Kidman slams Jolie for ‘publicity’ charity

LONDON:

Nicole Kidman has hit out at Angelina Jolie for using her charity work for publicity.

The Australian actress, who is about to make her first trip to India as goodwill ambassador

for the United Nations Development Fund for Women, claims the Tomb Raider star gets far too much recognition for her good deeds.

Nicole is quoted by Scotland’s Daily Record newspaper as saying: “It’s not like Angelina is any better than a nurse working in a hospital but she’s getting the publicity for her contribution. I have a friend who is a doctor and every year he works in Africa for two months for no money. So everyone is on the same playing field, whether you offer your services as the doctor or as Angelina does.”

Like Nicole, Angelina is also a UN goodwill ambassador and is known for her charity work. She has previously visited victims of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake disaster on behalf of the UN, and donated all the money she and Brad raised from the sale of the first pictures of baby Shiloh to children’s charity UNICEF.