Dr. Drew seems to have taken it upon himself to save everyone in the public eye from themselves. He counsels drug-dependent stars on Celebrity Rehab, teens making poor decisions on 16 and Pregnant, and now he wants to talk about malnourishment; specifically the malnourishment he thinks Angelina Jolie is suffering from.
Dr. Drew is far from the first celebrity commentator to mention Angelina’s looking a bit slim; after her Oscar’s leg jutting everyone seems to want to give her a hamburger, but while most might assume it’s the pressure of looking good in a bikini that might have Angelina’s wight dipping a little too low, the doctor has a more creative idea.
Dr. Drew pulled from an Us Weekly piece while talking with the ladies on The View this Friday saying the article had suggesting Angelina’s itty-bitty arms were the result of skipping meals to, “make a statement about the kids in Africa that she was working with that didn’t have a chance to eat.”
If she was making a hunger-strike statement, wouldn’t the first step be to make a PR statement so the public would know they shouldn’t be worriedly shipping food to the Jolie-Pitt residence but instead should be supporting hungry kids in Africa?
While some might say Drew should mind his own business, he feels he has good reason not to clam up over his concern Angelina isn’t eating right, pointing out, “I’m tired of keeping quiet about this stuff. When I was quiet about prescription drug use and then everyone starts dying, now I feel an obligation to speak up.”
That statement isn’t an explicit example of cause and effect, but tying his silence to the celebrity deaths does seem to imply Drew thinks if he spoke up he might have been able to stop some of the recent untimely celebrity deaths tied to prescription drugs like Micheal Jackson’s. That kind of assumption seems full of the same kind of hubris Mark Wahlberg displayed when he implied he could have stopped the 9/11 terrorist attacks if only he was on one of the planes.
There’s a lot of reasons people can drop weight, from intentional dieting and exercise routines to stress. I hope Angelina is healthy for herself and for her kids, but somehow I don’t think strangers talking about her weight on national television will make her anymore inclined to bulk up if she’s determined to stay skinny.