Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie paid a visit to Ukraine for a photo-op without wearing combat gear, suggesting the war in Ukraine is not all it’s portrayed to be by the corporate media.
Jolie, who serves as an envoy for the United Nation’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR), was seen in a cafe in Lviv on Saturday waving at onlookers and signing autographs — notably without wearing body armor despite regular reports of shelling in the area.
Angelina Jolie is in Ukraine. She is the second Hollywood celebrity after Sean Penn to visit the country since the start of the Russian military operation. pic.twitter.com/8du80FtBBi
— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2022) April 30, 2022
“Ms Jolie was in the country to meet the children affected by the war and visited hospitals and local organisations helping the injured and displaced,” the BBC reported.
The 46-year-old actress is frequently deployed to war-torn areas to advocate for refugees displaced by conflict, such as her recent visit to Yemen.
But given the reporting of increased military shelling and engagements in the area, some on social media questioned the legitimacy of that reporting given Jolie’s casual visit.
What a dangerous war this is…
— Novum (@NovNovum) April 30, 2022
Such a brutal war
— Derek Mulcahy (@DerekMul) April 30, 2022
Lol. Bit the country is in war
You would think it is a hollywood war with all these stars doing PR, starting with the president 🙄😒
— Elliot (@Elliot88052525) April 30, 2022
Kinda interesting that Sean Penn just happened to be there at start of war…filming🤔
— JuJu (@Judy57926923) April 30, 2022
Jolie is the second Hollywood celebrity to pay a visit to Ukraine after Sean Penn, who met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky last month and called for nuclear retaliation against Russia.
“Even countries that have nuclear weapons can remain intimidated to use them, and we are seeing that now with our own country. And I fear what that legacy is going to be,” Penn opined on “Hannity” earlier this month.
Actor @SeanPenn suggests America is too circumspect about deploying its nuclear arsenal:
“Even countries that have nuclear weapons can remain intimidated to use them, and we are seeing that now with our own country. And I fear what that legacy is going to be." pic.twitter.com/jL3Zk0m9Rh
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 6, 2022
At least Penn had the presence of mind to don combat gear while filming his documentary to appear as if his life was in danger.
Ukraine is becoming a hot go-to destination for the Hollywood elite! Who knew?