Brad Pitt's mum receives death threats after anti-Obama letter
Brad Pitt's mom Jane has received a series of death threats and other slurs, after a local paper published her letter slamming President Obama and his stand on gay marriage and abortion
“Brad Pitt’s mom, die,” one Twitter post said, 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 said, “Brad Pitt’s mom wrote an anti-gay pro-Romney editorial. Kill the Bitch.”
The venomous tweets erupted after the 48-year-old actor’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 marriage.”
In the letter, the actor’s mother called Romney, “a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality.” Web site WND reached out to Jane about the vicious tweets, saying 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 New York Post quoted the site as saying.
Meanwhile, Brad’s brother Doug went on ‘Today’ 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,” he said.