Angelina Jolie is struggling to win the people’s support. After filing for divorce from Brad Pitt in 2016, both Hollywood and the public have been distancing themselves from her, disagreeing with how she’s behaved during the ongoing custody battle. Now with everyone firmly on #TeamBrad, her most ardent haters are relishing in the schadenfreude as they echo “I told you so”s and repeat decades-old rumors about Angie’s “calculated” behavior.
But maybe everyone needs to take a step back a bit. Although Hollywood has their reasons for hating Angelina (and there are a lot), there are two sides to every story. Dig a little deeper and you’ll realize that there are no villains or heroes, and maybe we all should be a little less quick to judge. Below, the most common reasons people hate Angelina and a few reasons for why they should reconsider that.
She was called a “minimally talented spoiled brat” by a producer.
She tried to smear Brad’s name in their ongoing divorce and custody dispute.
She “stole” Brad from Jennifer Aniston.
She “stole” Billy Bob Thornton from Laura Dern.
She had a wild past.
She doesn’t have any famous friends.
She manipulates the press.
Her “saint” image is a facade.
Her movies are box-office bombs.