Brad Pitt Responds to Melissa Etheridge’s Comments on Angelina

Paul Warner/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge raised some eyebrows with her recent interview in the Washington Blade, in which she stated that Angelina Jolie had made the "most fearful" choice, and not the "brave" choice, by having a double mastectomy.  Now, Angelina's partner Brad Pitt has responded to Etheridge's comments.  Sort of.

When asked by Us Weekly magazine what he thought about Melissa's comments, Pitt said, "I don't know. Somebody just said that."  He added, "Melissa's an old friend of mine. I'm sure we'll talk on the phone. I don't know what it is."

When Pitt says he and Etheridge are old friends, he's not kidding: he invited Melissa to perform at his wedding to Jennifer Aniston, and for a while, he was even rumored to be the biological father of Etheridge's two oldest children with her ex-partner, Julie Cypher.

In the meantime, Etheridge has issued a statement clarifying her remarks.  "I don't have any opinion of what she 'should have' done. All are free to choose," she said. "I only objected to the term 'brave' describing it."

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