i understand completely that when you reach celebrity status in this country, there are a number of consequences that are attached to the status. yes, you are making millions and beloved nationally – but prepare to sacrifice privacy for moments of awkwardness with the paparazzi.
so if dan cooke directed this letter toward uncivilized adults who were hounding brad pitt and angelina jolie while they attempted to grab a bite at planet hollywood in times square, i would find this letter ridiculous.
but brangelina aren’t grabbing a little grub when these adults seek autographs and snap photos. instead, they’re simply trying to bring their little maddox to school.
enter the letter cooke mailed out (source: the new york observer)…
““I’m sure you are aware the school has received much media attention recently during the arrival and dismissal times because of the presence of celebrities Ms. Angelina Jolie and/or Mr. Brad Pitt,” read the document, according to a source who shared it with the Transom over the phone. “I want to make you aware that before the first day of school I met with their security team to discuss the best manner in which for them to drop off and pick up their son. Our foremost goal was to cause the least amount of disruption to the school and to ensure the security of all of our students and families.”
The letter went on to explain that the Jolie-Pitt family had agreed to “stagger” the arrival and pickup times of young Maddox, in order to disrupt as few students and parents as possible.
Then it addressed some troublemakers.
“Regretfully, I have seen some parents taking pictures, asking for autographs, talking to the media and even shouting at Ms. Jolie and Mr. Pitt for recognition,” the source quoted with some glee. “Therefore, in the best interests of the school and safety of your child(ren) I must ask for everyone to please respect the family’s privacy and discontinue these practices.””
for once i actually feel bad for a celebrity. just once though.