ByJancy Richardson, writer at
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Jancy Richardson

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have divorced, and while it's a sad time for their friends, family and fans, their split is a mutual decision made by two willing adults. It's news for people who are interested, and it's news for publications who cover celebrity stories.

Is the Brangelina split front page news for a serious news outlet? That's the issue raised by Susan Sarandon, who tweeted that CNN should have other priorities.

Terence Crutcher was an unarmed man shot dead by police, just one of a wave of innocent black men killed in similar circumstances — obviously a more worrying situation than a celebrity divorce, no matter how much we care about the actors involved.

CNN has now updated their news page to cover the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott — another black man killed since Terence Crutcher was shot on Monday — but have focused on the protests rather than the deaths themselves.

It's not so much CNN covering Brad and Angelina's divorce that's the problem, but the fact that this story would be publicized to the detriment of something more important. Sound off in the comments below.


Should CNN cover celebrity divorce stories?

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Source: Twitter, Telegraph, CNN, Vanity Fair


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