London: Angelina Jolie, seems to be hitting back at critics who said she looked “dangerously malnourished,” as she pulled up to a Hollywood McDonald’s for some fast food. The 36-year-old actress sat in the passenger seat alongside partner Brad Pitt as they ordered several bags of food from the drive-through, a leading daily has reported. The celebrity couple had twins Vivienne and Knox in the back of the car.
However, despite Jolie helping Pitt order several bags of food, there was no actual photographic evidence of her tucking into a burger herself. Dr Drew Pinksy appeared on US show ‘The View’ where he discussed the now infamous photograph of a slim Angelina Jolie baring her right leg in a black Versace gown at the Oscars last weekend. As the picture was flashed up on a screen behind him, he warned that women should not regard the actress as an ideal of beauty on account of her remarkably skinny figure.
“She’s malnourished… I just see malnutrition,” he said.
“We should not look at that as an ideal of beauty, even though she might be a beautiful woman,” he added.
His comments came after he expressed the same verdict on her “dangerously” skinny frame during his own, self-titled show earlier in the week. Fox presenter Bill O’Reilly is another who has weighed in on the matter.
“Is it just me or is she looking mighty slim these days? Emaciated even? I was kind of taken aback. Look at the arms on her,” he said on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ the day after the Oscars.
In November, a magazine reported that the ‘Salt’ star survives on as little as 600 calories a day, which is the equivalent of two bowls of cereal with milk.
“Angelina has been known to start her day with little more than a spoonful of coconut oil and a handful of cereal,” a source told the publication.
“The worrying thing is that she is so busy, she often forgets to eat. Sometimes she’ll skip lunch altogether or will just grab a few almonds and some gummy bears while she’s on the go, or will have a protein-based shake rather than anything more substantial,” the source said.
Jolie’s fluctuating weight has been well documented, with her slim frame becoming painfully thin during difficult emotional times in her life. The actress was forced to defend her waif-like frame in 2007, when her weight plummeted following the death of her mother Marcheline.
“I have always been lean, and this year I lost my mum and I’ve gone through a lot,” she said at that time.
“Instead of people saying I look like a person dealing with something emotionally, they assume it’s because I want to fit into skinny jeans,” she said.