10. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie publicly muses on which child is her favorite and uses her kids as media props — sometimes even in dangerous, war-torn countries.
Between her humanitarian awards, her work with the UN, and her adoption obsession it’s hard to remember a time before Jolie was everyone’s favorite mother. But even before she filed for a $400 million divorce and started a custody battle that painted Brad Pitt as a monster, she was far from perfect.
She has openly admitted to liking her adopted children more than her biological ones. Angelina actually told a reporter at British Elle that she feels so much more for Madd and Zee because “…they’re survivors, they came through so much… Shiloh was privileged from the moment she was born. I have less inclination to feel for her.” It’s one thing for your mom to tell you that she prefers your brother over you behind closed doors, but it’s another to tell 69 million readers worldwide.
Angelina has also endangered the lives of her children by taking them to war-ridden countries, like Lebanon and Iraq. She also notoriously uses them to manipulate the media.
When she went to pick up her son Pax from the orphanage she apologized publicly for “traumatizing him with the number of cameras” she had invited to their reunion. A few days later she was already posing him with her two other adopted children for a photo shoot and selling the pictures to US magazine for $2 million.
It looks like Mommy Jolie is less like Mother Theresa and more like Mommie Dearest than we all thought.