Sophia Bush, Susan Sarandon Urge “Priorities” Over Brangelina Divorce Stories
As Gossip Cop has reported, the pop culture world was rocked on Tuesday with the news that Jolie had filed for divorce from Pitt after more than 10 years together and two years of marriage. Long-ago dubbed “Brangelina,” the nickname became a trending topic on social media both in the U.S. and worldwide as fans discussed the unexpected breakup. Celebrities, too, reacted to Jolie and Pitt divorcing on Twitter.
But Bush and Sarandon are taking issue with some aspects of the split coverage. First, Bush objected to outlets and fans who have dragged Pitt’s ex, Jennifer Aniston, into the conversation about his new divorce. She retweeted an Attn: article, which was posted on Twitter with the message, “#Brangelina is over, but everyone is talking about the wrong person.”
“I CONCUR,” Bush wrote with her retweet. “Can we please stop making people’s present tragedies about the perceived past injuries of people who don’t give a sh*t anymore?” A follower replied, “1.5 BILLION birds have been lost and bees are almost decimated globally. These are the only birds and bees I care about.” Bush agreed, saying, “SAME. Same same same.”
Meanwhile, Sarandon tweeted a screengrab of the CNN.com homepage, which prominently featured a photo of Jolie and Pitt with the headline “It’s Over” as its main story (see below). She wrote with the tweet, “.@CNN Priorities. #TerrenceCrutcher.”
As Gossip Cop reported earlier, Crutcher, an unarmed black man, was killed by police in Tulsa a few days ago. CNN does mention that disturbing story on its homepage, but in a list of smaller headlines. Bush saw Sarandon’s tweet and reposted it, writing, “Also, THIS.” Bush also included the applause emoji.
One Twitter user wrote back to both actresses, “@SophiaBush @SusanSarandon @CNN I mean it’s not like anything important like Obama giving his final address to the UN is happening oh wait..” Bush replied, “Also THIS. Yes. @USUN.” CNN has not responded to the criticism of its news judgment.
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) September 20, 2016