Amal Clooney Says Her 5-Year-Old Son Wants Putin In Jail
Normal, poor people’s babies wake up in the middle of the night screaming because they’ve shit their pants or they’re just assholes. But babies with very wealthy, good-looking parents who’ve dedicated their lives to philanthropy and social justice must wake up in the middle of the night in an apoplectic fit over the state of the world in #thesetryingtimes. By the time those poor, shitty diaper babies reach the age of reason, they’re really only interested in one thing, and that’s themselves. Ask any random five-year-old on the street about the war in Ukraine, and you’re likely to get a response that might range from a blank stare to a well-deserved kick to the shins because you know damn well you have no business walking up to random five-year-olds on the street! Seriously, what is wrong with you? But, if you ask George and Amal Clooney’s five-year-old son Alexander about the current geo-political crisis that’s unfolding in Europe, he’s gonna tell it to you straight— Vladimir Putin belongs in jail!
This is according to Amal, who, along with Melinda French Gates, was participating in a panel discussion celebrating the launch of Michelle Obama’s “Get Her There” campaign, which is “a global initiative to educate and empower adolescent girls around the world so they can reach their full potential.” Amal spoke about how her twins, Alexander and his sister Ella, “inspire her work in advocacy,” and as such, shared an anecdote that absolutely happened just the way she said it did. Oh, your five-year-old drew a jacked-up picture of a “house” with three wonky windows and no doors? Cute. Well, Alexander drew a jail cell. People reports:
Amal Clooney’s 5-year-old twins are slowly learning about global affairs.
The human rights lawyer, 44, appeared on a panel in New York City on Tuesday to launch the “Get Her There” campaign where she spoke about how her twins Ella and Alexander inspire her work in advocacy.
Speaking to fellow panelists Michelle Obama and Melinda French Gates, Amal noted that her kids, who she shares with husband George Clooney, are the “real driving force” behind her work with the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
While Amal shared that her young kids aren’t “quite on top of current events,” her son Alexander did take note of some of his mom’s recent advocacy work.
“My son drew a picture the other day of a prison, and he was like, ‘Putin should be here,’ ” she shared, noting that she is currently “working on Ukrainian affairs.”
George and Amal must be so proud. Sadly, the same can’t be said for little Bralyn’s parents, who were absolutely mortified that he tried to hand me a fresh-picked booger when I stopped him on the street last week to ask him what we should do about curtailing potential voter intimidation during the upcoming midterm election. Alas, not all children are prepared to be the future. Not even Alexander, though he’s off to a good start. Even though his precocious pursuit of justice is as admirable as it is adorable, his lack of understanding of the complexities and inherent corruption buried within carceral systems both stateside and abroad, tells me he’s not quite as morally evolved as his sister Ella, who I have to assume is fighting the good fight behind the scenes as “the littlest anarchist.” #getherthere
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