Why Angelina Jolie’s One-Leg Oscar Pose is Causing Such a Stir

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In the world of mini-scandals, we find actress Angelina Jolie again at the center. This time, it's because she decided to expose her right leg. Yep, as frivolous as it sounds, it's become an overnight trending topic. Appearing on the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards, the " Who would have thought that one little black dress could cause such a ruckus? Why so much fuss?

Did she copy Jennifer Aniston's leg-baring dress?

Aside from being accused of stealing one of Jennifer Aniston's signature looks, Jolie's lean frame has always been a hot topic of discussion. Her leggy look may have been a complete coincidence. But the resulting uproar would be the same no matter what.

People are still mad that she "stole" Brad Pitt.

It is quite possible that some people will condemn any supposed bold move that Angelina makes, merely because they don't like her. According to diehard Team Aniston fans (we can't still be calling it that), Jolie will wear an invisible target for the duration of her relationship with Brad Pitt.

Was the pose really that over-the-top?

Some consider the move bold; others call it awkward. If by baring a leg, she wanted to make a jaw-dropping entrance, she succeeded. But if she really wanted to shock us, couldn't she have upped the ante? After all, we're talking about a woman who's admitted to wearing a vial of Billy Bob Thornton's vital DNA. In any case, perhaps this "over the top" maneuver catches our attention because other than the errant controversy, Jolie stays pretty quiet.

It was Brad's night.

It's also possible that the uproar over Angelina Jolie's exposed right leg has more to do with the occasion than anything else. While we can hardly assume that this simple expanse of flesh has the potential of taking attention away from Brad Pitt's presence at the Oscars, somehow we've let our imaginations run will.

You can bet that Brad and his ladylove are taking the attention in stride. His film, "Moneyball" had a pretty quiet night at the awards ceremony. So you can be that he's not sweating over the bare leg of his partner. That Angie's attention-grabbing stance warrants its own Twitter page is kind of unbelievable phenomenon. Does Jolie deserve to have one of her limbs memorialized in pop culture? Some might disagree. But as momentum gathers, the seemingly unshakeable leg craze reaches new heights.

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