Brad Pitt reacts to Melissa Etheridge`s Angelina Jolie double mastectomy comments

Washington: Brad Pitt has come out in defence of Angelina Jolie after Melissa Etheridge criticized her decision to get a preventative double mastectomy.

Etheridge recently told The Washington Blade that she felt Jolie made the most fearful choice one can make when confronting anything with cancer.

At the `World War Z` premiere in New York City on Monday, the 49-year-old actor told Us Weekly that he hadn`t heard about Etheridge`s interview until just before the red carpet event, Us magazine reported.

The actor said he`s not sure about the comment, but asserted that Melissa`s an old friend of him and he will talk to her on the phone.

Etheridge, who herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, said that she wouldn`t call Jolie`s decision a brave choice.