Award-winning actress, director, and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie has always taken advantage of her popularity and platform to promote some of the most important causes in the world today, such as the rights of women and refugees.
When she appeared in the movies like Hackers and Girl, Interrupted in the early 1990s, Jolie began her journey to being a powerful force for good in the world. She became a rising celebrity in Hollywood as a result of these roles.
While filming Tomb Raider in Cambodia in 2001, she became a strong voice for refugees after witnessing their suffering. Since then, she has been to more than 60 nations to fulfill her duties as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and she and her ex-husband Brad Pitt also co-founded the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
Due to her alleged abuse by her ex-husband Brad Pitt, Jolie has also been a vocal advocate for victims of abuse. She has recently made a stand against bias against abuse survivors of color.
Angelina Jolie’s op-ed on the necessity for equal care for victims of domestic violence of color
A longtime advocate of victims of domestic abuse, Angelina Jolie has recently brought attention to the problem of racial bias in the gathering of legal proof, which can make it more challenging for survivors of color to get the assistance they require.
Jolie discussed her encounter with this problem. To check for improper healing, her daughter Zahara, who is from Ethiopia, was instructed to look for pink around her incision sites. Jolie was aware that this was a poor method for identifying bruises on those with darker skin tones.
She continued by saying that because their bruises are invisible to the naked eye, the majority of abuse victims of color do not receive the medical care they need. White light is typically used to see bruises, it is not very effective because it cannot see bruises on much darker skin tones. However, a new device that will aid in the better detection of bruises in those with dark skin tones has been developed.
Jolie emphasized the new technology that makes it possible to spot bruising on people with darker skin tones in an op-ed that was printed in the American Journal of Nursing. The new bruise-detecting technology that Jolie mentioned is a positive development.
Angelina Jolie is allegedly a victim of domestic abuse herself
One of the most well-known couples in the world, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, often referred to as Brangelina, have also generated a lot of controversy. The media has covered their relationship constantly. Jolie and Pitt filed for divorce in 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce was finalized in 2019, but there has been continuous conflict over who will have custody of their children.
During the legal dispute, rumors about Jolie being a domestic abuse survivor also surfaced. Brad Pitt was allegedly abusive to Angelina Jolie on a private plane journey in 2016. In a cross-complaint submitted as part of the couple’s continuing legal battle over a French property and winery, Jolie claims Pitt “choked one of the children and struck another in the face” and “grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
In September 2016, the event allegedly happened aboard a flight from Nice, France, to the United States. Pitt reportedly started an argument with Jolie because he was “drunk and angry,” according to the latter. Then, according to her, he turned on their kids, choked one, and hit another. Pitt apparently also grabbed Jolie by the head and began shaking her and then pushed her into the bathroom wall.
However, all of these allegations of abuse have been denied by a representative of Brad Pitt.