As the world reacts in horror, sadness and anger over the Paris attacks, Jolie tweeted, "Whilst everyone talks about #Paris no one mentions the #ISIS attack in #Lebanon yesterday. I pray for both countries." So . . . what? As an American, am I supposed to feel bad about feeling bad for the attack on an iconic city and a long-time ally with whom we share much culture? Yeah, shame on me "whilst" Jolie gets her more inclusive grief just right.
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Exactly this, couldn't have said it better.
THANK YOU! I was a couple days late to this one. I could not agree with you anymore than I already do.
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" I think that it's much easier for us in the west to relate to the Paris attacks because it's a popular tourist destination."
Paris is known for good food, romance, fashion, & culture. Most Americans have no interest in Lebanon.
Well said. To intimate that the U.S.A. does not care about the Lebanese people is to try to deny the fact that American aid dollars going there are incredible.
I felt she was trying to shame those who were upset by the Paris Attacks for feeling extreme emotion when they didn't feel that way about the attacks in Lebanon. Is feeling more upset about Paris racist?
You're just being overly sensitive. She didn't say anything about shaming people. She just said people need to ALSO pay attention to other things that are equally as important.
As I reread her tweet, I just don't see the "closer to Lebanon" thing.
I don't know what the connection is to Lebanon, I do think she is compassionate toward both Lebanon/Paris. Maybe she feels that Lebanon is being ignored.