Angelina Jolie had one of her most-talked fashion moments at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. The incident remains a favorite topic even after eight years.
Angelina Jolie was confident and comfortable with her black gown with a thigh-high slit when she graced the Oscars stage in 2012 to present an award. She showed off her leg in a pose before reading the name of the winners only to be mocked by the latter.
Angelina Jolie mocked on Oscars stage
Angelina Jolie looked gorgeous and fashionable in her black Atelier Versace gown when she graced the Oscars 2012. She was in high spirits when she took the stage to present the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Her high-thigh slit gown was designed to show off her perfect leg. The Maleficent star did her powerful pose by sliding her right leg to expose her thigh while placing her left hand on her waist.
The winners for the category were Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash for their film The Descendants. However, Rash allegedly mocked Jolie on stage by copying her pose when he received the award. Shortly after what Rash did, Payne and Faxon followed.
Angelina Jolie did not bother to present an award only for the winners to mock her pose, men are embarrassing :/ pic.twitter.com/KJcs3Ndmpx
— norma jeane (@versaceschanel) August 6, 2020
Netizens still furious for what happened
Eight years later, the netizens are still furious with what Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash did to Jolie.
“it’s not like he did it simply for the fact that she doesn’t own the pose he clearly did it to mock her, wouldn’t take a genius to understand what what’s [sic] going on in the video,” @versaceschanel commented.
“Cuz he literally did it after she did to mock her? He’s the one that should have been mature,” @CheyenneCorvil1 wrote.
“he mocked her pose, which is rude and disrespectful,” another user added.
“This is LITERALLY what happens when straight white men are given a platform,” Dylan Horner commented.
Jolie spoke about her dress
Angelina Jolie spoke about the incident to Extra during the premiere of her film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The actress shared the story behind her dress.
“There’s a whole longer story behind that,” Jolie said.
“I had a more complicated dress and I wore the more comfortable dress, which was that one, and I think I was just so comfortable that,” she added.
“I think when you feel comfortable, when you feel yourself — which is very much the theme of the film, and we know this in life — you embrace it. And sometimes, maybe it appears to be a thing, I don’t know.”
Rash explained what happened
The winners denied that their act was an aim to mock Angelina Jolie. Nat Faxon said Angelina Jolie was very hot that night. Meanwhile, Jim Rash said it was a tribute for the actress and not mockery.
“It was a loving tribute. It was more like, oh, she’s standing, great, I’m going to stand like that, too,” the comedian explained.
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