Angelina Jolie Takes Her Children To Cambodia, Then Feeds Them Scorpions And Spiders

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Angelina Jolie was filmed with her children eating spiders and scorpions in Cambodia. The Hollywood actress‘ culinary choice may have most Americans wincing, but in the South Asian country, the insects are a local delicacy.

The family traveled to the country for a BBC documentary and an interview. Angelina’s son, Maddox, has heritage in the nation. Insects were eaten in Cambodia as a means of survival, but today it’s a staple of the culture.

“When people were being starved, they were able to survive on things like this and they did,” Angelina said.

In the video, Angelina is an old pro at preparing the scorpions and tarantulas as they’re sautéed in a pan. She removes the fangs before taking a bite of the cooked arachnid.

“It’s really nice,” Angelina tells the reporter.

Angelina relishes the fact that all of her children delight in the foreign delicacy. Even little Vivienne and older sibling Shiloh gleefully grabbed one off of a plate for a taste.

“Crickets, you start with crickets,” she informed the BBC reporter. “Crickets and a beer and then you kind of move up to tarantulas.”

It’s wonderful that Angelina has taken an interest in her eldest son’s culture. While some may not be as open to eating insects, I commend those who are willing to step outside of their comfort zone and try new things.

Would you eat insects if they were prepared in a certain way? What is something you like to eat that others find unusual? Let us know in the comments!

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