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Brad Pitt Jumps On the 'Occupy' Bandwagon

Monday, 14 Nov 2011 11:13 AM

By James Hirsen

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Brad Pitt was in Japan this past week talking to reporters and promoting his latest film, “Moneyball.”

The actor and "1 percenter" gave the Occupy Wall Street protestors a proverbial pat on the back while simultaneously sounding off on the American financial system.

"I think what you're seeing in America is questioning a system that has not served us very well," Pitt said, adding that it is "a system that . . . is defined for corporate lobbyists instead of the best needs for the people and people are feeling screwed a little bit there."

Pitt joins other wealthy Hollywood A-listers who have lent their support to the Occupiers, including actor-director George Clooney, rapper Kanye West, actor Alec Baldwin, and comedian Russell Brand.

Pitt also offered some advice to the protestors in which he urged them to not merely complain, but to come up with some solutions as well.

"The most important thing is, really, not just getting swept up in the fervor of a fight. If you're feeling marginalized and frustrated, sometimes the release of a fight can pacify for the moment,” Pitt said.

“But beyond that, really understanding the details, really understanding the systemic problems — and you can't stop there — really looking for solutions. And if you're going to say one guy's bad, you've got to back it up with 'This is how we fix it.'"


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