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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brad Pitt’s Mom Faces Death Threats After Anti-Obama Letter

Brad Pitt’s mom Jane Pitt has faced a
barrage of death threats and other slurs
after writing to her local paper bashing
President Obama and his positions on gay
marriage and abortion.

“Brad Pitt’s mom, die,” said one Twitter post,
according to Web site Twitchy, while
another tweet read, “[bleep] you, brad pitt's
mom. the gay community made your kid a
star, you whacko” and another says, “Brad
Pitt’s mom wrote an anti-gay pro-Romney
editorial. Kill the Bitch.”

The venomous tweets erupted after the
“Moneyball” star’s mother wrote a letter to
her local Missouri paper, the Springfield
News-Leader, saying of the upcoming
election, “Any Christian who does not vote
or writes in a name is casting a vote for
[Mitt] Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein
Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah
Wright’s church for years, did not hold a
public ceremony to mark the National Day
of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the
killing of unborn babies and same-sex

In the letter, Jane Pitt called Romney, “a
family man with high morals, business
experience, who is against abortion and
shares Christian conviction concerning

Web site WND says it reached out to Jane
Pitt about the vicious tweets, and that her
voice conveyed “fear and despair.”

“WND spoke briefly with [her] 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,” the site says.

Brad Pitt’s brother Doug went on “Today,”
meanwhile, to defend his mom, saying,
"You know, I think moms and dads and kids
agree to disagree all over the world. So why
would our family be any different? 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 Pitt has been openly supportive of
Obama, as well as same sex marriage. He
told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, about
his relationship with fiancée Angelina Jolie,
"I've said that we would not be getting
married until everyone in this country had
the right to get married."

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