I can just see it now. As Angelina Jolie prepares for her next visit to a third world orphanage, she receives a call from her philanthropy publicist, who says that her digital photographer has just quit. “But I need someone to take pictures of me caring for the kids!” Jolie screams.
“Angelina, we can hire a new one. Better yet, I have a six megapixel digital camera. I can take pictures of you holding one of the kids. You should hold one of the Black ones since it will make you look more caring!”
“Well, we need to make sure that the kids look sick. If they aren’t sick, please poison their food!” Jolie goes on. Then, she calls in Brad to make sure that her other two adopted kids, Maddox and Zahara, are dressed for their photo ops. She dresses Maddox in ninja-type clothes, but chooses African safari clothes for Zahara. She then decides that Brad needs a moment of pleasure before they begin their journey. “I bet Jennifer could never do that!” she says in a whispery voice. Brad nods his head in agreement.
Does this sound like the “Saint Angelina” the world has come to embrace over the past few years? Perhaps not. But you know something is wrong in the “Saint Angelina” public relations department when even the ultra-liberal New York Times disses you.
In an article titled “After All That Goodness, a Sudden Fall From Grace,” the New York Times discusses her snobby interview with Ryan Seacrest at the Golden Globes, where Angelina pretty much let Ryan know that she was too good for him. The article goes on to quote other news sources that are currently blasting the self appointed Mother of Legal Adoption. But did Angelina really ever deserve that title?
Apparently, St. Angelina’s adoption of Maddox from Cambodia was anything but legal: government officials were bribed; Maddox’s mother was paid a substantial amount of cash; and the American businesswoman who handled the adoption is now in prison. Worst of all, many parents hopeful of adopting a child from Cambodia had their hearts broken when the government banned all adoptions because of Angelina Jolie’s illegal activities. So why did the media look beyond these facts when turning Angelina into a saint?