Angelina Jolie: 'I didn't pay attention to Oscars leg talk'

Published Mar 23 2012, 23:37 GMT  |  By

Angelina Jolie at the 84th Annual Academy Awards

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Angelina Jolie has insisted that she doesn't care about the recent furore over her protruding leg at this year's Academy Awards.

The Tomb Raider star, who sparked a media frenzy when she consistently posed on the Oscars red carpet with one of her bare legs sticking out from the split in her black floor-length Atelier Versace gown, said that she was not bothered because she tends to ignore celebrity gossip.

Jolie told the Huffington Post: "I honestly didn't pay attention to it. You know what I mean? I don't watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don't click on it.

"The people I surround myself with don't really talk about that kind of stuff. I heard something, but I didn't pay any attention. It's as simple as a being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else."

After the Academy Awards, a spoof Twitter account for Jolie's right leg was set up and attracted over 11,000 followers.

Various messages on the spoof page included: "Check out this leg over here," "Still here. Great view, but thank god for the slit in this dress," and, "You have to admit I'm one hell of a leg."

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