Angelina Jolie Could Be 'Starving' for Most Absurd Reason


angelina jolieI give Angelina Jolie a lot of credit. She does a lot of work with UNICEF, and for women, and for starving kids, etc. etc., but that lady is one odd bird. Supposedly -- supposedly -- the real reason Brad Pitt's non-wife is extra rail-thin these days is because she actually is starving herself. For the children.

A source "close to Angelina" recently told US Weekly that the actress “puts herself on fasts to make statements for the children she visits.” They added, "She says, 'If they can’t eat, I can’t eat.' She does different cleanses from around the world. It’s very dramatic, but that’s how she gets."

I don't know about you, but that makes perfect sense to me!

If this is true -- and Lord knows if it is -- it's absurd. Angelina does and has a ton of things children in third world countries don't. Like electricity and working toilets. Does she stop using those also? And while she's at it, she may as well quit wearing all those expensive, fancy dresses on the red carpet. And she definitely shouldn't be indulging in things like private planes and ridiculously overpriced facials and massages and whatnot.

I'm not bagging on Angelina. Like I said, I think all the work she does is great -- it's more than many other celebrities ever do. But this logic is simply ass-backwards. I get that she's deeply moved by the people she meets on her trips, but I don't think going on some hoity-toity Gwyneth Paltrow-esque juice cleanse is going to "make a statement" with the children. I'm sure they're just thrilled to see her and happy somebody cares enough to do what she does. Silly celebrities.

Do you think Angelina starving herself for the kids makes sense?


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kelti... kelticmom

I think you missed the point, she is not doing it to impress the children, to be all "I am just like you". She is doing it to put herself in their shoes, to feel what their pain is like, so she can have a better understanding of what they feel so that she can better serve them and advocate for them. It's called empathy. Try getting some for yourself.

Courtney Paige Neale

I agree with Kelticmom but not the tone in her statement.

Kritika Kritika

If I were one of those starving kids I'd ask her why she doesn't eat in a country with food readily available at every turn. I'd say she takes it for granted.

Mama2... Mama2MonkeyBoys

Does she also sleep outside in a hut? Walk everywhere she goes, with no shoes on? Drink unpurified river water, which she also bathes in, washes her clothing in, and go to the bathroom in?

Or is she just picking and choosing the sacrifices she's making for the children?

Personally, I think it sounds like exactly the kind of thing a person does to GET attention, rather than TURN our attention to the actual issues with the world. It comes across as fake and completely self-serving.

NatAndCo NatAndCo

Or perhaps she is just thin and this is all another stupid tabloid story? Maybe? Possibly? She had a wilder past than I guess most people are useful to, so now people automatically attribute everything in her life to some bizarre personality trait. She does some great things just for the sake of helping others, so how about we stop trying to make her seem crazy for it?

nonmember avatar oiltownred

I remember reading a comment from Jennifer Aniston when Angelina Jolie was pregnant with Shiloh. Aniston said Pitt wouldn't like her if she gets fat.

nonmember avatar Laurie

She dropped the weight big time when her mother, whom she was very close to, died. She never really put it back on.

I admit that she can be a little strange, but she does so many great things that I hate hearing people pick on her.

Are people really still so bitter about the Brad Pitt/Jennifer Aniston thing that they can't let this woman have credit for the good things she does? Get over it already.

This woman truly does good in the world, and does it for the right reasons. I commend her.

butte... butterflymkm

Well she has admitted to having an eating disorder inthe past. Relapses are not uncommon-especially during crisis situations.

Kathryn Marie Precious

I think it is all just stress related. She has six kids. Does a lot of work with the U.N and sees so much devastation. I think maybe she just forgets to eat well.
When you have a stressful/long day, don't you forget to eat sometimes until the very last minute of the day? I do. We always assume that we will get to it and may not actually sit still long enough to eat a hearty meal.

nonmember avatar AF

Quick fact check: I believe Angelina Jolie works with the UN refugee agency (UNCHR), not with UNICEF. Nonetheless, my hat is off to her.

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