The mother of famous Hollywood star and favorite of the left Brad Pitt recently criticized Barack Obama in a letter to her local newspaper. As a result she is now being very harshly criticized by some media outlets and commenters online. She has even been threatened by some people on Twitter. Will this cause the leftist Mr. Pitt to revisit his views on the social issues with which he and his mother disagree, or at least reconsider his choice of fellow travellers? If the people with whom you agree attack your mother in such a harsh manner, might you not wish to reassess your opinions to confirm that they are indeed sound opinions? Most real men would.
Alas, Mr. Pitt doesn’t carry himself as would that type of man, so we shall see. It is probably best to place no bets on the likelihood of Mr. Pitt being swayed to common sense by this incident. For some liberals, even this type of media mugging of one’s mother is insufficient cause for a restructuring of the warped liberal mind.
WND spoke briefly with Pitt and asked about the media assault against her for her comments as a private citizen supporting Romney. With inflections in her voice that conveyed fear and despair, she quietly and politely said she was not interested in talking to anyone in the media about the incident.
When she was told WND supported her right to speak her mind and is appalled by the threats against her life, Pitt expressed gratitude to WND for being one of the few news agencies doing so. Even her thank you, however, was said in a subdued manner laden with heaviness of heart.
Pitt had every reason to be frightened. Following her letter to the editor in her local newspaper, the mainstream media have painted her comments in a vilifying light.
The Hollywood Reporter published a story headlined, “Brad Pitt’s mother pens anti-gay, anti-Obama letter to local newspaper.” The New York Daily News went further, penning an article originally titled, “Brad Pitt’s mom unleashes anti-gay, anti-Obama fury in letter.”
She Knows Entertainment reported that Pitt actually “hates Obama, ‘gay’ people.”
These slants on the story, however, are mild compared to comments posted on Twitter.
Editors of the Twitter-scouring news site Twitchy exclaimed sarcastically, “Time for the left’s self-proclaimed arbiters of tolerance to teach her a lesson with their hateful, misogynist slurs and death wishes.”
Twitchy then spotlighted some of the tweets it found.
“Brad Pitt’s mom, die,” wrote Twitter-poster Sandy Kownacka.
A tweet from “I Bleed Gaga” echoed similar sentiments, saying, “Brad Pitt’s mom wrote an anti-gay pro-Romney editorial. Kill the b—-.”
Other comments included, “F— you, brad pitt’s mom, the gay community made your kid a star, you whacko,” and, “Brad Pitt’s mom is a dumb c—.”
Many of the comments told her to commit vulgar sexual acts with the commenter.