Pinsky apologized to the Hollywood power couple today after proclaiming that Brangelina was heading for a split of “nuclear” proportions because of Jolie’s purported “drug addiction” and Brad’s unemotional response to relationships.
Pinsky now says his comments were taken out of context and he never intended them to be publicized, although he made them in an interview with a media outlet, The Huffington Post.
“These comments were taken completely out of context [and] they were never meant to be printed,” he told gossip Web site RadarOnline.
Shockingly, Pinsky acknowledged he did not have any direct knowledge about the couple’s relationship before rendering his devastating professional opinion.
“I do not know Brad or Angelina [and] I certainly don’t want to be saying things that could be perceived as hurtful for them, or harmful for them in any way,” he said.
“I’m deeply concerned and apologetic and apologize for these comments that were taken out of context.”
Pinsky, a celebrity drug addiction specialist who stars in the cable television show, “Celebrity Rehab,” singled out Jolie’s alleged past heroin addiction as a “huge problem” in the relationship.
Pinsky subscribes to the view that once an addict, always an addict.
“There’s no such thing as ‘I was a heroin addict.’ That doesn’t exist in nature. Something is going on with [her] addiction. Or she’s in recovery,” he told the Huffington Post. “And I don’t see any evidence that’s the case.
He also said, “They’re constantly creating things to weld themselves together,” apparently referring to their six children.
“There will be some sort of meltdown that will be phenomenal when it does happen.”
Of course, Pinsky could just be playing the odds, since most celebrity couples eventually split up.
Pinsky said he was just speaking hypothetically, and was using the Hollywood A-Listers as an illustration of couples who have issues.
“I could not be more upset and disturbed that these things were printed as though I was making some sort of categorical analysis of people I really don’t know.'”
Although Pinsky is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California, he is only board certified as an internist, according to a popular bio.
Indeed, Pinsky professionalism and ethics are certainly subject to question.