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By Andrea Peyser
April 27, 2015

Brangelina changing the world, one child at a time

Three cheers — or should I say seven cheers? — for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt.

Here are a couple of Hollywood hotties who put not just their money but their bodies and souls where their pillow-lipped mouths are.

I’m sick of hypocritical, leftist celebutards who lecture mortals about saving the planet from alleged global warming (George Clooney, Al Gore) while flying aboard megapolluting private jets.

I’m tired of hearing famous fools yammer about women’s alleged income inequality (Patricia Arquette, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez) while raking in multimillion-dollar paychecks.

And every time I hear pampered performers jabber about humanitarian crises in hot spots from Africa to the Middle East (Madonna, Clooney) before indulging in exotic dinners that, I imagine, end up flushed down toilet bowls, I fear I’ll lose my lunch.

The married Pitts — Angie’s 39 and Brad is 51 — are raising six kids, three biological and three adopted from Third World countries. Angie risked destroying perhaps her most prized asset, her physical form, two years ago by bravely having her breasts removed. In March, she announced that she’d excised her ovaries and fallopian tubes as well.

These were precautionary measures intended to reduce her risk of acquiring cancer, which killed her mother, grandmother and aunt, after she learned that she’d inherited a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which greatly increased her chances of contracting the disease.

By revealing these drastic surgeries to the public, she demonstrated to ordinary women that those who follow fair Angie’s lead need not become less feminine.

Now, reports are swirling that the golden couple, known as Brangelina, again has come down with a case of baby fever and plan to assimilate a seventh child into the collective by the end of summer.

“Now that she has sorted out her health issues, she and Brad believe the time is right to adopt another orphan from [Syria], most likely a daughter,” a longtime business associate was quoted as saying in Britain’s Sunday Express newspaper this month.

Brad Pitt’s representative denied the report in Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.

But the story has been circulating since January, when Australia’s Woman’s Day magazine reported that Angie had her heart set on adopting a 2-year-old Syrian boy she met at a Turkish refugee camp.

Angie, the special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, shamed members of the UN’s Security Council Friday for not doing more to help nearly 4 million Syrian refugees displaced by civil war.

“We cannot look at Syria, and the evil that has arisen, and think this is not the lowest point in the world’s inability to protect the innocent,’’ she said.

“She is beautiful,’’ Syria’s UN ambassador was quoted by The Associated Press as saying. Inside and out, pal.

Readers who know my aversion to most members of the celebrity industrial complex might be surprised by this column. But while hordes of bigshots attach their names to causes, Brangelina is changing the world, with little fanfare, one destitute child at a time.

They should be celebrated.

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