Recent rediscovery of pictures showing Angelina Jolie kissing her brother has left many puzzled, sparking a conversation about a moment from the past that garnered significant attention.
The incident took place when Jolie, aged 24 at the time, received an Oscar for her role in Girl Interrupted. During her acceptance speech, she emotionally expressed her affection for her brother, Haven, who accompanied her to the ceremony. In a flustered state, she shared, “I’m in shock, and I’m so in love with my brother right now. He just held me and said he loved me, and I know he’s so happy for me. And, um, thank you for that.”
This gesture stirred curiosity and raised many questions among the public. However, both Jolie and Haven later clarified the moment. Jolie addressed the response to the incident as ‘pathetic,’ emphasizing that her parents cherished the heartfelt moment.
Haven also clarified the situation in 2007, revealing that the so-called kiss was not a French kiss but a simple and affectionate peck on the lips. He recalled the context, stating, “She was about to go off to Mexico to finish filming Original Sin with Antonio Banderas. I congratulated her on the Oscar win and gave her a quick kiss on the lips. It was snapped and became a big thing.”
Upon the resurfacing of these images, the online community, especially on platforms like Reddit, expressed bewilderment at the peculiar nature of the incident, highlighting the oddity of the early 2000s era. Users found it challenging to comprehend the infamous moment between the siblings. Comments surfaced reflecting this confusion, with one user asking for an explanation and receiving an equally puzzled response: “No, I don’t think anyone really can explain.”
Others speculated about the potential reasons behind Jolie’s action, suggesting it might have been a performative act aimed at generating shock value, akin to the leg-angle display she demonstrated at another awards show. This incident wasn’t an isolated occurrence that raised eyebrows – Jolie was also known for wearing a vial of her then-husband Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck, a choice that drew both attention and curiosity.
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In later interviews, Thornton spoke about the blood vial, portraying it as an idea conceived by Jolie to incorporate a romantic and unusual gesture into their relationship. He explained, “She thought it would be interesting and romantic if we took a little razorblade and sliced our fingers, smeared a little blood on these lockets and you wear it around your neck just like you wear your son or daughter’s baby hair in one.”
The resurgence of these images brought back not only questions about the past but also a revisitation of Angelina Jolie’s earlier controversial moments, sparking discussions on the eccentricities and unexpected acts that marked that period of celebrity culture.