Movie star Angelina Jolie, who recently underwent a preventative double mastectomy, got blasted by an outspoken New Jersey teacher with a strong family history of breast cancer.
“It upset me,” Debbie Gentile-Abbood said in a NYPost.com article, of her reaction to the movie star’s announcement that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy. “That’s good for her; she’s got the best health care and she’s got money. She doesn’t have to worry about taking off of work. She doesn’t have to worry about taking care of her family, cooking or cleaning — the things that the normal woman would have to do.”
Jolie, who revealed her news on Tuesday in the New York Times, went forth with the procedure because she has a mutated BRCA1 gene, (which according to the National Cancer Institute is a tumor suppressor), and is known to raise a woman's risk of breast and ovarian cancers.