“Philanthropist, activist and Hollywood star Angelina Jolie arrived in Pakistan to support flood-affected families,” writes a Pakistani magazine. Dawn on Wednesday and listed Jolie’s tasks in that exact order. This probably accurately describes the passions of the 47-year-old Oscar winner 2022.
Jolie was flown by helicopter to Dadu in badly damaged Sindh province. The next day, he visited the National Coordination Center for Flood Protection. It is his third visit to Pakistan after the disaster. The floods and mudslides of the past few weeks have already claimed 1,559 lives and more than 33 million are likely to have lost their livelihoods.
According to a press release from the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Jolie wanted to get an idea of the situation on the ground. “The climate crisis is destroying lives and futures in Pakistan, with serious consequences for women and children in particular,” said Shabnam Baloch, director of IRC Pakistan. “Economic losses caused by floods are likely to lead to increased food insecurity and violence. leading women and girls”. Jolie initially said nothing, drawing attention to the IRC’s concerns.
If anyone knows how to handle publicity, it’s Angelina Jolie. He was born in Los Angeles in 1975 to actors Marceline Bertrand and Jon Voight. He directed blockbusters (Tomb Raider, Maleficent) and produced and directed small, difficult films himself. Before her messy divorce from Brad Pitt became the subject of tabloids around the world, she was already married to fellow actresses Jonny Lee Miller and Billie Bob Thornton, the latter of whom was particularly scandalous. The couple wore each other’s blood in a vial around their necks. They adopted an orphan from Cambodia, with Jolie retaining sole custody after the divorce.
Jolie always has the attention of the world and uses it for others
She also adopted a child from Vietnam with Brad Pitt. In 2006, Jolie and Pitt gave birth to their first biological daughter, selling exclusive photos after the birth to an American magazine for $4.1 million. People. The couple doubled the proceeds and donated them to charity. Angelina Jolie also went public with mastectomy to raise awareness of the preventable dangers of hereditary breast cancer.
For people like Jolie, the term “white savior” is quickly acquired; “white saviors” are the privileged people of the western world who help the less privileged to give themselves a clean conscience and bright image. The only question is what is wrong, if we consider that the vast majority of the privileged in the world neither donate nor help, but prefer to continue consuming. Jolie, on the other hand, has faced this world’s misery for years and uses her celebrity to gain attention.
“Now we are witnessing that countries that do less damage to the environment bear the burden of disaster, pain and death,” Jolie said after visiting the flood areas. “I am absolutely with them in calling on the international community to do more.” Angelina Jolie thus intensified calls for help from aid organizations, she has no personal benefit from such phenomena, but a message for the privileged: it’s only coming, but it’s already there.”