Why Are We Making The Brangelina Divorce News About Jennifer Aniston?September 20, 2016
Angelina Jolie has reportedly filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt.
Like clockwork, the internet is alive with opinions.
As far as we know, the Jolie-Pitt marriage involved two people — yet many are tweeting about Jennifer Aniston's imagined reaction to the news.
"Oh, I know." pic.twitter.com/ysPsgFYq8r— Brice Sander (@bricesander) September 20, 2016
Why are we bringing Aniston into this, anyway?
Why is Jennifer Aniston trending over #Brangelina's divorce? Why do women have to be defined by relationships that ended a decade ago? 🤔— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) September 20, 2016
One Twitter user thinks it has to do with projecting real-life relationship drama onto celebrities.
I understand identifying with celebrities and enjoying gossip. It's something I enjoy writing about.— Angelica Jade (@angelicabastien) September 20, 2016
But sometimes the way we project onto celebs and their real life drama tips into unhealthy levels.— Angelica Jade (@angelicabastien) September 20, 2016
Mixed with a touch of sexism.
The "other woman deserving everyone's scorn" is a lie men propagate so that their asses don't get as much heat for cheating.— Angelica Jade (@angelicabastien) September 20, 2016
When our society talks about cheating, a common theme revolves around blaming the "other woman," while the unfaithful party fades into the background.
But after more than a decade of drama and shade, maybe it's time for all of us to just let it go.
During my tenure as a showbiz journalist we planned for this breaking world news. Now I just wish all the best for their family. #brangelina— Nursery Whines (@NurseryWhines) September 20, 2016