July 21st, 2011
09:59 AM ET
Angelina Jolie: My kids eat crickets
When Angelina Jolie tells her kids to clean their plates, there very well could be an insect or two on them.
As she explained of her family's travels to Cambodia in a video for her Louis Vuitton Core Values shoot, she introduced her son Maddox, 9 - who's adopted from the country - and the rest of her brood to fried crickets.
"My boys love to eat crickets. It’s their favorite thing," she says.
"When I first gave it to them, I thought, I wanted them to understand culturally, I didn’t want them to be turned off by something that was their culture," Jolie goes on.
But when they began to get hooked on the crispy treats, she grew a little worried. "They ate them like Doritos and they wouldn’t stop. They brought to-go boxes home and I had to actually ban the cricket eating at a certain point because I was afraid they’d get sick from too many."
So when they returned to Cambodia for Jolie's Louis Vuitton shoot, she had a friend wrangle two to-go boxes of crickets and the family indulged on them right in the car.
"They're good - they are like a potato chip," she says. And while the actress and spokesperson has yet to taste some spider soup, "you gotta try everything," she adds.
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u are like ur mother, jolie...!!
jolie, thaats ok, u can allow them to eat crickets.. they are tasty and healthy too... but get them crickets which are brought up by natural manure.. not some medicines and stuff
Hi joli. U r roking.
From your mouth to god's ears – that woman is weird & a homewrecker many times over. She gives these interviews for the shock-value .. "my kids eat crickets" . The only redeeming value she has as a human being is that her bizarre stuff attracts the press where-ever she goes. And that helps put the spotlight on the poorest people in the world. There is nothing to admire about a morally bankrupt person. I'm a guy and I would take a shower if she hugged me.
.... brown recluse soup
brown recluse soup
Anybody that ever left the usa, knows its not a big deal. you dont think there are pesticides in almost everything we have in our grocery stores.
Dont common on what u dont know.... we eat cows w/4 legs and bigger than us and people have a prob with another cultures snack just cuz its a bug! wake up people!
I ate sand as a kid...now can i breastfeed from Jolie?
These posts are some of the funniest I've ever read on boring 'ol CNN, CNN I hope you never take this page down.
When this blog is done we will hear.... "crickets"
I must say that I am surprised at the responses. I expected the comments to contain a ton of Jolie bashing but that is not the case.
Anyone that thinks their own choice of diet is better than the rest of the world's, is a pompous ass.
Besides, I have seen stuff with Andrew Zimmern on the Food Network that makes me want to throw up in my mouth.
Angelina Jolie gets wierd by the minute, she stole Jennifer Aniston's husband, she drinks blood, she like man and woman, she goes and adopts few kids, she is no;t a good actres, her feet is big, I don't get her.
Anything to stay in the news. Madonna used to do whatever she had to to stay relevant, too.
Loved reading the comments, please CNN don't ever take this page down.
I hear they (amoung other bugs) are full of protein. Ummmm yeah, I'll stick to protein shakes.
Who in their right state of mind, living in a civilized country would want to eat crickets on purpose??! Thats absolutely discusting! Yuck! Glad that I am American. We have problems here but at least we dont eat bugs!
There are many restaurants in America that do serve the foods of other cultures, and this includes insects. American cuisine includes such great things as chitlins and fried pigs feet. I'll take fried crickets over this fine American cuisine, thanks.
To each their own. plus fried crickets are probably way better for them then the happy meals which you probably feed your kids twice a week.
i dont like u either.i love you brad
Love, love, love Angelina! And love Ang and Brad much more than Jenn and Brad.
What exactly do you love about her? Is it when she:
1. slept with Mick Jagger when he was with Jerry Hall?
2. had an affair with Billy Bob Thornton when he was engaged to Laura Dern?
3. wore a vial of Billy Bob's blood around her neck?
4. made out with her brother at the Oscars?
5. slept with numerous married men & women then bragged about how they were simply "lovers" to Larry King?
6. when she peed in a Mountain Dew bottle, then gave the drink to her father's girlfriend?
Wow you're right. There are just so many upstanding, moral qualities about her I just don't know which one to admire the most.
Hey guy's its me. Yeah I know, Angie slept with her brother, went with Billy Bob and wore his blood. She made me buy all these kids and Now she feeds them crickets! As long as she gives up the goods every day I could care less what she feeds the little brats! Hell, I dont even remember all of their names! I just say, hey chinese kid can u pass me my cigarretes? LOL! It's SO AWESOME BEIN ME! And no I dont eat the crickets!
Texan and Pancho Villa are a class act. Y'all sound seriousily ignorant. Stupid ass racist comments about Mexicans have no place in this. Idiots.
Wow – I guess I wouldn't have a problem until my kids started rubbing their back legs together...
How about forcing her whole family to eat like that all the time. Take away their food and money and let them live in cambodia on the street. Hmm, suddenly when it's not a weird choice and neccessity it probably won't look so 'cool'. Bet Brad doesn't indulge in it! Can't wait for the story of all the weirdness that will come out of her kids mouths when they get older. (ala no wire coathangers!)
Next the family will be wearing viles of each other's blood around their necks....oh wait, she already did that and then dumped the guy who belonged to the blood. my bad...
Doesn't this broad ever get sick of thinking up new controversial, "look at me" things to say or do just to keep the spotlight on herself? Give it a rest already. Raise your family, go to work and shut up already.
I don't care if her kids eat crickets, bananas, seafood or guano. What causes the *eye rolls* is her constant attention-getting tactics to keep the spotlight on herself, ie: wearing Billy Bob's blood in a vile around her neck, the creepy kiss with her brother, having slept with numerous married men & women and discussing them as nothing more than simply her lovers in an oh-so-blasee way, talking about her kids eating crickets, etc. WE GET IT, Angelina. You're a star. You don't have to keep reminding us to pay attention to you.
Guess what, don't care what her overpriveleged kids eat – can't stand her or her kids. If they want to eat crickets move to a country that lives on them and quit coming back to the US. And take your tatoos and big lips there too.
Angelina jolie is creepy she reminds me of the evil beldam in the movie coraline eating bugs, omg why are celebs so wierd, eating crickets isnt cool & they have a ton of money to eat normal food i find it condescending that she acts like this around people who aren't rich & have literally nothing, ugh im so sick of celebs trapsing around like thier gods, grow up they are mere mortals like the rest of us.
AND FYI: TO ALL U FOREIGNERS AND ILLEGAL ALLIENS! If there are a few bugs in our AMERICAN food its not because we want them. You FREAKS actually like eating rats and crickets! How dumb is that! And believe me, if crickets tasted good we AMERICANS would eat them. But they dont. So go ahead and eat your rat and cricket sandwich. Sounds yummy.........NOT! LOL
Man! I just love these two people they are living the dream everyday. They always seem happy. Jennifer Anniston was such a loser. All Brad wanted was a beautiful wife and children. Jennifer didn't want kids. I think her 15 minutes are up.
These comments are so entertaining – they crack me up!
My kids eat cookies!!!
Is Brad trying to look like Johnny Depp?
Then just eat potato chips.
Oh yeah? My kids eat boogers.
I cant wait 2 go back to a Publix Grocery Store! They have the best cakes! U hear that people! A grocery store. If u people could eat a burger and fries u would! Thank God im an AMERICAN! Otherwise id be eating bugs instead of SUBWAY and MCDONALDS! USA! USA! USA!
(Singing) I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN! WHERE MY FOOD IS CRICKET FREE!! LOL! AMERICA RULES! Even I wouldnt feed a kid Crickets! Thats just gross! EPIC FAIL!
Its funny that all of u idiots from other countries around the world are getting mad because we AMERICANS dont wanna eat cats, rats and crickets! Yet u are the same fools who try to sneak into AMERICA everyday to live where we live and eat what we eat! Go eat a cricket sandwitch u Third World Freaks!
im so starved i will eat u all.
I watched a show on how fried Tarantulas are a delicacy in Cambodia. They showed baskets upon baskets of live Tarantulas being dumped into oil. On one day alone there were 10's of thousands and this from just one village. You don't have to be a genius to see that such practices aren't sustainable. But then again mankind is pathetic.
CNN - WHY would anyone care about this ridiculous story - you're turning your reputation in that of other rag sheets.
Hope they didn't tap her phone to find this trivia out....
In the picture Angie just cut the cheese and is laughing cuz Brad just smelled it.
Thats what you get for riding with your mouth open .
I ate a bug 1ce! Not sure what kind it was, cause it flew into my mouth while I was riding my bike! Kept trying to spit it out, but I swallowed it & couldn't get the taste out of my system for a full day! It was gross! I understand that eating insects is a cultural thing, but it seems to happen more in poverty stricken nations. If you have nothing to eat, a fat bug looks pretty appetizing! As far as Angelina, you don't have to understand or agree with her, but to say you hate a person you don't know is bogus! She's your fellow human & has a right to live her life as you havea right to live yours! Nuff said!!
The legs are probably still hooked to your gut .
Snakes can smell that stuff too .
What teh he11 is wrong with people? Crickets!? You and your husband are multi millionaires. Treat 'em right you wench.
Well they are asian...
Whats wrong with the birds that eat the crickets ?
Asian poo poo pradduh have ruch fibuh, it chewree an tas-C.
You should try it
It is deliciously great tasting!
No thankyou ,
Her kids won't be fat like the kids of most people commenting on this.
I suppose she buys cheap ice cream for them too .
you turd world lovers and Leftist enablers should take Jolies advice on those crickets cause that's what your gonna be eating when your boy President crackhead starts cutting your nut-nut checks!
why crickets? why not beetles, centipedes, moths and other creepy insects? its just not normal.
I'm SICK!. I've seen enough crickets to know that there are alot of diseased ones. Crickets contain long white gelatonous worms that feed on them. I'm completely nauseated.
According to the UK's Environment Justice Foundation, around 70% of the pesticides available in Cambodia are classified as "extremely" or "highly" hazardous by the World Health Organisation.Over 50% of their population is under 15 and most work in agriculture with numerous health problems due to pesticides. In a 2002 report, 48% of farmers admitted to allowing children to aplly pesticides.
Sounds like the insects might be safer than the veggies
Probably better for the kids than eating a gut full of sugar treats.
Hey Jon, Come on over, I am making smoked BBQ PORK RIBS YUUUUMMMMYYY and a big 'ole Pulled Pork. Oink, Oink! 😉
@C – she can slap me too...i was just playin'
Now I'm hungry.
No way,would I,have my children eat grasshoppers;or other insects.If,your kids get sick;don't cry. JoAnn
With the type of nomadic, unconventional life they are living, it appears those children are destined to become as weird as their adoptive parents.
Lots of kids here at home could use some celebrity help/money.
Cricket testicles are considered a delicacy in many countries. Fried cricket hearts are another big favorite of mine.
Catching crickets isn't that hard if you know how to do it, actually. But it's sure easier to buy farmed ones. I wouldn't eat them, though; if you have a box of crickets you can easily convert them to fish, which taste a lot better 🙂
I just don't know about getting their legs in my teeth. *shudder*
They would make great toothpicks.
This just appears to be one of many characteristics she incorporates into her family dynamic to distinguish hers as above others. It's just as much bullsh!t as the hideous baby name game celebrities use to associate themselves and their offspring with godliness. Also, I think Angelina's lips look like a cat's anus.
People who eat bugs will be around after the end of our world because they will eat bugs. Ain't gonna be any Mickey D's around after that.
What about the CRICKETS?? Let's just endorse killing yet another animal that we don't need to. Because their small they deserve to be used as snack food for the rich and elite? This is outrageous at best, say NO to eating crickets, Jimmeny Cricket is spinnig in his grave right now!! Wrote that like a BOSS!!!
Another celebrity making outrageous statements to gain publicity!!!!! When she was younger and on drugs, Jolie wore a vial of Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck ..... just another example of strange behavior to get attention.
If I had to eat fried crickets and spider soup to survive I would. But I don't so I will pass....thanks. However I will sleep better knowing that Maddox can survive in the jungles of Vietnam.
bradd pitt looks like The Dude.
I bet if McDonalds sold fried crickets and called them MCCrickets, vast majority would eat them.
Does that child Maddox ever grow? He;s been the same size and age for 1o years. Now I know why, she's been feeding them bugs
Political correctness sux. I'm tired of reading how we should accept third world gross eating habits. First dogs, then bugs.
"Their culture"? Isn't that the AMERICAN culture? We don't eat crickets here. They eat crickets there because they are poor and have little choice. This woman is a complete dimwit, which has been obvious for some time. Maybe she should "adopt" a few more kids for the collection. Uggh....I thought she had gone away.
jolie maybe should eat a handful herself and get some meat on her skeletonized body
Cricket only eat plant. I think they are cleaner than spoil milk like cheese. Our grass are not so green do no criticize other culture. Let other try what they wish, and you may enjoy whatever exotic food you wish as well.
What right do you have to criticize the criticism that others have?? How dare you sir!
I wonder if she feeds them dog or horse meat. Yeah, different cultures, different foods.
My mom's name is Cricket.....
I would eat crickets only if I was in a situation where is no real food
I would be more concerned about what's in the Doritos than the crickets...
you sick b i a t c h
Its not fried in oil.
If you know what's in your 'happy meal' you will be begging for the crickets.And for your information it I'd not fried in oil..
This is a relic from a time when the country was so poor, it couldn't afford to eat anything else, so people ate whatever they could. Much like many food items from the third world. To say its "culture" is a bit much.
Also, people eat fried pig a$sholes. In America.
I'd rather eat a bucket of crickets than a pig's as$hole.
crickets are great! You should try ants too.... yum!
Crickets really are quite tasty. Had them when on a tour of SE Asia. I like ChexMix better, but, hey, when in Cambodia...Oh, and for those concerned, the frying process also sterilizes in and out...
I love Crickets! If you're in Los Angeles, you can get them at a fab restaurant called "Typhoon" at the Santa Monica Airport. They're amazingly good!
There's nothing crazy about eating a food that is eaten all over the world by many different cultures. What's crazy is assuming that it's crazy just because you haven't eaten it before. The kids obviously like the crickets, and anyone with kids should know how hard it is to get a kid to eat anything 'weird', so these things are probably just as delicious as they're made out to be. They still kinda creep me out... but that's a product of my close-minded, Western upbringing. Not a product of it being weird to eat bugs, that's totally normal all over the place.
I'll get the courage up someday...
Insectoids are some of the MOST healthy sources of food on the planet. They are almost pure protein.
i hired 2000 cambodian children to catch crickets with a net and pay them 10 cents a day. pies and cakes sprinkled with crickets sell very well in europe.
Then your business model sucks. It would cost you less than those pennies to raise them by the thousand in a cardboard box.
T3chsupport–not so fast. $200 per day wage cost. Each kid catches 100 crickets per hour and works the standard 12 hour day–1200 crickets per child per day. That's a production of 2.4 milliion crickets per day. What is the size of this magical box?
I bet Saturday Night Live is gonna make fun of this next season!
Watch out Angelina the PETI (people for the ethical treatment of insects) are coming after you.
Hmm, add some fried wasp or termites! She can have mine. LOL
I was immediately taken back by this headline...I was not aware that Angelina even knew when her kids ate, much less what they ate.
Only a celebrity could get away with it. if you had a ghetto woman on welfare do it you would see social services in the news with that.
Only Angelina could feed her kids bugs and then have everyone falling all over themselves exclaiming how 'COOL' it is lmao
I'd be more worried about the fact that she buys them knives.
All of u weirdo's can keep saying that crickets are good. But if u had a Choice between some crickets and a Philly Cheese Steak, u would choose the PHILLY CHEESE STEAK! Dont get mad @ us because we live in America and we have the best food!
You don't get out of the country much do you. Granted, I would rather eat a steak over crickets on a regular basis, but if I'm going to go out of the country, whats wrong with trying something new? Its called an open mind, you might want to get one 😉
Welcome to the Angelina Jolie School for Anorexia. On today's menu, a cricket.
Angelina! Culture is one thing but not always the right thing. If your going to raise them in their environment crickets would be cool. Since you are taking them into your environment you need to work on changing their diet along with language and social needs. If not they will be like a fish out of water. I know of cultures that dine on Live Monkey brains but you won't see that in the USA.
People who bash others for expanding their cultural and culinary horizons are just plain ignorant. Insects are a common food in much of the world and make up the planet's largest non-plant biomass. Ants, crickets, grasshopper, locusts, scorpions and many types of beetles are very common food items and pretty tasty too. Anyone who eats crayfish, lobster or crab should not be turned off by eating insects.
they taste like sunflower seds
Back in the kitchen:
"Check this out. Americans will eat anything if it's fried. Especially if you tell them it's a local delicacy."
"Watch this, I can even get them to eat crickets!"
american fatazzzes can learn something
absolutely disgusting. eat your own damned insects, i'll stick to a healthy AMERICAN diet. it's like this, in some countries it's polite to burp and fart around other people, go somewhere else is my take on it..
Healthy American diet? You've got to be kidding me.
Isn't "healthy American diet" one of those oxymorons?
Funny how all of the stars become so excentric when they become famous, take up "noble" causes, eat exotic quisine, but when they were just simple people before their fame, they ate at McDonalds! LOL I know for a fact there are McDonalds in most parts of the world...she could have just ordered a happy meal, but instead she ordered a hopping meal!
O grams of fat ? I'd eat insects all day. Come on can we just pretend we're not from the United States for a while, and have some fun. Atleat Angelina is traveling. Some of you probably has never even visited or heard of Cambodia. Life isn't all about french fries and hamburgers. If Angelina can trade in lobster and steak everyday for insects,then so can i.
I heard her kids might sometimes eat doodoo. Plus what is wrong with her face? It looks like a steamroller squashed it. She is one odd and ughly broooaad.
It's simply the unrealistic and unwholesome idolatry she has for BP. Unfortunately, he is a 'playa' and her days are numbered. Ck back in a coupla years
Sorry but it's disgusting.
I know its supposed to be healthy, I know that stuff but I can't get around the concept of eating insects. I can't insects in any manner. I went to a party held by someone I knew who was an entomologist; she cooked up meal worms and crickets and it made me physically gag. My ancestors are Norwegian and they ate some pretty disgusting stuff too. I wouldn't eat that stuff either.
So your ARE eating bugs in many things you eat
It's ok as long as you don't actually know you are eating bugs
Everybody in America eats bugs
If you eat any type of produce you are eating bugs and bug eggs
Especially if you do eat Organic produce. It is allowed the FDA has a guideline on how many bugs/eggs can be in each certain amount of produce, if you eat fresh spinach there are approx. 20,000 Aphid eggs in each bunch, if you ever get a chance to go to any of our factories in America that process and make our wonderfully overprocessed foods you will see bugs being inadvertantly ground up into the food you will be buying. If this story was on in any other country in the world they would be thinking big deal rather eat bugs than hot dogs, or bologni, America has it all wrong
I guess she needed some more attention today...
personally I do not give a shiat what she and her kids eat or don't eat
i once read a story about billy bob and her drinking each other's blood
do the kids do that also?
Thank you so much for eating all of the crickets and feeding them to the kids too. Now we don't have to call the Orkin Man.
I eat crickets....and testicles.
Are you saying you eat cricket testicles?
So are those Cricket Testicles bouncing on your chin
Is there a difference between a farm raised roach and a farm raised cricket?
I've eaten a few June Bugs on several occasions. The're crunchy – and go well with beer :-)~
i love etin chitlins but i got ta pick da corn out first. i dont like dat corn in der. people say it smell an tase like poo but dat my preferance.. gotta eat dem while day hot!
Oh I see. You like to eat der corn separately!!
From crickets you move to mexicans I laugh of your ignorance
This story bugs me.
You morons obviously don't have a clue how many bugs you unwittingly eat in your "normal" packaged foods. The FDA allows this. In fact, bugs are probably better than most of the crap you feed your children.
When reading comments, you can always tell who's been out of the country and who hasn't; who's open-minded and who sits in their fancy hotels eating sandwiches instead of trying out local delicacies.
so are you trying to say that the Jolie's Pitt's are not staying in fancy hotels wherever they travel out of the country
Jolie might or might not be staying at fancy hotels. Who knows? But I think the point KK was trying to make was that there are people who, for example, go to Italy, maybe see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, order beef ravioli at the restaurants, drive around the city and call that "experiencing Italy."
But are the crickets wearing makeup
Yet another reason why I love the Brangelina family.
You can take the kids out of Africa but you can't take the Africa out of the kids...
Anthony, last time I checked Cambodia, Maddox's birthplace, is in Asia, not Africa. Crickets are eaten by many people throughout South East Asia. Its healthier than the candy bars, potato chips, other snacks we feed our children in the western world.
Understand them by eating bugs. I think I am going to understand some Vietnamese people by eating Pho today.
We all eat bugs everyday and dont even know it. When you eat a bowl of cereal it probably has bugs in it that were in or on the plants used to make them, most are removed but a few make it thru .
EW! Thats nasty! Thank God im in America! No wonder the rest of the world wants to be like us. Yall eating crickets? U do know its 2011? Steak or some crickets? Hmmmmm. Ima go with a STEAK!
Unless you have tried them, don't knock it. They are actually pretty tasty.
Frankly, its comments and thinking like that which makes the majority of the world, dislike America, your egocentric patriotism tends to be the main reason America is hated on, show a bit of respect to other countries and your bound to be respected back 😉
It's people like Avon who make me ashamed to be an American. Stupid, ignorant, callous, self-centered, gluttonous, jingoistic fools.
Avon, you are the perfect example of an ignorant, closed minded American....You are sadly mistaken, people like educated, kind, intelligent Americans not close minded, arrogant and judgemental people like you. The rest of the world has a lot too offer but you are probably too close minded to admit that.
What makes all of you so sure Avon is an American? Because it said so? It's probably a jealous little Chinese freak like the ones that post to anti-China articles.
Anyway, I'm a Martian and on Mars, we eat fried Earthling. Tastes just like fried chicken.
Look up Entomophagy on wikipedia. 80% of nations on Earth eat insects. Only the Western culture considers eating insects to be a taboo. Insects are high in protein, vitamins, minerals... If you eat domestically raised insects, it's actually pretty safe and you can be sure that farmers don't use "hormones" to accelerate their growth – unlike factory farming.
These are not those stinky crickets ppl! they r different n good when fried. I ve eaten lots of them. Yes, you should refrain eating them if they have been pesticided. How would you know? I grew up in 3rd world country, if you didn't see any airplane flying by then we got get them at nights while they are asleep on tree branches. Well they eat any green thing they see, so in our case there is anything else to eat but them n there r no fast-food around as in western countries. Be thankful u have a developed country my friend, while some ppl in other countries are just trying to make day by day.
I rather eat fried crickets than eat ROAD KILL...
who gives a crap what they eat! and this is newsworthy? i guess cnn sent a team of reporters to cambodia to cover this breaking news.. what the eff???
Jennifer Anniston lucked out. Brad and Angelina are 2 messed up people, money doesn't buy smarts.
What, exactly, is wrong with eating crickets? They're safe, healthy, plentiful, easy to produce, and the number of people who ate them today is probably greater than the entire population of your country.
I smoked a roach once..... then got the munchies n ate some crickets
Did you kill it or was it puff, puff, pass?
Puff puff SMASH lol
There are so many other healthier fried foods her kids can eat (I love okra fries). Why do they have to eat crickets? She just wants to be eccentric. Get over yourself, Jolie.
What's wrong with eating insects? Insects are high on protein and have 0 fat!!! And they outnumber number of humans on Earth by a factor of at least 1000. I actually think we are missing out on a good source of food!
Look up Entomophagy on wikipedia. 80% of nations on Earth eat insects. Only the Western culture considers eating insects to be a taboo. Insects are high in protein, vitamins, minerals... If you eat domestically raised insects, it's actually pretty safe and you can be sure that farmers don't use "hormones" to accelerate their growth – unlike factory farming.
You want to know what's really disgusting? That's eating live stocks raised in factory farming!
Explain to us why eating okra is better than eating crickets.
This is a sin!
Eating chicken, pork, beef is not a sin?
I eat half rabbits.
Insects are actually very good food if you can ignore the yuck factor. Insects are high in protein and have virtually no FAT!!! You can't find that in any meat!
u r right, Im sure they taste good too
This is news? Who cares? Are there no Editors left at CNN?
honey roasted crickets is on todays menu. mmm mm mmmmmm
That's very funny!!!!
What tha??? Weirdos....Brad Pitt should have stayed with Jennifer Aniston...I swear I just wana smell her hair...so fine.
Go ahead, charlie, see if you can date Jen longer than 6 mo.; that seems to be about how long she can hang on to anyone. Maybe she slaps people who smell her hair..... BP has had a much happier life with AJ than he ever had with JA.
If some of you are so worried about thoses poor kids ,then call child protective services.
They'd have to call them on hundreds of millions – maybe more than a billion – other people. Everyone who isn't a self-obsessed ignorant Westerner.
and we are supposed to be surprised by anything associated with this strange woman?
'The comments are far more interesting then the article.' Thank you.
mexicans taking a dump in the fields is far more dangerous than a little pesticide on our veggies.
I took a dump in your mom's upper lip and named it Sanchez.
Us Texans have sweet incestuous relationships with our mothers. I resent your comments Mr. Villa.
The entire family is nuts.
The comments are far more interesting then the article. You put up an article about kids eating crickets, not just any old kids, the kids of a famous movie star and it somehow becomes something to discuss. Okay. Because we are social, intelligent and anonymous we must make it important....ah, yes let's talk about pesticides.
How stupid. Who gives a care what she feeds her kids? Really. What next so and so movie star feeds their kids real worms on ice cream. That's sure to spark an intelligent debate.
How about an article on how people don't have a life.
The best comment, by far!
i ate a half of a roach in my big mac. it made me puke!
I eat doo doo. So do my kids.
In my country we eat fried roaches...crispy outside...tender and juicy inside, Angie should try them, I am sure she and her kids would like them.
What's next, Roach Souffle? Or maybe Chunky Rat Salad? All that money and eating bugs......something's just wrong
ROFL Chungy Rat Salad, hey, taste like Chunky Chicken Salad.
Something's wrong? Yes, with you. What mental defect keeps you from realizing that your personal, culturally-indoctrinated distaste isn't objective fact? How can you not notice your complete inability to muster a factual objection?
I like Angelina...Angie...I think she's well rounded. She doesnt seem to be full of herself when I've seen her in interviews. She travels the world and is open to other cultures and trying things. What's the use of travel if you don't try the crusine of that region you're in. All of her children are going to be very smart people, because of their travels.
I think they will be very confident and sincere people. She's exposing them to all types of cultures in person that the majority of us can only read in a book or now we can read about it online. But still. What better way to experience life. I think Angelina and Brad are doing a very good job. Yes, their movies take them away for alittle while from their kids. But, then so does jobs like being a pilot for an airline, or a sales rep. What's the difference? They get paid millions and that affords them to travel like they do. I wish they'd adopt me and take me with them.
Hysterical. Angelina proclaims her kids eat bugs, then all the wacky fans fall all over themselves exclaiming how 'COOL' it is LMAO
I think it is funny that Americans, who are grossly overweight and will eat anything in sight including fish eggs, snails, snake, anchovies and crayfish brains will talk about how disgusting that she encourages her children to try foods from different cultures.
My ex father-in-law would not eat pizza because he believed it looked like someone threw up on bread. I know people who will not eat Chinese food because they don;t like the way it looks. But these same people will eat Liver Pudding, which looks and smells like food that has already been eated and digested and repackaged to sell again. Amazing what people will say is nasty...and what they will be putting in their mouths while saying it!!!
I meant to say that Liver Pudding looks like it has been "eaten" ...before the spelling police come and get me....
I'm sick of these "Americans will do this" "Americans are obese and lazy" posts. Yes, we have a high number of overweight people in our country. We get that. But you are being just as ignorant and closed minded as those who would judge Cambodians for eating insects. Not to mention the fact that, with the possible exception of certain kinds of snake, those "disgusting" foods you listed did not originate in America.
Yeah, there may be a problem with ignorance in this country, but we are not even close to the only ones.
That's what I love about Angelina Jolie, she's so open minded.
I belong to a culture that takes mammals (several types work best), tricks them into thinking they still are nursing young, squeezes the milk out of their breasts and lets it mold and them eats it. .. . and the flavor of the product is largely based on the mold in it. Hmmm Chomping on a cricket sounds pretty mainstream compared to that.
Wow. I can't believe how ignorant you are. It's a part of their culture; they have the right to embrace it. If "Americans" had been more respecting of culture, how many native groups around the world would've been allowed to continue having their own cultures? Answer me that.
Not all of it is greasy and unhealthy. Clearly you haven't had a Southern home-cooked meal. I /actually/ pity you. (Healthy and 2x delicious as most American meals; it could seriously make the world a better place.)
Isn't that special
Didn't John the Baptist eat bugs? What's the big deal.
OK, that's the last time I let my kids sleepover with hers.
i actually ate a cricket before. at the zoo they had some for the kids. it tasted kinda like popcorn.
I dont care what anyone says, bugs are nasty and shouldn't be eaten unless there is no other choice.
Then why should anyone care what you say?
Wow. Brad left me for cricket eating kids?
@Jennifer – oh, yeah, those insect-eating kids have more depth than you. and, have a life, get over Brad and adopt more dogs!!! Tell the genuine Jennifer what I said 🙂
I'm world traveler also and I love checking out other peoples cultures but that doesn't mean I have to eat vermin . When I visit the South I don't have to eat the greasy heavy cuisine to show respect for the people.
This is the stupidest headline I've ever read. We're doomed.
I feel ill now
I don't think it's a good idea to eat bugs unless they're bred in captivity . Wild insects crawl on everything and i mean everything. As a vegan I could be biased. lol....may i add gross....
ANN west, eat much chicken, pork, beef, fish?
ANN west, are you saying "As a vegan I could be biased. lol....may i add gross...." are you suggesting that YOU are gross? Furthermore, you murder poor defenseless plant whenever you eat a salad. There is an entire herd of bunnies that could be knawing on that lettuce, but you gobble it up and they are starving out there. Whatsmore, as a former vegan gone carnivore...eat more beef! I'm actually just kidding. I am not a former vegan, nor do I support murdering poor defensless crickets who's only job in life is to make that wonderful sound they make so we can sleep and quote them when there is silence at the other end of a debate! I give a chirp about crickets and do not support exploiting them...accept for Jimminy Cricket, who made millions for his role in Pinoccio! Ok, enough ranting. Lets all go play a round of cricket for the crickets!! 🙂
Joe, where can I subscribe to your newsletter?
If you haven't watched Andrew Zimmern's shows, you're isolated from what 90% of what the world's population eats.
I'd venture to say that all the "disgusting" foods shown in those shows are much more nutritious than the processed stuff Americans consume for 80% of their diet.
True - crickets and other bugs are high in protein - a teacher at my jr. high school (who was trained in survivalist techniques) ate them. He'd eat beetle sandwiches in some of his classes.We also learned how to tan a rattlesnake hide - never ate the meat though. I've even seen crickets at Coldstone Creamery when they've done a Survivor promo.
I agree our culture in the states is more likely to eat pizza or burgers. However, I have noticed that they usually fry these bugs and that would make them not as healthy.
I used to eat chocolate covered grasshoppers and fried bubble bees what I was a kid. Nothing wrong with eating
Bubble bee!? Is that like Bumble bee?
STOOL PUSHER – HAHAHA – That was good.
This just in: famine in Somalia... and CNN posts this. Ironic.
It's not the World News section; it's the Entertainment section. (face palm, sigh) Do you know where you are???
Let them eat bugs!!
This is news?
Yes, insipid it is. We've already covered the serious stuff, now were just chillin in the ENTERTAINMENT section.
Apparently it is since you've taken the time to respond to it.
It is ENTERTAINMENT! Sheesh, it just makes me wonder sometimes, do people actually read?
She always was deranged.
She's "deranged" for eating something that MILLIONS of people across the globe eat? Do you have any idea how popular fried bugs are in many cultures? Thai, Phillipino, Korean, the list goes on.
Someone is not deranged because they are different from you. What an ignorant and judgmental thing to say.
Ituri what a self-righteous idolater you are! Being judgmental would be arriving at an opinion of someone based on nothing! No evidence of the person's past behavior or actions, no history NOTHING! Angelina has long since proven herself to be a home wrecking weirdo! That's not being judgmental, that's a fact and based on her track record!
Jolie is all around knowledgeable!!! I respect that in her...she's not a snob. Very much down-to earth person.
I can't imagine being judged for the rest of my life based on what I did as a teenager or as a young adult. It is beyond idiotic and childish for people to be screeching "home-wrecker" at AJ, when BP left Jen on his own because she didn't want kids. That doesn't make anyone in this group a home-wrecker, unless you want to say Jen was for not wanting the same thing BP did. The truth is, since AJ became a UN Ambassador, she has greatly matured and changed a lot for the better, and people like you should acknowledge that. It's OVER, lady, OVER.
They are a couple, raising 6 children, and doing a darn good job, so far. The kids eat food indigenous to their countries of origin, and many of us with children from other cultures feed them food like crickets, etc, that Americans rarely eat. We take them to festivals, restaurants, back to their original countries, and celebrate their origin because it's part of them, and now it's part of our family, too. Doesn't make them less American. Your world view is way too narrow!
Not only is she deranged she is NUTS, when is someone going to lock this talentless freak up & throw away the key?
Screw all of you
Just another publicity stunt.
"Just another publicity stunt."
If you choose to make a living in the public eye, then your life is a publicity stunt...
Crickets are real food eaten by many cultures. How is eating them a publicity stunt?
I eat dingleberries
Almost as good as grasshopper. Tell her to visit the Philippians sometime. mmmm grasshopper.
Almost as good as praying mantis! Yummm...
Almost as good as Bald Eagle ...
Still not as good as butter...
I see your butter and I raise you bacon.
Or cream cheese...
I prefer condor breast with a touch of white rhino horn sprinkled over the top. I also wear a vial of baby seal blood around my neck.
Aaron and onwards....you're all crazy! Just kidding :=) lol. I love the bantor. Y'all enjoy your snacks ! Be well.
You're all crazy with your gormet likings!!!:=) lol Just kidding...I enjoyed the banter. We need some humor in all this, don't we? Y'all stay well.
I love a heaping pile of bacteria. aka cheese
Ew. Why do they have to preserve that part of their country-of-origin's culture? That is probably a part of the culture even the natives would like to abolish if they had more money. She is one of the richest women in the world and she has her kids eating bugs. I don't get it, just like I never got why she wore that ridiculous necklace of Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck and then it had to be mentioned in every news article that had her name in it for years. I don't get her reasoning sometimes although I really like her movies & think she is very beautiful.
I'd hazard a guess that it's because not everyone in the world shares the same culture as you?
By Jove!! Sandra,you are the most intelligent person on this board. Given your knowledge of the cultures of the world and your anthropo .... wait, what did you just say?
Umm.... I was born and raised in the States, and I've tried crickets. Don't knock what you don't understand.
what a totally ignorant and ethnocentric posting, sandra. who are you to judge what people should or should not prefer? how would you like it if someone said that americans should not eat corn on the cob because it's messy?
insects are a great source of protein, occur naturally in the environment, and even with the pesticide risk, a heck of a lot healthier than our cultural icon, fast food.
@Sandra – ignorance excuses no one! i bet you also want southerners to quit eating fried chicken??? ewww, they're eating chickens? what do you eat???
Publicity, honey. It gets me movie roles and magazine interviews and $$$$$.
I suppose that people have the right to do as they please and live by their own standards and values and certainly don't need to justify themselves to you. I don't particularly care for her as an actor but I do respect the fact that she doesn't think like cattle.
If you are going to teach your children about the culture they came from, surely you would teach all of it, not just the bits that dont gross you out?
That's kind of ignorant. Crickets are delicious, nutritious, have exponentially more nutritional value by weight than beef, chicken or fish and are easy to farm with just a fraction of the environmental damage that beer or chicken farming causes. Many scientists also think they can be a cure for global food shortages, even if we add just 5%-10% cricket meet to our diet or mixed in with ground beef.
Two other points:
– You have probably already had cricket, there is a certain % of insect allowed in foods we buy due to things falling into the processing machines.
– Most Europeans and Asians would never ever dream of eating potato skins, something considered to be barely acceptable as feed stock for pigs, but Americans seem to eat and culturally enjoy it. So, please stop being so US-centric, open your mind to new things and get back to your potato skins.
Maybe she wants her kids to realize that other people live in varied ways.
Im guessing you missed the part where her kids loved the crickets despite eating high priced american food at home. So ya, the natives must really be wanting to abolish those nasty tasting things.
The whole world except for western europe eats insects, the only reason americans dont eat insects is because the original immigrants consisted of the british, who implanted a phobia of insects into american culture.
Sandra, what makes a lot of countries really unique is their culture. Just because you don't agree or don't like it doesn't mean the rest of the world doesn't. They have every right to preserve it and feel proud of it. As far as her feeding it to her kids, this shows she's an open minded individual that wants to teach her kids about other cultures, especially when one of her kids is originally from Cambodia. I think it will be an interesting experience for her kids to realize that not everyone has so many privileges like we do in the U.S. Not only they will learn but they will learn to appreciate what she has given them. This has nothing to do with the amount of money a person has, material stuff doesn't make you rich, wisdom, humility and kindnes is what makes a person character.
not surprising after that ignorant post that your mention her movies are great and shes pretty, like it matters to the article at all. vanity.
Sandra is an indiot. She thinks american food is all that os consumed worldwide. Crickets are dank! Covered in chocolate or salted.
Just a tid bit of info the USDA allows a specific amount of bug parts and vermin droppings per serving of food. So i hope you make ALL of your food yourself. Otherwise your eating bug bits and rat crap just like most Americans.
i'm super takei
When you're as poor as Agelina Jolie, you do whatever you have to.
Please send her some snails before she starves.
She said you have to try a little bit of everything and we all know she has, remember her and her brother??!! LOL
I wonder why she just didnt leave them in their own countries and they could have their own culture there?
Only problem with eating crickets is that your also eating what they ate. Suppose they had ingested some pesticides.. not enough to kill them, but enough to still be carried in their flesh. It can easily happen. IN that case, kiddos would be noming on toxic snacks.
You can say that about all foods. Can't you, Marlin?
I'm sure they're farm raised and not collected from the wild.
I don't know how they deal with crickets, but the way it's done with snails is to have them eat something innocuous for a while before dispatching them.
most food you eat has pesticides. Thats why you want to eat organic unless it has a hard peel.
Insects are rated in 80% of the world so this is not that big of a deal.
If it did not kill the insect – its not going to kill you.
Really: If there's anything worse than ignorance, it's arrogance. I'd rather hang out with an idiot than someone who runs around calling everyone else an idiot.
Are you serious?! They shouldn't eat bugs because they may have ingested pesticides? What exactly do you think cows, pigs and chickens eat, it's not "all natural" and has growth hormones and other things added to the feed. I'm also sure that she would never feed her kids anything that would cause them to be poisoned or sick. What does she have 5 children now? her feet are a little more than wet now with parenting! My daughter used to eat jun bugs, it totally grossed me out and of course I stopped her, but she never had a sick day in her life. Let her teach her kids different cultures and not criticize her and her husbands methods. Every parent makes mistakes, none are perfect. Let them live as they please and just laugh at stories like this! Be happy for them.
They taste just like wild hickory nuts.
Ignore that old fool. He also says I taste like wild hickory nuts.
We used to have an insect cooking class where I volunteer. I ate lots of toasted crickets, they taste like nuts. Mealworms too.
Tuthseek, um, they use pesticides for organic food, too. In fact, organic pesticides are generally more dangerous than synthetics. They remain in the soil longer and are not as selective in what they kill. That's pretty much why synthetics were made in the first place.
I doubt there are too many pesticides used in Cambodia.
You worry about eating a cricket because you are eating "what the crickets ate"–and yet people eat pork and a pig/hog will absolutely eat anything–ANYTHING...If you take a look at the hoof of a pig.hog–there is a piece of tissue on the hoof that allows the poisons to somewhat drain. A hog will eat snakes, cans–anything. Yet people ingest pork and it is absolutely nasty....And you worry about crickets....
Go to a grocery store and you watch shopping carts–people buy food with so much fat that it isn't even funny–fat meat, pork (which is very nasty), chips, dips, candies, cookies and everything else that can be found to shove in their mouths–and almost always they will have somewhere in their cart that trusty pack of diet soda–as if diet soda is going to make up for a completely sedentary lifestyle where you shove every nasty and fattening thing you can find into your mouths.....and then we wonder why the nation is getting so obese....
Crickets are the least of the concerns...they would be healthier by far than pork and the other loads of fatty, processed to death foods....
That would be a good point if the source of the crickets was a field somewhere, but hopefully, these are raised in a sterile environment for human consumption. Of course, we are talking about Cambodia, so anything is possible.
True, but that's why I would rather eat bugs in a country that doesn't spend millions on pesticide for the sake of aesthetics on highways and lawns.
I would never eat any bugs in America.
A.) it's pretty doubtful that they use a lot of pesticides in Cambodia. B.) it's much easier to raise crickets in huge numbers than it is to catch them out of the wild one at a time.
Jon – actually I would rather eat port that has eaten bugs and snakes and such. Unfortunately most pork in the US is from factory farms where they are fed soy, corn and supplements – not much else. A free range pig has much healthier meat (if you can consider any red meat healthy, and yes range pigs have red meat not the tasteless white stuff in the supermarket). Guess what – they are omnivores just like humans, so are chickens, ducks, etc. This time of year my chickens eat very little store-bought food – there crops are full of bugs (I saw them catch/eat a frog one day) and their eggs are full of nutrients. Eat what you think is right. Bugs are a great source of protein and nutrients especially when these sources are not readily available from other sources.
I hold Wilderness Survival weekends for Boy Scouts routinely and we all eat crickets, worms, etc. You're not eating what they ingested, because the first thing you do is twist off their tiny heads, and when you pull it off their stomach and its contents come right out attached to the head. But because crickets can carry tiny parasites you also cook the bodies before eating them. You can skewer them on a slim grass stalk and roast them, place them on a hot rock in a campfire, etc. Without any sauce or flour for frying or etc. they taste like burnt chicken. Not extremely tasty, but not too bad. Insects have 4 times more protein in them than any other food also.
The more you know.....
WOW you all are ignorant. I am going to go out on a limb here. I am thinking Cambodians art not big on pesticides seeing how insects are a big part of there diet. Mite not be good to kill off you food source. Try doing a little research before you post something. Insects make up a large part of the world diet, just becase fat Americand can drive there car down the street and use a drive throught at Mc Donalds does not meen the rest of the world can. You all dont know how good we have it here in America.
jeez they dont collect insects in the wild, thats nuts. Farming insects is extremely easy, and insects on farms eat only fruits which give them a sweet taste. People dont eat wild insects, not only are they difficult to catch but the taste is horrible because the insects may be feeding on dead animals and garbage.
Haha, wild crickets. Have you ever tried to catch even one cricket, you know, the one that's keeping you up at night? Here's a clue: IT AIN'T EASY and usu. you end up searching for ear plugs! Obviously if you have a business selling fried crickets you will grow them in pens – "even in Cambodia".
What are you all talking about. Havn't you seen the Cambodian cricket catchers. 1,000s of them out in fields chasing wild crickets with burlap sacks for food. Farm raised crickets psssh. >__>
i think the only food left thats without chemical or pesticides are insects lol
You can take the monkey out of the jungle but ...
i gotta laugh at some of these posts on food. first of all marlin, like many have said, while yes what you said was true, if these are a cambodian product id bet my life they are wild, as they should be. pigs do enjoy eating, and generally dont discriminate, but seeing as how they are farm raised they are fed a specific product, depending on the desired finish, very strictly. i doubt cans will make their way in. now, if you arent eating true organic foods, not just that a package may claim it, then you are undoubtedly eating steroids, hormones, and im sure pesticides and the like as well. chickens are the dirtiest animal we eat, and yet most people are afraid to eat any animal but chickens. they are kept in gross, tight quarters and fabricated with machines, pumped full of ridiculous amounts of steroids to speed growth. if comparing crickets and fast food on a "gross" scale, crickets are a 1, and fast food is a 100. i am a chef. not a home cook or some schmuck that thinks he can cook, but a person who has dedicated his whole adult life to learning the art of cooking, and the respect for ingredients needed to make a fine dish. everybody, do yourselves a favor. eat real food, with nothing added. a chicken that just grew on its own. a vegetable from your home garden, no chemicals needed. free-range organic beef, wether your preference be corn-fed or grass-fed. and you will live a healthier lifestyle.
@2DPT – Have you ever been to a grocery store before? The pork we buy in the grocery store is not white (except for the fat of course), it's pink or red, depending on the cut. The reason why people call pork a "White meat" is because of what certain cuts look like after they are cooked. All pork looks the same when it's slaughtered, it doesn't matter if it's "free-range" or kept in a small pen. The color of meat comes from oxygen in the blood of the muscles, which is why some meat has a more red color than others.
Just like the undeviened Shrimp you eat in the US, genius.
According to Leviticus crickets are a clean (healthy) food. Pigs are unclean (unhealthy). I saw a study once that compared the toxicity level in clean and unclean foods. The unclean foods were much higher in toxcity than the clean foods.
Ummm, you all realize we're talking about Cambodia, right? The culturally traditional means of getting much of their food is to get it at the source; ie. the wild. I'd be willing to bet there's no organic farm where crickets are raised there. As for the spider soup, know for a fact that tarantulas are hunted in the forests as a food source, they as well are not raised to be consumed.
You folks need to get over this sterilized American notion that everything must be pristine in order to be put into your body. I know the theory is that it's healthier, but the truth is that you're robbing your body the chance to build up its own defenses against a variety of things in the environment. Which would you rather be? Hearty and adventurous, or frail but secure in your sterility of ickiness? haha
Yeah lady, because pesticides are used in Vietnam since agent orange. In third world countries, those are not things that have to be worried about.
Usually animals like crickets and snails, etc, are farm raised and are fed a specific diet. It's not like they are plucked from the lawn or anywhere uncontrolled.
This woman, Angelina is very strange, an skeleton I do not find her atractive at all.