Skip to comments.Brangelina may not enter Namibia? [They're 'colonial overlords']
Posted on 06/22/2006 7:08:25 AM PDT by loreldan
BEIJING, June 22 -- Namibia's National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) branded the couple "colonial overlords" and accused them of taking over the African country when Shiloh Nouvel was born this month.
An NSHR spokesman said: "To shut down a national border so she can give birth in peace is a massive abuse of power."
The human rights campaigners claim Angelina and Brad "used heavy-handed and brutal tactics" to persuade the Namibian government to agree to their demands.
Meanwhile, Angelina has confessed she was "terrified" while giving birth to her daughter.
The "Tomb Raider" star has spoken out about the delivery of Shiloh Nouvel and her immediate worries after childbirth.
In an interview with America's CNN news network, she said: "You know, because I wasn't there for the birth of my first two kids, I was suddenly terrified that she was not gonna take a first breath.
"That was my whole focus. I just wanted to hear her cry."
Angelina, 31, already has two adopted children - 16-month-old Zahara and 4-year-old Maddox - but Shiloh, born last month, is her first child with Brad.
I'd like an explanation of "heavy handed and brutal tactics". Isn't money and publicity at the root of it?
The first rule of Colonial Overlord Club has been broken gentlemen.
"Abuse of Power" - HAHAHAHAHA - How does it feel to be on the receiving end of a snit like that instead of dishing it out?
Talk about a photo op and creation of a myth, this gal sure takes the cake.
Fatuity would appear to be an ever-expanding balloon. I watch because I keep hoping for it to go "pop"---how I destest celebrities.
On the other hand, probably most Americans have never heard or know nothing about Namibia. All this news may arouse curiosity. Maybe tourism dollars. This may end up beneficial to this country.
I remember feeling alot of things upon the births of my 3 children, but terror was not one of them. I wonder why she was so worried? Perhaps because she had her baby in a 3rd world country?
and they wanted "privacy" and then sold pictures of the baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Namibia should have known better than to kowtow to this pair of lunatics.
My youngest is about to turn 29 and I still remember that moment of waiting, which seemed like forever.
Well, the entire continent functioned a lot better when it was really operated by "colonial overlords". What's the problem?
With all the massive, narcissistic egotism, you would hope that these self-indulgent narcissists get a little insight into their behavior or image.
Namibia's teeth-chattering, handwringing National Society for Human Rights just told the whole world how easy it is to push their entire country around.
Not that I admire Brad and Angelina's game plan.
Hey, my oldest is 29! No, I mean I was very interested, but I could see the baby, and he was clearly alive. (I didn't know that he wasn't supposed to be that gray color!) No, terror was not on my list of feelings.
This is news in Beijing?
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