Dr. Drew Apologizes To Brad & Angelina For Predicting Their Demise

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Yesterday you may have read a rant from Dr. Drew, in which he predicted Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie would break up in a "nuclear eruption." Well, he's offered an apology! Via tabloidy gossip mongers Radar Online.

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And Dr. Drew is sorry. Sorry about calling Angelina a heroin addict? Sorry he said she had a "demeaning attitude towards other people's emotions"? Maybe! But definitely sorry the public found out about it.

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In a video interview with Radar Online, the good doctor explains: "These comments were taken completely out of context (and) they were never meant to be printed."

So he said what he said, he just didn't want us to know about it? Right. "Categorically these comments were not supposed to be in the public discourse," he claims. "I don't know these people, I don't know the facts." Ahem.

And:

"Literally as though one was speculating, just going through an exercise of speculation and not some sort of analysis that was supposed to be factual or for public discourse... I could not be more upset and disturbed that these things were printed as though I was making some sort of categorical analysis of people I really don't know."

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And just in case Brad and Angie are actually taking time out of their busy schedule of jet-setting and child wrangling to log on to Radar and watch this apology, Dr. Drew adds: "I wish them the best, I hope they do well, enjoy the holidays with their kids and have a nice time." Merry Christmas!

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. Drew Apologizes To Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie — 'I Wish You No Ill' [Radar Online]
Earlier: Dr. Drew Predicts Brad & Angelina Will Split In Epic Meltdown

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DISCUSSION

I'm not saying that Dr. Drew is a modest individual or that, based on his observations, his statements are right/wrong (they seem to have merit). Nor do I know what medical ethics prescribe (although the "who does not treat so-and-so", seems to be an oft-used phrase, so I guess it's okay?). I will relay that, according to the HuffPost, where the quotes came from, "Dr. Drew Pinsky...shared these and other revelations with us at Milk Studios in Hollywood last week..."

We all say things in confidence that we mean, yet know are not appropriate to make public. But, you talk to a media outlet, especially one that will write ridiculously sensationalistic headlines for click-throughs, and the expectation should be that you WILL get quoted. He should be smarter than that.

In a very technical sense, he likely has a point that the quotes are out of context. I'm sure he was answering a direct question (one that is not included in the original article). The brief post almost leaves the impression that HuffPost stopped by and Dr. Drew just randomly and suddenly chose to give his two cents on them. Perhaps next time someone asks for his two cents on a celeb, he will consider declining to comment.