PUBLIC OPINION > Brangelina's Engagement Is Anticlimactic
SodaHead Celebs 2012/04/16 16:00:00
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been together for seven years, had three kids together, and adopted three more (including Maddox, whom Jolie adopted before they started dating). Still, the A-list couple has been reluctant to show any signs that they might tie the knot. For a while, they said they would wait until gay marriage was legal in all 50 states, but then Pitt remarked that they might be having second thoughts. He said it was important for the kids. Well, they finally put a ring on it last week. We aske the public if this abrupt culmination of years of speculation was as climactic as expected.
We can't say we're too surprised at the results. It's just a celebrity couple, after all. As far as celebrities go -- sure, it's big news. But the vast majority of respondents don't seem to care. In fact, a good portion of celebrity gossip is driven by disinterested consumers expressing how little they care about said gossip. How do you think Kim Kardashian stays in the news? It's a vicious cycle. Still, 30% isn't bad for a tabloid tale. One commenter wrote, "I wish them the best of luck. They are a beautiful couple and have made the right choice in regard to their six children."
Pay No Mind If You're Married
Married voters were less than half as likely to react positively to the news, and we can think of a number of reasons for this. Maybe married people have been rolling their eyes at Brangelina's hesitance this whole time. Maybe they have no interest in living vicariously through some random couple. Maybe they've been unimpressed with Hollywood marriages.
Young People Are More Positive
The age thing could be related to relationship status, but there wasn't just one single drop around marrying age. It bottomed out at around 45 at 11%, then went back up to 28% for the oldest age groups. Maybe a handful of older people decide Hollywood romance isn't such a drag after all. At least it's something.
Called Out by the Gay Community
As much as Pitt and Jolie tried to stick up for the gay community, they couldn't go through with their promise. Equality California has publicly backed the engagement, but based on these results, the gay community isn't too thrilled. They were 13% less likely to offer a positive response.
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