Melissa Etheridge Disses Angelina Jolie For Double Mastectomy

Mon, June 17, 2013 5:47pm EDT by 34 Comments
Melissa Etheridge Angelina Jolie Mastectomy
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Francie Griffith

Posted at 5:49 PM on January 27, 2014  

Melissa Ethridge sounds like a self-righteous cunt.

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Susan

Posted at 9:04 PM on August 14, 2013  

Shame on Melissa Etheridge for being so judgmental. Medical treatments and healthcare are very personal decisions, and who is she to say what constitutes courage or fear? How about giving Angelina Jolie kudos for being proactive? I guess she’s more concerned about giving herself a pat on the back than a thumbs up to personal freedom.

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Irene

Posted at 7:22 AM on August 10, 2013  

Unbelievable… my sister has gone through the exact same thing, and also had her ovaries taken out. The side effects are not pleasant. Unlike rich celebrities she can’t afford help with house and kids. I fully supported her decision, and salute her bravery. Sad how some people apparently speak before they think.

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Stephanie

Posted at 10:34 AM on July 22, 2013  

Angelina did not have much breast to lose. I also think its a insult to woman who can’t afford everything that goes into it. To me Angelina is doing what she does best showing off. Sorry

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Jules

Posted at 12:26 AM on August 3, 2013  

So your sorry for being uniformed and ignorant? Apology accepted!

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Francie Griffith

Posted at 7:42 PM on January 27, 2014  

Stephanie, I have faced cancer three times, and if I had the choice to have prevented it available I would have done so! Only a seething jealous troll would deny someone something based on the fact they had the means!You are a douche nozzle. Had to be said.

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Brave?

Posted at 12:24 PM on July 13, 2013  

There is nothing brave with it. Even if you remove your breasts you can still get cancer, i’m amazed how many people there are on this earth that spends more time Facebooking instead of learning. Cancer comes from various different things, and if you don’t get rid of the real cause you can, as i said, still get cancer.

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Wendy

Posted at 12:38 PM on July 2, 2013  

More than brave or fearful, Angelina’s choice was intelligent. I don’t think she came up with the word brave; she just chose to be proactive. When you know what your chances are, why not use a preventive approach. I think it was very wise of her. I commend her for it and don’t understand why people would judge her or put how doing it would make “them” feel on her. With geneology out there and being able to find out if you have the BRCA gene, why wouldn’t anyone do that, then make their own choice. Try 23andme.

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Juda jolie

Posted at 12:56 PM on June 23, 2013  

No Melissa is not out of line. It was the right choice for Angelina; however that does not mean it is the right choice for everyone else. Melissa is right, critical thought is important. Think it through. Melissa is right about STRESS, read up on it. Stress causes a chain reaction within the body, it is not made up,, the body has a reaction to it. Stress is meant for times of survival but when one gets stuck in the AUTO stress mode it becomes lethal. Do not get stuck in one mind set or propaganda. After all Angelina is human she is not a god; don’t be a sheep be a wolf and think for yourselves.

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momo

Posted at 6:45 PM on June 18, 2013  

at least she wo’nt suffer like you had experienced

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Sab

Posted at 9:44 AM on June 18, 2013  

It seems melissa need some attention ? Is a new CD out or something like that ? It’s absolutly not her business what Angie did and i think Angie was brave and smart to do that. Melissa would have done the same if she would have known about that gene before. Sorry for melissa that she had breast cancer, but what is with million other people who have/had cancer ? melissa sounds like if she would be the only brave person in the world. …but i’m sure she ism’t interrested what Angie or other people did, it was only to be in the media again…….

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Bob White

Posted at 9:39 AM on June 18, 2013  

Melissa Ethridge is hardly a spokesperson for anything, except maybe Skanks United.

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Juda jolie

Posted at 12:58 PM on June 23, 2013  

So you don’t think there is any validity in what she says about stress and cancer?

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noah

Posted at 10:20 PM on June 17, 2013  

People in angelina family had it and she decided to get a double mastectomy so she wouldn’t get it and it probably was fear based….fear based on getting it and leaving her children motherless so its good that she did it this shouldn’t even be a topic now she doesn’t have to worry about anything….so I call it a brave choice to.

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Katie

Posted at 10:08 PM on June 17, 2013  

No doubt one of the Brangeloonies stealin’ Tamsin name from Just Jared site.

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Katie

Posted at 10:01 PM on June 17, 2013  

Want to add –well-said Megan! I just read your comment and you are exemplary of the brave and heroic. Best wishes of good health always.

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Tamsin

Posted at 9:44 PM on June 17, 2013  

I’m sorry but this is none of Melissa’s business. AJ made the right decision for her to ensure that her kids weren’t left without a mother & she went about it in the bravest way possible. Honestly, I don’t need to hear Melissa’s bitterness, it’s getting old…

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Juda jolie

Posted at 1:00 PM on June 23, 2013  

Katie you do realize AJ minimized her chances of cancer. There’s a chance she could still get cancer….. Melissa is not being bitter, she is giving another perspective. What is wrong with that?

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Katie

Posted at 9:43 PM on June 17, 2013  

Agree with Melissa–jolies decision was fear-based. Jolie has a right to do what works for her and I wish her well, but the hero title should be reserved for those like Melissa who have faced the real battle.

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juju

Posted at 8:10 PM on June 17, 2013  

Did Melissa realize Angelina’s aunt (mothers sister) just died from cancer! It’s a SMART/ LOGICAL decision based on NUMBERS!

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Megan

Posted at 8:08 PM on June 17, 2013  

I am currently battling non Hodgkin lymphoma and breast cancer now. I have chosen an alternative route and will not be using chemo or radiation for personal reasons. I watched my father die from lung cancer and my brother receive conventional treatment for non Hodgkin lymphoma too. Everyone has the right to choose for themselves what treatment options suits their own body and mind set. However, since Ms Jolie’s decision was made public I will comment as I can not agree that such an operation is a protocol worth following. This was a drastic measure to take for a problem that might never eventuate and I don’t think that to be a good message to send to the public. Like Melissa Etheridge I believe it to have been a decision based on fear rather than bravery and at worst an act bordering on self mutilation. After all she wasn’t diagnosed with cancer ~ just a propensity for it. That’s a big difference. To base a decision that means invasive surgery on the presumption that one may get cancer is alarmingly excessive. I don’t think her decision to be a laudable act nor do I think Ms Jolie brave. Uninformed is a word that better comes to my mind. To suffer from cancer is something completely different and those walking thru that “valley of the shadow of death” are the ones truly brave.

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ANON

Posted at 8:17 PM on June 17, 2013  

She watched her mother dying from breast cancer, and her aunt died because of it days after Angelina did the surgery. She might be afraid, but if you can prevent it, why would you not if it’s almost 90% you will have cancer? It’s normal to be afraid, and it’s also normal for human beings do everything they can to live and survive. IT’S RACIONAL.

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Guest

Posted at 8:54 PM on June 17, 2013  

My brother personified his blood cancer, by name. SOB, to be exact. He always said, I’m going to beat the odds and beat this SOB. I’d call him and ask how the SOB was doing, etc., etc.; for him at least, I think it served to rally him. Well, he did beat that SOB. So I say this to you, with the best intentions, “You go and beat this SOB, Megan!” I’m rooting for you. You are correct. Those who have walked in that valley are the courageous ones. I’m glad you wrote in.

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Juda jolie

Posted at 1:03 PM on June 23, 2013  

Megan, thanks for sharing your story and your point of view. i think it is important for the public to hear from those whom are at war with cancer. You are right, she was not even diagnosed with cancer. In my opinion, I think Angelina should have kept this one to herself.

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Guest

Posted at 8:00 PM on June 17, 2013  

Yes, Angie fears cancer. She fears dying young and leaving her children without a mother. IMO, she faced that fear, took control and bravely decided to under go the operation.

Melissa feared cancer as well. She seems to be arguing the word choice. She probably feels she is the braver one because she has chosen to take a chance and face the cancer risk head-on, taking control in a different way, I feel, however, that her way could be a foolish risk. Melissa has children, too. If she were my mom, I’d beg her to reconsider. If Melissa had lost her mom young, and shortly after that, her aunt, she may have had a change of heart.

That being said, I’d have to research that gene defect to answer these questions: Are there different variants of the gene defect? Was Jolie’s particular variant riskier than Melissa’s? I personally would want to eliminate my cancer risk with such high odds, particularly the silent killer, ovarian cancer. My vote goes to Angie — yet I remain Team Jen :)

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Meete

Posted at 7:33 PM on June 17, 2013  

I agree Angelinaś decision was not necessarily a brave decision but a smart decision. Melissa should mind her own business.

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noah

Posted at 7:10 PM on June 17, 2013  

Melissa needs to be quiet angelina did it to make sure she can live longer for her kids nothing wrong with that.

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jean vie

Posted at 6:53 PM on June 17, 2013  

it’s true❗it’s bec of fear. you will do anything to get rid of that cancer. Angelina Jolie, was not diagnosed of cancer. she went to her doctor to have a check in, since she has a history, she
decided to get rid of her breast before it become a cancer. she did it bec of fear, it’s not bec
she is brave!!!!!

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lydia lunes

Posted at 12:29 AM on June 18, 2013  

She was brave to face her fear. Talk when you go through the same situation

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Marchia Dolbow

Posted at 6:33 PM on June 17, 2013  

What Angie did wuz save herself from heart break later down the road! She is amazing! Now she will never have tell her kidz or Brad that she has breast cancer!! So i am team angie all the way!! So but out melissa! Angie did the right thing for her family!!

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olivia

Posted at 6:31 PM on June 17, 2013  

I AGREE WITH BOTH OF YOU-FOR ONCE MELISSA CAN SHUT UPWHAT SHE SAID WAS OUT OF LINE,ANGELINA HAVING THE PREVENTIVE DOUBLE MASTECTOMY WAS A GOOD IDEA!

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Don't put your hands on me!

Posted at 6:10 PM on June 17, 2013  

Melissa can call it whatever she wants, but I’m sure if she could’ve saved herself all the pain and suffering, she would’ve done it in a heartbeat!
I’m sure it was fear that led to AJ getting the surgery, but it was also a brave thing for her to do. She made the decision for her kids, because she wants to be there for them for a long,long time.ME is entitled to her opinion. But AJ did what was best for herself and her family.

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Gail Fuhlman

Posted at 12:16 AM on June 18, 2013  

I so agree with you about AJ decision, and not ME, and by the way no one has asked her for her opinion, about someone else life. She isn’t in AJ shoes.

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ELVIS PRESLEY

Posted at 5:51 PM on June 17, 2013  

mellisa you are a gay lesbian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what do you care what straight people want???????????? but out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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