Brad Pitt has matched his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston’s donation of $1 million to Color of Change, a racial justice organisation.
The “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” actor is deeply involved with the charity due to Aniston and he wanted to match her donation, reported The Mirror.
Both Aniston and Pitt have been deeply affected by the death of George Floyd and they wanted to do their part in the Black Lives Matter movement. Pitt is also said to have attended Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Los Angeles.
“He went to the protests this week and was at her home the day after,” a source said. “They are both very passionate and want to help as much as they can.”
A friend of Aniston’s told The Mirror that Aniston was committed to fighting systemic racism. Since last week, Aniston has been sharing videos on Instagram urging others to wake up and fight racism.
Sharing a clip of writer and activist James Baldwin onto her page, Aniston wrote that “it’s our responsibility to make noise, to demand justice, to educate ourselves on these issues, and more than anything, to spread love. How much more time are we willing to let pass without change? HOW MUCH MORE TIME?”
Pitt and Aniston divorced in 2005 after beung married for five years. Although their marriage ended, Aniston and Pitt remain good friends.
Besides Pitt and Aniston, a number of celebrities have made charitable contributions to organisations fighting racial discrimination.
For instance, Pitt’s ex-wife Angelina Jolie donated $200K to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Drake donated more than $100K to a national bail fund to help Black Live Matter protesters; The Weeknd donated $500K to various causes; J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot pledged to donate $10 million to organizations such as Black Futures Lab, Black Lives Matter LA, Equal Justice Initiative, Know Your Rights Camp, and Community Coalition; Jordan Peele and Monkeypaw Productions donated $1 million to various organisations including Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective, Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative, Fair Fight, Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project.