Brad Pitt did not really think Angelina Jolieâs recent trip to Iraq was a âpublicity stunt,â despite a report. Gossip Cop has learned that he has never taken an issue with her humanitarian efforts and remains supportive of her endeavors. We can also explain why this false story makes little sense.
According to RadarOnline, Jolie may have had âmore than helping refugees on her mindâ when she visited Mosul last weekend. A so-called âsourceâ is quoted as saying, âBrad used to admire Angieâs humanitarian work, but is now more suspicious of her true motivations.â This supposed snitch claims Pitt wasnât âsurprisedâ that Jolie went on the trip the same weekend he celebrated Fatherâs Day with their children.
The siteâs alleged tipster goes on to contend that with Jolie âfumingâ over their summer custody agreement being leaked, âshe probably hoped the trip to Iraq would deflect negative coverage of her.â The questionable insider further maintains, âBrad thinks a lot of her work is only to benefit her own ego.â But Gossip Cop spoke with a Pitt confidante, who shared on the condition of anonymity, âHe has never criticized any of her trips [and] wouldnât start now.â
In fact, E! Online reported earlier this week about Pitt and Jolieâs ongoing divorce, âHe hopes to keep things civil with AngelinaâŠ They had a pretty dramatic year and he wants things to remain calm in the future.â It doesnât make sense then that heâd use a âsourceâ close to him to trash Jolie through a gossip blog and question her humanitarian efforts.
But thatâs not the only reason this narrative is problematic. The website admits that Jolieâs trip âhad been planned before the custody deal was leaked,â which goes against the whole theory that she only went on the mission to âdeflect negative coverageâ after the details of the agreement went public. Additionally, prior to the trip, People reported that Jolie was âdoing great,â and specifically noted that her then-upcoming mission was organized by the United Nations and timed to World Refugee Day.
Indeed, beyond just going to Mosul, Jolie also wrote an opinion column for the Huffington Post. She marks World Refugee Day in some way every year, such as speaking at the United Nations World Refugee Day ceremony in Washington, as she did in 2009. That, of course, was years before she and Pitt split. Unsurprisingly, RadarOnline doesnât mention any of this in its story.
Of course, it is arguable that Jolieâs image benefits from these goodwill endeavors, and that they burnish her reputation regardless of what may be going on in her personal life. But itâs illogical to connect this latest trip to problems with Pitt when it very obviously was timed for an annual event that she marks every year. And considering that the actor is well aware of this, the premise that heâs questioning her motives for going on this mission doesnât hold up.
Again, as noted above, Gossip Cop is told Pitt doesnât take issue at all with Jolieâs humanitarian projects and never has. But considering this is all coming from the same site that wrongly claimed Pitt and Jolie were on the verge of getting back together last December, weâre not surprised more untruths are being peddled.
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