Angelina Jolie Says She’s ‘Ashamed’ Of Joe Biden – Immediately Breaks Instagram Record
Angelina Jolie joined Instagram and in her first post said that she's "ashamed" of President Joe Biden and how he's handled Afghanistan.
Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie used her brand new Instagram page to bash President Joe Biden for his handling of the crisis in Afghanistan.
She became the fastest Instagram user to ever gain one million followers after joining the social media site this week. After three days, she has 7.6 million followers.
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Jolie Lashes Out At Biden
Angelina Jolie, 46, garnered over 2.1 million followers within three hours after using her very first post to criticize what Biden has done in Afghanistan.
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“I was on the border of Afghanistan two weeks before 9/11, where I met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban. This was twenty years ago,” she wrote. “It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country.”
“To spend so much time and money, to have bloodshed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand,” Jolie added.
20 years ago today, our Special Envoy Angelina Jolie embarked upon her journey with us here at UNHCR. She has been a tireless witness and advocate for the world's forcibly displaced people. pic.twitter.com/Q3e6a1uJmh
— UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) August 23, 2021
Jolie Doubles Down In Scathing Op-Ed
This week, Jolie also penned an opinion piece for Time Magazine titled “The People of Afghanistan Deserve So Much Better Than This.” In this piece, she attacked the way the Biden Administration has handled the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
“Whatever your views on the war in Afghanistan, we probably agree on one thing: it should not have ended this way,” she wrote. “Giving up the idea of a peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban, appearing to cut and run, and abandoning our allies and supporters in the most chaotic way imaginable, after so many years of effort and sacrifice, is a betrayal and a failure impossible to fully understand.”
Not stopping there, Jolie blasted the Biden administration for seeming “to have lacked the will to plan this transition in a managed way,” adding that the exit “could have been better, more decent, and safer.”
‘As An American, I Am Ashamed’
As an American, I am ashamed by the manner of our leaving. It diminishes us. We have lost leverage to influence what now happens in Afghanistan. We lack a strategy to monitor and support women and civil society in Afghanistan, who the Taliban have a history of targeting—banning girls from school, confining women to the home, and inflicting brutal physical punishments, including public lashing, on any woman perceived to have stepped out of line.
Our allies are rightly upset, blaming the U.S. for a precipitate, unilateral withdrawal that missed the opportunity for any coordinated plan to preserve some of the gains made in the country. We have to acknowledge and address these realities, if we are to have any hope of learning from this dark moment.
Jolie Concludes With A Warning
Jolie concluded by warning that what Biden has done in Afghanistan will trigger a “new refugee crisis.” She added that she’s thinking “of every Afghan girl who picked up her book bag and went to school in the last 20 years even though she risked being killed for it.”
Jolie is the daughter of Jon Voight, one of the few openly conservative actors in Hollywood. Perhaps some of his wisdom has rubbed off on her.
The fact that she shattered this Instagram record by bashing Biden should send a message to the president that he may not be nearly as popular as the media makes out.