AceShowbiz - Sean Penn and Christina Aguilera are among several celebrity humanitarians who are called out in a new expose written by a secret aid worker and posted on U.K.'s website The Guardian. While the 54-year-old actor was criticized for frequently yelling at people in attendance during a humanitarian mission, the songstress was blasted for her diva-like behavior.
According to the article, Sean was "camp manager [who] was initially known for turning up at UN meetings and yelling at those present that if they didn't do what he said he'd name them personally on CNN as holding up the relief effort." However, he was then praised for his decision to "calm down -and learn his trade."
As for Christina, the anonymous writer said that the singer held a party during her humanitarian mission in Haiti. "In Haiti, in the UN base where most of the first responders lived, one agency outraged the entire base by taking over the only air conditioned tent - in which some slept due to the sauna-like conditions in the accommodation area - to host a cocktail reception for Christina Aguilera," the writer recalled.
"I vividly remember a colleague, in boxers and a T shirt, arguing vociferously with her bouncers, who told him that not only was he not allowed in, but he was inappropriately dressed for the local culture. The irony of telling off someone for not wearing enough clothes when your day job is guarding a woman whose career was largely built on not wearing enough clothes was apparently lost on them," the writer added.
In the article, some celebrities are also addressed for their good jobs. Angelina Jolie is praised mostly because she always has her homework done on the countries she visits. "She knew more about refugees, and had been to more places than I had," one of Jolie's former UNHCR colleagues said in the article.
"She had her own cameraman, so all I had to do was find the locations and the refugees," he added while another project manager chimed in, "I was impressed with her in Haiti, in Jordan and in Sri Lanka. She left experts speechless every time."