Brad Pitt's mother Jane has been targeted with death threats online after a letter she wrote last week to a Missouri newspaper, opposing same-sex marriage and President Barack Obama's re-election, was published to much fanfare.
A Twitter user nicknamed I Bleed Gaga wrote, "BRAD PITT'S MOM WROTE AN ANTI-GAY PRO-ROMNEY EDITORIAL. KILL THE B****," while another named Sandy Kownacka wrote, "Brad Pitt's mom, die."
Other comments: "F*** you, brad pitt's mom, the gay community made your kid a star, you whacko," and, "Brad Pitt's mom is a dumb c***."
Contacted by the website WND, Jane said she was no longer commenting to the media on the incident.
As we previously reported, the Springfield News-Leader's July 3 edition featured a response letter written by the A-lister's mom in which she disagreed with a previous published letter saying presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's Mormon beliefs should keep him from the Oval Office.
Jane -- calling herself "a Christian who differs with the Mormon religion" -- wrote in response, "Any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon."
Jane wrote "any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney's opponent, Barack Hussein Obama -- a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright's church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage."
Jane's comments are in stark contrast to her famous son, who has said that he and partner Angelina Jolie would not marry until same sex marriage is the law of the land.