Brooke Burke-Charvet criticizes Melissa Etheridge's decision to slam Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Brooke Burke-Charvet is speaking out against Melissa Etheridge after the “Come to my Window” singer slammed Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a double mastectomy calling the decision “fearful.”

Burke-Charvet, who previously opened up about her own battle with thyroid cancer, tells E!, "I feel like to comment on somebody else's decision and their motivation and to criticize it in any way feels really inappropriate for me.”

"And I bite my tongue because Angelina is not a personal friend and I can't speak about her experience, but doing something electively to avoid greats odds that you can have a fatal disease, not only is it brave, but I think it's pretty intelligent."

Etheridge, who is also a cancer survivor, touched on Jolie’s recent admission to undergo a double mastectomy after finding out she has the faulty gene BRCA1 in an interview with The Washington Blade. “I wouldn’t call it the brave choice… I actually think it's the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer,” she told the newspaper.

Jolie’s fiancé Brad Pitt also reacted to Etheridge’s comments, saying "I think it's an individual decision and I found it very empowering instead of scary…We experienced the exact opposite."

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