the whole adoption and what not, yet she’s pro-abortion… Makes no sense to me. She’s all talk, that’s what I think.

    Though I’m proud of Mrs. Jane for standing up for what she believes in.

    I 100% and in defense on Mrs. Jane Pitt as RIGHT.

    WOOH!! Go Jane Pitt!!

  12. Lori • July 12, 2012 @ 8:19 PM

    Life is too difficult to spend it alone. I am heterosexual and it is easy for me to find someone to be in a relationship with but for homosexuals and lesbians life is a much different experience. I think we should all just let people do what they want when it comes to their own happiness. If a woman wants an abortion then she should be allowed to get it. She may have reasons that no one knows about for her decision. This world is full of children no one wants because they were born into a bad situation. It isnt the amount of life one has but the quality of that life. Everyone deserves to be happy so no one should judge each other. The freedom of choice, a happy marriage/relationship, equal pay for equal work, being safe; they are all things that everyone regardless of sex, political affiliation, sexual preference or color want and need in life. I say walk a mile in someones shoes before you judge them.

  13. Samsquanch • July 13, 2012 @ 9:35 AM

    There is nothing atypical about this. Whenever a persecuted minority (Christians, Jews, Gays, etc.) becomes a majority, they become hypocrites and start persecuting those whose opinions are different than theirs.

  14. Kat • July 13, 2012 @ 2:50 PM

    I do not condone violence because someone disagrees with your beliefs.

    I do find it incredibly ironic that she speaks about how Mitt shouldn’t be discriminated against for his Mormonism but she has no problem doing that to a whole group of people regarding their sexuality.

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