Sunday, July 13, 2008

Angelina...love her, or hate her?

I already know so many people hate Angelina Jolie... I have a hard time with the whys of it. Its funny to me that so many people dislike her, even hate her and for what? Because it is "assumed" that she stole Brad away from the insipid Jen. (insipid is obviously my choice of words) Marriage... it goes both ways, one party may be the only one at fault in times of divorce, or cheating...but usually its something that both parties in the marriage had a hand in. But as usual its the "other woman" who gets all the blame. I personally think the reason why most people hate Angie (besides the obvious jealousy) and love Jen is because WE THINK Jen represents us ( I don't think we give ourselves enough credit, honestly)...as the average American woman. We identify with her. Where Angie is exotic, voluptuous and sometimes a mystery... how can a woman who supposedly broke up the happiest marriage ever (and kissed her own brother...on the lips!!!) be a goodwill ambassador, campaign endlessly for refugees in war torn countries, care for the children who have been orphaned and left to die, adopt children who could have and most likely would have come to a much different place in life, maybe even have died if they were not saved. How can we reconcile that Jezebel with what some would call a Madonna for her passion to help children...
I think Angelina like so many other women is a study in contrasts. We can be horrible mean PMS'ing Medusa's, and in the blink of an eye we can be the most nurturing, loving and comforting mothers that ever walked this earth. We can be catty gossips, and we can be there in support for that same person we just bashed an hour ago.
I think that Angelina just may have been a big reason that the Brad/Jen marriage broke up... sometimes you do things, and say things and commit actions you might not do when you love. I know I have, and while I am not proud of it, I am proud of the fact that I am a woman who has deep passions. I do not think she is an "immoral hussy" I think she is a complex woman who has made mistakes and is being condemned for life because of it. No matter how much good she does in her lifetime it will never be enough to make up for the mistakes she might have made...even tho many of us have made the same ones... you may not have, but your best friend may have, your mother in law, your Aunt or your supermarket checker... yet we would never condemn them for it (at least not for life) Why is it different for her?

4 comments:

Celeste said...

I tend to agree with you Mimi. I like to think of myself as sexy (as you you and i agree by the way) but honestly I don't hold a candle to Angelina Jolie.

Karyn with a Y said...

I think she is doing so much good for this world. Maybe it is one adopted orphan at a time. Never the less, I can bet those children love her and Brad with their whole heart.

I am not one who hates anyone for anything. Hell, I like Britney and Lindsey! lol

Keb-o-Mania said...

I admire her and her actions of doing what she wants and to hell with what others think. I want to be like her when I grow up.

Wendi said...

bleh, you know how I feel on this subject....and its not all about the brad and jen aspect...I never liked her to begin with!! LOL