It is natural, of course, for parents to embarrass their children, from time to time, and in the case of Jane Pitt, that is kind of an understatement. Still, her son Doug Pitt is taking things in stride. As for her other son, Brad, we’re not sure where he stands yet on his mother’s recent anti-LGBT tirade in Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader.
She wrote, in part:
“Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for 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.”
While many in the LGBT Community have been, well, less than pleased, it can sometimes be hard to remember that Brad Pitt is 49 this year, and that makes his mother in, what, her late seventies. There were a lot of people who were furious over the late Ernest Borgnine’s reaction to Broke Back Mountain. It can be hard to accept that there is a lot of virulent homophobia in the older generations. One has to wonder, of course, what her reaction to being the future mother-in-law to the openly bisexual Angelina Jolie will be.
Doug Pitt, who is promoting his new Virgin Mobile ad campaign, sat down with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today in order to discuss, among other things, his mother’s anti-LGBT rant. Doug Pitt stated:
“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, and I think there should be. The bad thing is when it turns into venom and negativity and we don’t have that in our family. It’s open discussion, we can learn from each other … maybe you learn something.”