Where Angelina Jolie Talks About Her Man Stealing Device, Um, Er, Child, with Brad Pitt

I'm not a big fan of the "I would never!" phrase because I think it pulls the rug out from under people. It's just not very understanding. But in this case, I have eat my own words so I can give out a big old I would never! to Angelina Jolie. Check out this horrid quote;

"I think I feel so much more for Madd and Zee because they're survivors, they came through so much. Shiloh seemed so privileged from the moment she was born. I have less inclination to feel for her...I met my other kids when they were 6 months old, they came with a personality. A newborn really is this...Yes, a blob! But now she's starting to have a personality...I'm conscious that I have to make sure I don't ignore her needs, just because I think the others are more vulnerable."

- Angelina Jolie in the new issue of U.K. Elle

I'm not even sure how to articulate what it is about this quote that galls me so. Mostly, I don't like that her children are being assigned status within the family. Love is love, is love, is love. (And this perspective is coming from someone who is adopted themselves.)

No saint here, when I was pregnant I obsessed that I wouldn't love my daughter as I loved my son. And there are times when I need to remind myself that I've had more one on one bonding time with him versus her. But I certainly don't "have less inclination to feel for her." And if I did that would be a topic for me and my therapist - not an international magazine the child may read someday. Ugh.

29 comments:

Wendy said...

When I heard this quote on the radio, I felt sick to my stomach. No child should be put above another one and each is important to the family.

I dont know what she meant by it or if it was taken out of context, but she should have never said it even if she thought it. Somethings should be left in the deep corners of our minds.

I feel for the kids, because their parents are just collectors and dont really understand what makes a family.

M'Lynn said...

Does this mean that someone can adopt Shiloh? Cause it sounds like she's gonna have to be a survivor.

*irritated*

Oh, and for something scathing:

Gallery of the Absurd

14 is a young hip artist with a keen eye for "what is specifically annoying about specific celebrities."

Spend some time in the archives, eatin' some zero points goodness! (No cheetos, which are a major player in the Britney art.)

floosen said...

That. Is. F'd. Up.

Oh honey, glad you are makin' millions on those movies because your babygirl is going to need a WHOLE lot of therapy.

So. F'd. Up.

Lotta said...

Wendy - or work it out with your husband, therapist or other discreet grown ups. Poor kid.

M'Lynn - I love Gallery. Though the pursekid even made me cringe a bit. But I also threw popcorn at Jay Leno whenver he did M. Jackson pedophile jokes. Not a big fan of joking about pedophiles.

Lotta said...

Floosen - How about it.

jen said...

Eh...I always take what the gossip people write with a grain of salt. They can skew what the Dali Lama says for god's sake. Frankly...what she probably meant is that she wasn't used to having a newborn. There is a world of difference between newborns and 6 month old babies for christ's sake.
Let's stop judging other mothers and focus on what matters!!!!
All I care about is that she is active in helping others, adopting bambino's out of hellholes and is reallllly involved in what she does and takes her millions and donates it to children in need.
I read a book by her...about her duties as an ambassador and what she has witnessed..and I think that mroe people should just shut the f$%k up...stop writing down every word and screwing those up...and go out and do something for alllll the children in the world.
There...that's my 2 cents worth.
By the way...MISSED YOU! I think I am mentally back on track sista.
P.S. Love the MILF thing!

Pendullum said...

I do not know why she would go on public record and talk about something that is so personal....
Whatever comes out of her lips...
And another thing,I do not have much faith in someone who made out with her brother at the Academy Awards...

Lotta said...

Jen - agreed, this is def. violating the don't judge muthas spirit. I think something about her just gets my hackles up. See Pendullum. Perhaps that's it.

jen said...

She is definately unique...brother kissin Brad Pitt lovin humanitarian ho! ;)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Is anyone truly surprised by any nonsense that comes out of this woman's mouth? I mean, this is the same crazy beyotch that wore a vial of her husband's blood on her neck and made out with her brother at an award show. How frightening is it that she is responsible for three lives? I see lots of therapy in Shiloh's future. Angelina Jolie makes me sick. AND, the way she is being hailed as a saint these days makes me even more ill! UGH!

M'Lynn said...

Pedophilia is decidedlly unfunny. I'm right there with ya.

The pursekid was over the top, but Sharon Osbourne, arbiter of SUCH good taste, started it.

So, Angelina loves her adopted kids more. If they ever wonder if they are loved less than Shiloh, they can just pick up this old copy of elle!

There is a whole lot about her that sets my teeth on edge.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh glass houses are shattering everywhere....

Lotta said...

(Picking up a big rock and tossing it at Angelina's glass beach house.)

Jenny said...

OH. MY. GOD. My blog for tomorrow is totally about this same quote! You really are my long lost sister.

You mean, stinky raccoon. (Sorry. I'm not as good as the insults as you.)

Paige said...

Yeah, I dont know about Angelina Jolie. Hot? Yes. Paragon of parenting wisdom? Hardly.

Thailand Gal said...

Angelina Jolie has some growing to do, definitely ~ but at least her heart is in the right place. She adopted children and will take good care of them. Her "blob" comment was rather galling ~ but hopefully she will grow up and beyond that kind of thinking.


Peace,


~Chani

Katie J said...

Adoptive mom here. I read the comment to Hubby and then pretty much said to him exactly what you said in the next 2 paragraphs.

I have one child and I believe that if I have another, my relationship would probably be different with them for a variety of reasons, but love remains. And yes, I know people have complicated relationships with their children, but don't put it in a magazine your children may read later.

So, yeah. Nothing new to say, but I just had to say it again.

Lotta said...

Jenny - I love the insult. And thanks. I think?

Paige - Agreed.

Thailand - You are so in touch with your higher power. Namaste! I envy your ability to have such a great perspective.

Katie - Maybe this pushed my hot button cause I'm adopted. Lord knows I blog about some stuff that will send my children straight to the therapist if they ever read. But this quote just really riled me.

Lotta said...

Thailand girl - I know it's hard to tell but I really wasn't being sarcastic.

Malibu, CA Police said...

Uh, yeah, we got a report here of some vandalism at the, uh...Jolie-Pitt estate? I'm afraid you're going to have to come with me Ms. Lotta, and submit to a THOROUGH search by Mr Pitt...Come with me ma'am...

Southern Fried Mom said...

And just when I thought I couldn't love you any more...thank you for doing your part to expose the crazy heifer for who she really is. I feel sorry for the two kids she adopted, but especially for this new one who shares her DNA....gives me cold chills.

M'Lynn said...

Lotta,

I've got the adoption buttons, too. With funky wiring that is being rewired.

pssst...pass on the Mr. Pitt search...ask for his friend, Mr. Clooney!!!

Lotta said...

Malibu Police - If you must. But I insist on a full cavity search by Mr. Pitt.

SFM - Thanks! I adore you as well!

M'Lynn - I suspect that Mr. Clooney is pulling a Rock Hudson over on Hollywood. In fact my very much MADE UP story about the Brad Pitt breakup with my beloved Jennifer Ansiton is that he is bi and Angelina indulges his kinky bi/S&M/General mayhem side. While Aniston made him play the straight man. Here is my "evidence", look at whom Brad has dated. He alternates a crazy wild kinky woman (E.G. Juliette) with a super straight woman (Gwyneth) every time. Like he's wrestling with something. And both Jennifer and Angelina have both gotten so underweight with him. I'm always suspect of the men who dig super boyish figures. But that just might be LA versus the Midwest. Ok, I've filled my hearsay quota for the day.

Domestic Chicky said...

That is a not unheard of rumor about George Clooney...I heard that on Ent Lawyer too...hmmm?!?!

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Rhonda said...

Ok, I was all ready to post about Angelina, but now I have to go pour a cocktail and process this potential Pitt/Clooney gay thing. Not that I give a rat's ass about Brad Pitt, but George is my fantasy man...or he was...(sobbing and running from computer)

Anonymous said...

Is she trying to overcompensate with the two adopted children because they come from "drama" and might feel a stigma because they aren't biological? I'm curious because you know the media will focus on Shiloh while she grows up (parents and looks) while Madd and Zee will be an afterthought. Kinda hard to take if you're them.

I'm trying to see good in this woman who probably just made dumb mistakes because of immaturity at the time. Hello Brittany Spears! I just wish she didn't put that in print.-Bama Mom

M'Lynn said...

Ya know, if the Clooney was gay, I'd still pine for a piece of him.

As a friend of mine stated, I don't want to keep him. I don't want to bogart the Clooney. He is to be enjoyed, then shared...passed along. Like a Whitman's sampler.

Jenifer said...

Are you freakin kidding me?

I can'r even imagine... I'm actually speechless.... Can't wait until little SHiloh grows up and someone throws that quote at her.... NAH, she won't need therapy.

Jeez Louise!