Brad Pitt - Brad Pitt On Legalizing Gay Marriage And Drugs
Brad Pitt's political and moral leanings, if they weren't before, are abundantly clear now. Equality is what he stands for, and he believes celebrities should use their enhanced status for good.
Speaking to MTV on a press day ahead of the release of Killing Them Softly, his upcoming gangster crime thriller, Pitt spoke about such issues. "Equality, absolutely, that's what defines us. It's what makes us great," Pitt said when asked about what he thinks about Maine, Maryland and Washington legalizing gay marriage. "If it doesn't sit well with your religion, let your God sort it out in the end, but that's us. We're equal." He is, however, cloudy on the link between the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, which has made by some sections of the media. "I don't understand that," he said, explaining that that the two issues, while very different, are deserved of similar levels of media coverage. "I do believe that we should be responsible for our own choices in talking about the drug laws, and that the drug war is an ultimate failure and that the billions and billions of dollars that we've committed to it, there's got to be a better way. I don't believe in incarceration over education -- don't get me started. But there's real damage to drugs; that is not the same as with gay marriage. Since the last round [of elections], they've been linked in every article. I find that curious."
For all his public openness regarding the hot topics, Pitt isn't looking forward to having the drugs chat with his own kids. "I think there's an age of understanding and there's a reason why there are no old drug addicts: It either kills you or you get out," he said. "I'm going to leave it at that point right there."