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Angelina Attacks Madonna

Madonna received a ton of criticism for going to Africa to adopt David. It was not an easy task to say the least, and many argued she used her celeb status to bend the rules and bring the little guy home with her to London. Now Angelina, the mom who started the latest adoption trend, is attacking Madonna for the way she went about adopting David. Here's more:

'Madonna knew the situation in Malawi, where he was born,' said Miss Jolie, who has adopted two Third World youngsters of her own. 'It's a country where there is no real legal framework for adoption. Personally, I prefer to stay on the right side of the law. I would never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal.'

Miss Jolie, 31, also made clear she was shocked by Madonna's decision to take David from the country where his father still lives. Despite her own harsh words, Miss Jolie said she still felt sorry for Madonna, 48, who has been harshly criticised since taking David back to London to live with her husband Guy Ritchie and her own children, Lourdes and Rocco.

Asked if the saga would put her off adopting more children of her own, Miss Jolie said: 'I have been horrified by the attacks she's been subjected to. All that should count is the happiness of her little David.'

Wow. We didn't see that coming. Madonna has defended herself in the past with this adoption so we are curious to know if she will react to Jolie's comments.

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miss915 miss915 10 years
what all of a sudden made her want to adopt? thats what i wanna kno
kittycat kittycat 10 years
devilina is jealous that other celebs are doing deeds as good as hers, now she's not so special madonna am not a fan of anymore, but that kid is sooooo cute!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I don't think Angelina said anything wrong here. She was stating facts, not attacking Madonna.
mar mar 10 years
nya- I am pretty sure the girl was from Malawi, it stuck in my head, then when she wanted a baby from there, it made sense
llg1113 llg1113 10 years
Jolie does stay to the right of the law. She only shot up heroine because it was legal! Once again another person proclaiming to be a "moral compass" who is better off in a mental institution and not raising children.
EdwinaTheLovely EdwinaTheLovely 10 years all the time she's been around have you ever known her to be critical of any individuals private choices let alone some other familys?
mj123 mj123 10 years
Madonna on Oprah: Madonna says that her critics don’t really understand how the Malawian adoption process works if they believe she used status to speed up the process of adopting David. “I assure you it doesn’t matter who you are or how much money you have, nothing goes fast in Africa,” Madonna says. “There are no adoption laws in Malawi. And I was warned by my social worker that because there were no known laws in Malawi, they were more or less going to have to make them up as we went along. And she did say to me, ‘Pick Ethiopia. Go to Kenya. Don’t go to Malawi because you’re just going to get a hard time.’”
KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 10 years
I agree with Slashy and Lill...She's just seemed like she'd be critical of anyone else's private family issues. I went to rock and roll heaven, and I wasn't on the guest list. Debra - Empire Records
mandyjean mandyjean 10 years
angie must be bored of not seeing her name come up in a few days...
cine_lover cine_lover 10 years
This is not the whole article. Go to people and read it. She was not attacking her. I am surprised pop did not show the whole article. It says the child should be number one priority, but basically Madonna knew the rules of Davids country and should not be surprised. How exactly is that an attack??
Aggie Aggie 10 years
I agree with all of you.. Angie's words have been twisted... and this story is old. Sigh, but I agree with Angie. Madonna should have done her homework. ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Thanks for clarification. I think this is a big ole mountain out of a molehill. :) ------------------------------------------------------ Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. — Albert Einstein
EdwinaTheLovely EdwinaTheLovely 10 years
nycgurl..........did you not see that Angelina called foul on what they say said she said?
EdwinaTheLovely EdwinaTheLovely 10 years
Rainee...........thanks. Its so amazing how the VOGUE interview was there stating her opinion, but not only did the media, "the so called serious media like CNN, MSNBC etc" and blogs etc, chose to ignore that in favor of reporting "as truth" the words taking out of obvious context, and from a known French tabloid. This really has been a repeat of the Scottish paper saying that Nicole Kidman attacked verbally Angelina Jolie's humanitarian works. The press jumped all over it as try, and sadly when Nicole publicaly denied ever saying it and demanded an apology, we hardly heard a peep out of the blogs or the media about the correction. Lies sell, and sadly the public buys it.
nycgirl nycgirl 10 years
I think the word needed here is 'murky', not 'illegal'. I love AJ, and I think even though this wasn't an attack, she should have been more supportive and positive because taking kids out of orphanages is a good thing all around.
rainee rainee 10 years
From But Jolie said in a statement on Monday, "The article included many falsehoods. I said many positive things that were omitted. I feel we must focus on the present and I encourage everyone to be supportive so that every child can adjust nicely to their new home."
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
mar it thought wthat was an ethiopian girl. Not a malawian
mar mar 10 years
this is so not an attack on Madonna. The point of it is, that Angie knows the adoption laws are strict. and basically she is saying that Madonna picked a country with SHADY adoption laws. Madonna chose Malawi because she performed on stage at the G8 concert with a malawian girl that would never have lived if it was not for Live Aid in 88'. Malawi has special meaning to her, but even if you are the most famous person in the world, rules are rules,, and the saddest day for lil David could be the day he could have to go back, just because of poorly structured proceedures.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 10 years
adoption in Malawi is not illegal actually I doubt it's illegal in any of the southern African nations, the problem is that adoption is a foreign thing to African culture as children are just taken in without the paperwork and looked after, this is usually by relatives. another reason why adoption is a foreign notion there is that sometimes the paperwork in amy legal process in Africa can be a mind-bending, coplete waste of time which at the end of the day takes you 10 steps back.
slashyelizabeth slashyelizabeth 10 years
okay, is it just me or does this quote from the interview quoted on the site sound weird: "Don't go repeating it whatever you do, but, yes I love him. I love him a lot," [Jolie] says. i guess i'm wondering if something got lost in translation here. why would you ask a *reporter* not to repeat something? i can't believe she'd say that. so it's a bit fishy to me.
Catboreal Catboreal 10 years
I also think (and I admit to spending way too much time thinking about these things) that when AJ said she'd rather stay on the right side of the law, she means that she will only adopt where there's a pre-existing legal framework for foreign adoptions. She was in no way suggesting that there was something illegal about Madonna's adoption - just allegal (lacking legal definition as opposed to illegal)
lill2441 lill2441 10 years
Of course the press would make it sound as if Angie had a problem with Madonna. Anyone who saves a child, saves the world...and it shouldnt matter who that person is or how much money they have.
lill2441 lill2441 10 years
I think Jolie's comments were taken out of context. There is no way that Angie would have a problem with Madonna adopting a child, thereby saving a child. I am sure that this whole article is making it sound as if she had a problem with Madonna.
princis11 princis11 10 years
* intentionally, sorry people!
princis11 princis11 10 years
Just because there is no law governing the issue, does not make the issue illegal, it just means that in this instance, the courts will have to answer the question before them. I don't think that adoptions in Malawai are illegal, but I don't think they've ever had an issue before them quite like this one, and I think the country has tended to discourage foreign adoptions in the past whether intenionally or not, by putting in place the mandatory check-ins by the courts' representatives. Either way it's a sticky situation, I too am suprised Madonna was not better advised, and feel like her people were not as blind sided by the allegations of wrong doing as they come across. Lawyers should know whether they are going to run into problems, even with Celebrities.
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