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Unbelievable Reactions to Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy

Updated on May 15, 2013
A Twitter user expresses his opinion as to why Angelina underwent the surgery.
A Twitter user expresses his opinion as to why Angelina underwent the surgery.

Angelina Jolie, who is wed to marry longtime boyfriend Brad Pitt who together have six children, recently underwent a double mastectomy after finding out that she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation which drastically increases a woman's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

As of today, recent news reports have reported that Angelina is also planning to remove both her ovaries to avoid the 50% chance of developing ovarian cancer.

These are incredibly brave decisions that Angelina had to make, and I applaud her a thousand times for having the courage to undergo these surgeries and procedures in order to lessen her chances of developing cancer.

"My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87% to under 5%," Angelina said after her double mastectomy. "I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer."

"Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as many others like her, absolutely heroic," Brad said in a statement.

However, this decision, while generally recognized as brave and incredible, is not seen that way to a percentage of people who publicly voiced their opinions on the matter.

@RasberryJacob on Twitter said, "Angelina jolie is gunna cut off her boobs... Well... Brad pitt is gunna be f***ing the nanny."

@BruceReith on Twitter said, "R.I.P. Angelina Jolie's boobs. You had options dummy!"

@RhysWillis93 on Twitter said, "Nutts about #angelinajolie having to cut her t*ts off what a waste of a banging set of boobies"

@Tom_Braider_ on Twitter said, "This will make me sound like an a**hole but I think Angelina Jolie cut off her breasts because recently she wasn't getting enough attention"

@TomTheEritrean on Twitter said, "Just found out what a double mastectomy is :( so now angelina jolie has no breasts at all :("

These are just a few that I found really selfish and uneducated. I suppose this shows that there are some people in the world who don't care about the health of people, but care enough to hop on their Twitter and tell everyone about what they think.

Some people should think about what they're putting out on the Internet before they post -- because at the end of the day, thousands of people will read what you have to say and can hit "Reply" just as quickly as you hit "Send".

"I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer," Jolie said.
"I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer," Jolie said.

What do you think of Angelina's decision to undergo the surgeries?

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