For. The. Love. Of. God. We’re still talking about Angelina’s leggy appearance at the Oscars. I just… seriously? OK. Let’s get to it. First, everyone is dissecting Angelina’s body. As I said at the time, her waist looked super-tiny and her arms bothered me, but overall, I’m just so f–king sick of talking about Angelina’s body. She’s thin. It’s not breaking news. She’s not calling the paps and posing in bikinis. She’s been criticized about her figure for more than a decade – I remember even back in 1998 and 1999, people were freaked out about her tiny arms. Enough. As for her Oscars appearance, CB and I were debating whether or not to devote an entire post to Jolie’s body, which I argued against because – and I still think this – the tabloids will be having a field day with this anyway, so we can just cover it then.
CB, who is not a Brangeloonie but not a hater either, said that “Angelina looked worryingly thin to me, particularly her arms, which looked twig-like, I’ll be honest. I don’t think it’s fair to be harsh to her about it, just like it’s not fair to point out when celebrities are overweight, although we all know that it happens.” In the past, “sources” have claimed that Angelina simply doesn’t eat enough because she’s too busy thinking about the refugees, or because she was grieving for her mother, who passed in 2007.
Joan Rivers has weighed in (ugh) on Angelina’s appearance. Joan has mocked Angelina in the past, but over the past few years, Joan has been going much easier on her. Not this time, though. Joan told Radar:
“Angelina Jolie looked like a fool the way she posed. She took herself right out of that super star category because you now realize she stands in front of a mirror to figure out [what she looks like.]… Have you ever seen anybody stand with their hand on a hip with a leg thrown out to open an envelope? No. and you want to say, you idiot! You brought us back to the fact and we’ve all forgotten that you used to wear blood around your neck and French kiss your brother! That looks like Auschwitz adjacent. This is the first stupid move she’s made. She handles her own pr, career and it’s all been very thought out. She turned around from kissing her brother on the carpet to being a representative of the United Nations and she’s done it all. She turned herself around to be a super star and you go whoops! Maybe she had a drink?”
I love how people are saying, “This is the FIRST TIME she’s ever screwed up this badly!!” First of all, I still have my doubts that The Leg is a “screw up.” Second of all, don’t bring up the Holocaust. Don’t. It’s just a ridiculous and offensive comparison/joke, and it shouldn’t even be brought up. Third, Jolie’s critics claim that every little thing she does is The Most Awful Thing Ever, and they have the shortest attention spans ever. I just don’t get how “Haha, Angelina’s leg is so funny” becomes “This is Angelina’s worst PR catastrophe of all time! HOLOCAUST.”
I understand why her leg is a joke and why it‘s a “thing,” and my argument remains: Angelina was laughing at herself too. I think she was having fun with it. That’s what Radar’s “source” claims too – this person tells Radar, “Angie was vamping it up, no more, nothing less. There was no hidden meaning in what she was doing. The photographers went crazy for her on the red carpet and were screaming for her to ‘Show some leg,’ and so she did. It was totally unplanned for Angie to do it again when she was presenting, she was having fun, living in the moment, like she always does. She is absolutely oblivious to the controversy and attention the sexy pose has created.” As for Angelina’s thin appearance, the source tells Radar: “Yes, Angie is thin. She has a lot going on with the kids, Brad, and work. Angie understands that going to award shows is part of the business, but it’s not at the top of her list of favorite things to do. She is relieved that it’s now over.”
Oh, and after the Oscars, Brad and Angelina joined George Clooney for a private dinner at Craig’s Restaurant in West Hollywood. Clooney and Stacy Keibler organized the dinner, it seemed, as many of George’s friends were there. Maybe Angelina had a big post-Oscars meal.
Photos courtesy of WENN.