Occupy Wall Street has its fair share of celebrity supporters, including many whom have gone down to Zuccotti Park to check out the encampment. And while their mission extends far past kudos from Hollywood, they just received one of their biggest movie star endorsements.
Brad Pitt, as star of this fall’s “Moneyball,” has done a lot of talking about rethinking baseball’s financial system, but in doing so, he’s also made a lot of allusions to broader fiscal issues. In a press conference to promote the film in Japan earlier this week, Pitt brought up the OWS protestors as necessary agents of change.
“I think what you’re seeing in America is questioning a system that has not served us very well,” the star said. “A system that, I mean for example, is defined for corporate lobbyists instead of the best needs for the people and people are feeling screwed a little bit there.”
Pitt went on to comment, in a seeming allusion to OWS, that those protesting a system need to have answers, too.