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Celebrity Colonialism

by | 20th, June 2006

BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie might have saved the planet, but they are now under attack.

As the Mirror reports, Namibia’s National Society for Human Rights has accused the stars of behaving like “colonial overlords”, perpetrators of what writer Brendan O’Neill has called “celebrity colonialism”.

And, as the paper says, the NSHR do not want to see the Jolie-Pitts back in the sands any time soon. They “used heavy-handed and brutal tactics” to get everyone to pander to their whims.

As a spokesman for the organisation says: “To shut down a national border so she can give birth in peace is a massive abuse of power.”

Indeed it is. And now the overlords are back in the States, we are concerned that America will close its borders to the world. A new era of American isolationalism could be upon us…

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