Brad Pitt Jokes: 'I Beat & Starve My Kids!' Is That Funny?

Mon, May 16, 2011 1:32pm EST by Add first Comment

Brad was obviously kidding — we know he’s a great dad to his six kids with Angelina Jolie. But should he be joking about such a serious subject?

Brad Pitt made the wisecrack at a Cannes Film Festival press conference to promote his new movie The Tree of Life, in which he plays an abusive father.

“I beat my kids regularly and it seems to do the trick,” Brad said with a straight face. “And I deprive them of meals.”

Once he’d dropped his act, the 47-year-old, admitted he’s nothing like his nasty character — in fact he was reluctant to take on the role, knowing his children will watch it one day.

He says, “I was a little hesitant about playing the oppressive father. I think about everything I do now my kids are going to see when they grow up and how are they going to feel. But they know me as a dad and know I’m not like that. I hope they’ll just think of me as a pretty, damn-good actor”.

What do you think HollyMoms? Is it OK to joke about sensitive subjects like this?

— Ian Garland

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