Here's Why The Jennifer Aniston 'New York Post' Cover Has People Upset
Some people just can't seem leave to Jennifer Aniston out of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce. When Brangelina's shocking split spread like wildfire Tuesday there were many who immediately expressed their feelings over the end of their marriage by including Aniston in the narrative. From memes to Rachel Green GIFs, the way the former Friends star was inserted into Pitt and Jolie's divorce was frustrating to say the least. Well, one particular publication took it to a whole new level on Wednesday. If you've yet to see it, The New York Post's cover featured Jennifer Aniston laughing. The outlet also shared the following caption on Twitter: "Jennifer Aniston knew Brangelina would end one day." Even though some people joked about Aniston following the Brangelina divorce news, as you can imagine there are many fans who are not happy about Aniston's name being brought up. Here's why many people are mad about the New York Post cover.
It's been 11 years since Aniston and Pitt divorced. That's right, it's been over a decade since the huge story broke about the beloved celebrity couple breaking up. At the time, it was big news when the two divorced, especially since it was around the same time of Pitt and Jolie's 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. There were rumors that Pitt left Aniston for Jolie, which is something many still can't stop talking about. However, in December 2008, Pitt revealed that he did fall in love with Jolie on set, but maintained that the two did not start anything romantic until after he separated from Aniston.
Whatever the case, there were and still are many who blame Jolie for Pitt and Aniston's split and take Aniston's side, which is why people continue to insert her into the mix. They still see her as the victim, but tend to forget that she's clearly moved on from it all. Again, it's been 11 years, and Aniston is now happily married to Justin Theroux.
The Post deciding to use a massive photo of Aniston laughing is another example of how the Emmy-winning actor can't escape from her ex-husband. No more than anyone else does, I'm sure Aniston doesn't want to be viewed as a victim or someone who needs to be pitied, which is exactly why people are getting so upset about her inclusion on the cover. Furthermore, she is being thrust into the middle of Jolie and Pitt's divorce without her permission, and she is someone who literally wrote an op-ed about how women are covered in the media. Why can't she be left alone to live her life without making a headline for a divorce that doesn't involve her?
As you can see here, Twitter users are speaking out about the NY Posts' cover:
It's OK to root for Aniston and back her up, but it's time to let her story be her own and not one that includes Brangelina.
Bustle has reached out to the New York Post for additional comment on the cover choice, but has not yet received a response.