Brad Pitt has a lot to say about toxic masculinity amid abuse allegations

Brad Pitt He is at an important moment in his career. After her divorce from Angelina Jolie and vague reports of an incident on the family’s private plane in 2016, Hollywood he was more than happy to keep him in the fold; he won his first Oscar as an actor in 2020 and has experienced continued success in front of and behind the camera.

But as more worrying details emerge about the altercation with Jolie — most recently, allegations that he physically and verbally assaulted not only his wife, but some of their children — he is now being forced to be more proactive in laundering your reputation.

This seems to include many “sources close to Pitt” that discredit Jolie, but there are also outspoken actions to demonstrate their progressive views, such as producing women-focused rape and abuse stories She Said and Women Talking, launching a genderless skincare. line, wearing a skirt to the premiere of Bullet Train and now, launching a collective art exhibition with Nick Cave and Thomas Houseago.

Pitt’s art, he tells the Financial Times, is deeply personal. “It’s about self-reflection. I was looking at my own life and really focusing on owning my own shit: where I was complicit in the failures in my relationships, where I went wrong.he shares, alluding to his difficulties with divorce.

“For me, it was born out of owning what I call a radical inventory of self, being really brutally honest with myself and taking into account those I may have hurt.”

Pitt is not the first accused of abuse to profess enlightenment and responsibility in these kinds of terms. It’s hard to judge from the outside whether those terms are genuine or just public face-saving.

For the Financial Times, he denounces toxic masculinity: “It’s exhausting to be anything but who you are. You have to understand, at least where I grew up, we’re more of a Clint Eastwood character; You have everything inside, you are capable, you can deal with anything, you show no weakness. I see that in my dad and in older generations of actors and, man, it’s exhausting.”He says.

“As I get older, I find much comfort in friendships where you can be [completamente tú mismo], and I want that to spread to the outside world. What people think of this: I’m fine. I feel safe here because there is a focus on our struggles as human beings, because it is fraught with danger. And joy too”continues the producer of Blonde . “I realize that I have to walk with the pain that I experience, and I have to walk with the joy, the beauty”.