The biggest story to have to come out of the 2012 Annual Academy Awards earlier this year was the controversy over Angelina Jolie’s right leg. The awards show was criticized for being boring and after the statues were handed out the lingering memory of the night still is Angie’s leg. The red carpet fashion proved fascinating, as usual, but far and above all the high-end couture the standout moment for many was that leg. Ange’s leg even got it’s own Twitter handle and was gagged, Photoshopped and spoofed for weeks. Today we have finally heard how Angelina feels about the whole fiasco.
I’m sure you don’t need a reminder, but Ange created a name for herself post Oscars this year by wearing a black Versace velvet dress with an extremely high slit on her right thigh. The dress itself wasn’t that outrageous, but the talking point was how she proceeded to stick her right leg out of the slit, in an awkward and strange stance. When she stood on stage to present the award for best screenwriter she did it again – the strange right leg protruding squat. The mockery began straight away, when the winner of Best Adapted Screenplay Descendants writer Jim Rash mimicked her pose.
Weeks later, after the right leg created a name for itself, Angelina has finally spoken about the saga. She said..
“I honestly didn’t pay attention to it. You know what I mean? …I don’t watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don’t click on it. The people I surround myself with don’t really talk about that kind of stuff…I heard something, but I didn’t pay any attention. It’s as simple as being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else.”
What I loved about this statement is that she said she “heard something”. LOL! How could she not have heard something, the story went viral. While I thought the whole thing was hilarious, and I’m glad Ange did it because it actually created some humor and enjoyment to the whole Oscar humdrum, I do actually sorta respect her for saying that she didn’t pay any attention to it. She acted oddly, and that right leg was totally bizarre and unattractive, but what is she going to do about it now…