Shame on you, flip flops! No one messes with Brad Pitt’s face without getting a scolding.

On Saturday (April 25) night, the actor spoke at a benefit for Autism Speaks and people couldn’t help but notice that he had a nasty bruise on his face. Obviously needing to explain what harmed one of Hollywood’s most prized possessions, the actor revealed to People what went down.

“This is what happens when you try to run up steps in the dark, with your arms full, wearing flip flops,” says Pitt “Turns out if you then try to stop your forward momentum with your face, the result is road rash.”

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Thankfully, Pitt isn’t the type to sit down and take a flip flop beating. Instead of cowering in defeat and hiding in the darkness, the actor put on a brave face and showed up to the event as planned.

“I wasn’t going to miss the Autism Speaks benefit the night after,” says Pitt. “Wonderful people and I was honored to be a part of this important event.”

Flip flops, think of this as a warning. A very stern warning.

Posted by:Casey Rackham