Saturday, October 11, 2008

Angelina Jolie's very public private moment

Is there something inherently hypocritical about the cover story in the new issue of W, which depicts a breastfeeding Angelina Jolie on its cover? The cover line accompanying the image promises exclusive "private photos," which apparently have been snapped by her baby daddy, Brad Pitt. Not surprisingly, the reaction to the photo has been mixed with some people lauding Brangelina for being open about breastfeeding, something still considered taboo in our nation's more puritanical circles, while others are crying foul that the "private" moments have been sold to the highest bidder and put on a national magazine cover -- the inherent hypocrisy mentioned earlier.

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