The Cambodian genocide of the 1970s has to be more important than Angelina Jolie’s divorce, but a BBC interview with the star is being noted more for her first public comments on the Brad Pitt split.

Angelina Jolie. Photo by Foreign and Commonwealth Office via Wikimedia Commons
Huffington Post said: Jolie held back tears as she spoke about the split, saying ‘it was a very difficult time’ in a new interview with BBC World News’ Yalda Hakim.

“We are a family, and we always will be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it,” Jolie said before the premiered in Cambodia of “First They Killed My Father,” which she directed.

A comment on Twitter noted the imbalance in coverage: “Actual headline should read ‘Angelina Jolie discusses state of the world and her new film in Cambodia.’ She is SO MUCH more than a breakup.”

The actress also took a swipe at Donald Trump, saying: “The American people are bigger than any president.”

“I believe that many of the things that we’re hearing that we feel are based on a sense of spreading fear or hate or dividing people by race or judgement is un-American,” she said.

“At this time I think what is amazing is we are seeing people around the world start to speak out for their civil liberties and rights and what they feel. In America, we are hearing people say ‘this is un-American to me, this is unconstitutional to me. And this is who I am.'”

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