Maddox’s School Tells Parents: Stop Taking Pictures of Brangelina
(usmagazine.com) - One would think that parents at Maddox Jolie-Pitt's new school, Lycee Francais de New York, would be upset that his famous family is disrupting their schedules. But it turns out it's the Jolie-Pitts who are being inconvenienced, by Lycee Francais parents who can't help but ask Brangelina for autographs.
The New York Observer reports that the Lycee's director of operations, Dan Cooke, had to ask parents to leave Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie alone. He wrote in a letter, "Regretfully, I have seen some parents taking pictures, asking for autographs, talking to the media and even shouting at Ms. Jolie and Mr. Pitt for recognition. Therefore, in the best interests of the school and safety of your child(ren) I must ask for everyone to please respect the family's privacy and discontinue these practices."
Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have made concerted efforts to ensure that the chaos that surrounds them is kept to a minimum when dropping son Maddox, 5, off for classes. Cooke explains in his letter:
"I'm sure you are aware the school has received much media attention recently during the arrival and dismissal times because of the presence of celebrities Ms. Angelina Jolie and/or Mr. Brad Pitt. I want to make you aware that before the first day of school I met with their security team to discuss the best manner in which for them to drop off and pick up their son. Our foremost goal was to cause the least amount of disruption to the school and to ensure the security of all of our students and families."
A source tells the Observer that the constant attention of the paparazzi (and eager parents) has already had an effect on adopted son Maddox. The normally happy Mad got scared and started to cry when his kindergarten class was asked to bring in a picture of themselves.