November 14th, 2011
10:39 AM ET
While promoting “Moneyball” in Japan, E! News reports that Brad Pitt had some words of wisdom regarding the Occupy Wall Street protests. His advice? Keep going, learn the issues and come up with a plan.
Americans are questioning a “system that has not served us very well,” Pitt explained to Tokyo reporters of the current movement. He described a system “defined for corporate lobbyists instead of the best needs for the people, and people are feeling screwed a little bit there."
The father of six also stressed that OWS protesters need to keep their momentum. "The most important thing," he said, is "not just getting swept up in the fervor of a fight. If you're feeling marginalized and frustrated, sometimes the release of a fight can pacify for the moment."
But, Pitt went on, it's not enough to simply demonstrate. He also encouraged those involved to educate themselves on the issues and propose practical solutions. "If you're going to say one guy's bad, you've got to back it up with 'This is how we fix it,'" he said.
Do you think the "Moneyball" actor is on point with his advice?
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