I have been biding my time before weighing in lo these many years on the debate surrounding Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie. As of two days ago it’s official– I’m Team Angelina.
The tipping point was Brad Pitt’s interview and fashion layout in GQ. First, if he was an affluent teenager with a drinking problem the interview and the clothes would have made more sense. I wouldn’t have liked it but I wouldn’t have wanted to hurl. But he is a grown ass man of 50 something with six children.
I actually have several problems with the piece. The least annoying is like any ego-driven privileged-white-male-youth –who drinks and must also smoke copious amounts of weed (no offensive and only peace weed people) he hopes to come across as evolved and mysterious– but instead seems annoying and tedious and way focused on his “Look.”
Some observations/critiques/swear words:
Shut the fuck up!: “I’ve never heard anyone laugh bigger than an African mother who’s lost nine family members. What is that?” That’s your soul dying, Dickhead!
I don’t even know what the fuck this one means: “You know, I just started therapy. I love it, I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one.” Bully for you guy who doesn’t really have to work. Most of us don’t have time to go at all.
This has to be plagiarized, right?: “Any of my foibles are born from my own hubris.” There are likely two words you do not understanding the meaning of in that sentence yet you are correct. Score one for you!
Your single point of redemptive thought might be this: “I hit the lottery, and I still would waste my time on those hollow pursuits.” No shit, Sherlock! Stay there forever motherfucker, please. This is what is known as your sweet spot.
I loved you as Floyd but not so much for reals. Maybe re-watch True Romance. What Would Floyd Do (WWFD)?
But please don’t take my word for it– read it for yourself and tell me what you think: Brad Pitt Talks Divorce, Quitting Drinking, and Becoming a Better Man
And if you dare: Tweet this post to @GQMagazine or really share with anyone:)
P.s. I love my son and husband who are both males. I really dig “mankind” in general but that doesn’t mean I don’t call them as I see them.
And as for Jennifer Aniston who was ahead of the curve: Jennifer Aniston Blasted for Using the Word “Retarded.” And her husband, Justin Theroux, screenwriter of the film Tropic Thunder (2008) which has the distinction of the giving us the term: “Full-retard.”
I couldn’t resist:
I love you soo much and fuck that vapid navel gazing asshole…
Thank you! I don’t like to be quite so over the top but Jeesh!
You’re the best Kari.. Keep it up. We need truth.
I totally agree! Though I also know that editors will take a certain slant from an interview and they love doing crazy ass photo shoots (typically all the clothes are from their department or on loan). Though, he agreed to the interview and the shoot, so I’m back with him being deplorable.
I have to admit after The Golden Globes I dug him and then this– this driveling shit. Celebrities are people like us. Meaning most of us shouldn’t be interviewed or wear desinger clothes:)
What did he do at the Golden Globes? I don’t watch tv or have Facebook (anymore) or twitter.
He got kudos for showing up and being really thin and as I write this I realize WTF? I’m thinking my bar is very low for celebrity types. Pls feel free to judge me:)
One of my friends told me about a cousin of hers who has worked for various magazines doing photo placement in articles. She told me that this 2017 article and photo shoot made them simultaneously cringe and laugh so hard. I, luckily, missed it the first time around so I did a search for it online. I came across your post, and I just had to leave a comment to say well done. Your writing is spot on, funny and relatable. (Apparently, Brad has done another such interview and photo shoot since this one. I just cannot bear to look for it after this one. Not yet.)