Angelina Jolie revealed in an essay for the NY Times today that she recently underwent a double masectomy as a preventative measure. Discovering she carried the deadly BRCA1 gene she made the decision to face it head on. She will continue to document her journey in this through the Pink Lotus Breast Cancer site.
There has been an out-pouring of reactions from celebrity women, praising and showing their support for the actress via Twitter. Here are the Top 10.
BRAVO Angelina Jolie "Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on" nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opi…
— Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia) May 14, 2013
Project Runway's Nina Garcia applauds Jolie and quotes her as well... a pretty phenomenal quote about life's challenges. Bravo indeed.
Angelina Jolie reveals double mastectomy. Proud of her for using her incredible platform to educate women: nyti.ms/19l8bbZ
— Giuliana Rancic (@GiulianaRancic) May 14, 2013
Giuliana Rancic posts the story, revealing how proud she is of Jolie for helping in the education of women on breast cancer. She, herself, underwent a double masectomy, which she made very public as well in an effort to educate women.
Huge prayers for Angelina Jolie & her family as she convalesces & bravo for raising awareness! #GetWellSoonAngie
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) May 14, 2013
Octavia Spencer shares her prayers for the Jolie-Pitts and applause for Jolie bringing awareness to the cause.
Much respect & for sharing in classy way: Angelina Jolie on why she had a double mastectomy & how it can save lives: nyti.ms/19l8bbZ
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) May 14, 2013
Elizabeth Banks shares her thoughts, thanking Jolie for making the community aware and how the procedure can save lives.
God I hate myself .... I wish I was Angelina Jolie for 24 hours... and I wouldn't be spending the day with the kids
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) May 4, 2013
Kirstie Alley shows her affinity for the actress in her own quirky way.
Celebrities Have Spoken Out On Twitter To Show Their Support.
Angelina Jolie blowing my mind with her bravery in the NY Times this morning. I'd add the link but it's not letting me -NYtimes.com
— Minnie Driver (@driverminnie) May 14, 2013
Minnie Driver praises Jolie for her courage to be so vocal about the ordeal.
Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene: nyti.ms/19l8bbZ
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) May 14, 2013
Katie Couric posts the article in an effort to bring awareness as well.
— Lea Thompson (@LeaKThompson) May 14, 2013
Lea Thompson not only thinks Jolie is a brave woman, but a cool one as well.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 14, 2013
A post about Angelina Jolie's story on the Alyssa Milano twitter account.
Angelina Jolie wrote about testing positive for the cancer gene and getting a double mastectomy. What would you do? bthny.com/12xk7FA
— Bethenny Frankel (@Bethenny) May 14, 2013
Bethenny Frankel posts the story and asks readers what they would do in the same situation.