Angelina Jolie Teaches Her Kids About Violence

November 4th, 2008 // 1 Comment

Over the summer, Roseanne Barr lambasted Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt for earning millions of dollars by starring in “violent, psychopathic movies” and accused the Wanted actress of giving a disparate fraction of that money to charity for the sake of appearance.

Although Jolie never directly responded to Barr’s enraged blog, she did address the issue of violence and her children’s exposure to it in her interview with the UK edition of Harper’s Bazaar.

Angie said, “My kids play video games. I let them play with toy soldiers. We don’t take war and violence lightly, but we don’t hide it from anybody.” She continued, “We say, ‘Mommy and daddy have movies where we play these characters, but there’s real death and violence in the world.’”

Somehow, my boyfriend using that excuse as to why he’s spending countless hours on his Playstation has me less convinced.


Over the summer, Roseanne Barr lambasted Angelina Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt for earning millions of dollars by starring in “violent, psychopathic movies” and accused the Wanted actress of giving a disparate fraction of that money to charity for the sake of appearance.

Although Jolie never directly responded to Barr’s enraged blog, she did address the issue of violence and her children’s exposure to it in her interview with the UK edition of Harper’s Bazaar.

Angie said, “My kids play video games. I let them play with toy
soldiers. We don’t take war and violence lightly, but we don’t hide it
from anybody.” She continued, “We say, ‘Mommy and daddy have movies
where we play these characters, but there’s real death and violence in
the world.’”

Somehow, my boyfriend using that excuse as to why he’s spending countless hours on his Playstation has me less convinced.

By Lisa Timmons
asl

  1. suzanne

    Oh, shut up. I’m getting really fed up of all these interviews she’s giving. They’re becoming increasingly vacuous and tedious. Go away, love!

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