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“Angelina Jolie is a Humanitarian” Marketing Material; March, 2007 Newsweek

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CATHY R.
CATHY R.

I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR HER AT ALL. I FUCKING HATE HER. FUCKING WHORE ANGELINA. FUCKING BITCH ANGELINA. FUCKING SLUT ANGELINA. FUCKING CUNT ANGELINA. I HOPE SHE GETS GANG RAPED AND DIE FROM AIDS,LIKE SHE FUCKING DESERVES. TOO BAD SKANKLINA WASN'T GANG RAPED AND OR MURDERED,WHEN SHE WAS IN SUDAN OR PAKISTAN.

Candace
Candace

Matt's moving post notwithstanding, I do think it's important to use one's noggin when looking at anything that tugs at the ol' heartstrings. Yes, it is a celebrity shot, meant for audiences in North America, primarily (depending on the publication and its circulation). Yes, it is devastating to have to witness famine and mistreatment, especially of the defenseless (children, animals, ...). Yes, it is opportunistic. Yes, it brings much needed attention and possibly galvanizes social change.

At the end of the day, one is left with a few choices:

- look (or not),

- care (or not), and

- do something (or not).

But that is really something separate from the photo. The photo is a catalyst, not an instrument. If it were an instrument, one wouldn't have a choice in one's reaction.

Cheers.

Matt
Matt

This is a really old thread, but I feel I should say something about the photo anyway. When I first saw this image, I was blown away. It's a photo op, yes. She's there for the publicity, yes. The story behind the child in the photo is that his family tied him to a stake because they believe he is mentally deranged. The question is: What constitutes a compassionate act? Is it the motive behind the act that makes it compassionate, or the perception of the one receiving the act that makes it compassionate? Very few can recognize a truly compassionate act because they are misled into thinking that compassion must come from a good and proper motive; this is untrue. Place yourself in this child's position for a moment. What's his perception? Does he even know who Angelina Jolie is? Does he know why she's there? Does he care? How many hugs has he received in his life? How soon after this photo was taken did he die? Somewhere, over in Africa, there was a little boy tied to a stake, who knew nothing of love or compassion. One day, a total stranger (someone who looked like a goddess) came up to him and hugged him. He didn't understand what was happening, but he held onto her, because it was the only love he ever knew. A photo op - done for money and no other reason - still has the power to change someone's life. Namo Kuan Shi Yin Pusa...

dont know
dont know

what the fuck at least she is willing to go and try to do something. that thing is i dont hear nor see anyone else go out there in that shit and fix it so go fuck yourself.

Todd Gilmore
Todd Gilmore

Who really gives a shit, wheather or not she did it for the kid's, and from the heart...The kid's needed help, and they got it. Nobody in their right mind would take a trip all the way there for absolutely nothing, abviously she's payed big money to all these poor, dying kid's...Shit, she can have all the pictures taken in the USA as well as anywhere's else in the country. And what's so wrong about adopting a baby? I don't thing she's doing all this jazz for the publicity...I think she's just wishing she could help more, I'll bet you she'd give up her life in a minute for one of these dying kid's to survive and live a happy life. That's just my opinion...but the worldly way's today are basically, "each to their own, and fend for yourself, or go the hell without like everyone else does." I think that's one selfish, fucked-up philosophy??? everyone should help one another, whenever they get the chance, and never mind all this shit about being set in their way's, and the way they were brought up, and all that crap...I'm glad she's doingwht she's been doing, because it shows the rest of the world, just how fucked up they are...Go Angelina!!!

Cabb
Cabb

What are any of you doing to help people in need, in your own country or out? Does it really matter if she gets her picture taken....shes doing more hands on work for these people than any of you

email
email

a lot of females think Angelina is ugly and they go online and post their comments online.....how can some females say that Angelina is ugly?If Angelina is ugly than what do you call the average looking female?

I STILL love her
I STILL love her

...who cares? Honestly? If she wants to help others, let her. Who cares about her past? I enjoy the fact that she's doing SOMEthing...much more than most of the fawkers on this site, that's for sure. And you know, this is all a scam presented by agents...just like the moon landing and the holocaust. LOOOOOOOSERS!

Alyx
Alyx

Well RENA,

Since you've been ranting about Angelina's photos......what have you done for humanity?

Brad and Angelina believe that since the cameras follow them wherever they go, then use it to benefit worthy causes and important issues. At least those pictures gave you an insight on what is happening in Darfur , right?

Rena
Rena

Angelina Jolie is mentally ill. She think's she can make up for her past by being this saint, but honestly nobody changes that much. She is taking this humanitarian thing too far. Don't get me wrong...nobody can say that they don't admire her for her donations and because of her obession with the spotlight a lot of kids will be saved

but how much of it was for the kids..She doesn't want to slip up and be stuck with that image of that trashy whore that she used to be not so long ago. Still she is just another opportunist..it's just seems more terrible because she's using kids.

franky
franky

hey Big Papi

maybe this country has it very easy compared to the middle east or other countries etc.

people have opportunities to better themselves here, starting with free schools while those people dont even own a pair of shoes.... maybe u should be more open minded and if there are photographers, is to show how much help these places need, but if you are so concerned than why dont you help yourself and do something for your country....

christine
christine

She is a saint, god dammit, a saint i tell you!

ninja
ninja

hehe, the second pic's captions are hilarious...it got me thinking though...since the third world is in love with this bitch...does it hurt all the kid's feelings that they aren't good/fucked up enough to be adopted...?

i can see it now...a premature, HIV infected, crippled and blind baby...being born on purpose...just to catch this bitch's eye and win her self promoting lottery...

hell why doesn't every third world country have a pageant of sorts...take into account how fucked up the kid is and name them..."Most Adoptable 2008"...

Maddox
Maddox

This poor child in the first pic is tied to a tree so it won't be adopted by Angelina! A wise step!

New York Pundit
New York Pundit

@ 33... Exactly! it is a blatant media stunt. And the longer this overexposure goes on, the more transparent it becomes! I think that is what baffles me the most... They are making no attempt to cover up that this could be one big media scam, they just assume that they have the public under their spell, and can openly go hog wild with the overexposure. I must say, it is a brilliant scheme by whoever is calling the shots, but they will slip up, and the implosion will be the biggest in celebrity history. It is soo sweet to watch the the scam in action. Bravo to the man or woman that is pulling the strings, just superb. A Spin Doctors dream come true!

john
john

love her.

melissa
melissa

That picture is soooo sad. Is his leg tied to something?

Big Papi
Big Papi

It's all a big photo op for her. Why doesn't she help people like this in her own country?

Peetee
Peetee

Urrgh.

Is anyone still buying this shit?

How about going on a few of these humanitarian visits without the professional photographers getting the beautifully framed shots?

Her camera men must be getting paid the national budget of the Sudan every time she visits.

lady garden
lady garden

fuckin podcast's too long-going to have a fag and a butch at celebitchy to see her snogging her brother-now that's humanitarian

blah
blah

i have respect for her for having the balls to even go there and see that sh!t

she could just spend all her time sailing around the caribbean or the mediterranean