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Cause a Little Trouble and Be Different Says Angelina Jolie to her Little Fans

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Binjal Shah
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Cause a Little Trouble and Be Different Says Angelina Jolie to her Little Fans

When Angelina Jolie talks, everyone listens- including your toddlers and munchkins. This time, the Oscar-winning actress was a champion of “being different.” She was at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice award for being unanimously chosen as the ‘Favorite Villian’ for her popular title role in ‘Maleficent’- a character who is as queer as it gets.

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Rooting for their super-mom at the ceremony were her two daughters Zahara, 10 and Shiloh, 8. When her name roared across the arena, she hugged her girls and went up on stage intending to make every other little one feel just as special.

 

Addressing a completely keyed up sea of little fans, she began, “Thank you so much to all the kids who voted.”

 

“I want to say that when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different,” she shared, “And I felt out of place—too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day I realized something—something that I hope you all realize. Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.”

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As an afterthought, she got into her beloved ‘Maleficent’ character and advised the children- “Cause a little trouble… it’s good for you.”

The actress is known to stand up for the rights of the lesser-privileged and lesser-fortunate- like children, women and the ailing, and she has proved that through her avid philanthropy on repeated occasions.

 

In fact, this was her first public appearance after she confided in a curious audience, about her decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes taken out, to reduce the chances of cancer which she happens to house as her mother, aunt, and grandmother died of cancer. And she carried the BRCA1 gene too, putting her at a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.

“It is not possible to remove all risk, and the fact is I remain prone to cancer,” Jolie wrote in her moving op-ed piece in The New York Times. “I will look for natural ways to strengthen my immune system. I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family. I know my children will never have to say, ‘Mom died of ovarian cancer.’”

 

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The actress is the news for her humanitarianism, as much as her stardom. Recently, she announced her initiative to start a support group and rehabilitation center for victims of sexual violence- which are mainly women and children- in conflict zones.  And it is no hidden knowledge that out of her six priceless children, she has adopted three- namely Maffox, Zahara and Pax from their tempestuous lives in Cambodia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam- all third-world countries.

 

Source and Featured Image Courtesy: The Daily Beast

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