Angelina Jolie is worried about her kids’ love of eating bugs after being the one to get them hooked on crunchy crickets in the first place.
Jolie decided she wanted her kids to try some local delicacies when the family was visiting Cambodia (she recently shot a Louis Vuitton ad there), and she apparently thought that they’d really enjoy munching on creepy crawly crickets, which are a delicacy in the country. She didn’t realize how right she was — Jolie said her boys started eating them like they were Doritos, and even persuaded her to bring a few boxes home with them.
But maybe the kids crunching on crickets started to creep her out just a little bit, because she said of their bug love, “I had to actually ban the cricket-eating at a certain point because I was afraid they were going to get sick from eating too many… But they’re good!”
So are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bad parents for getting their kids to eat bugs in the first place? Well, while most kids get addicted to junk food loaded with empty calories like potato chips and French fries, their kids have gotten hooked on a healthy treat that’s packed with protein. So even their kids’ snack addictions are edgy and sickeningly superior to everyone else’s.
It’s also great that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are introducing their kids to different cultures and teaching them to be accepting of things that most kids would consider weird. This way, they can develop open minds while learning to respect people with much different ways of living from their own.
However, it’s a shame that their mom took their bug bites away — their kids are probably really craving crickets to use as comfort food now that they’ve learned that the tabloids are wrong about their parents getting married (so hopefully, they don’t start hunting the crispy critters themselves).