George Clooney Lawyer Wife Amal Alamuddin Don't Want To Be Branded As 'Celebrity'

By Jenn Loro - 21 Jan '16 09:22AM

George Clooney's wife Amal Alamuddin made it clear that she is serious in her job as a UN human rights lawyer and being considered as celebrity is just one of the perks of being married to an A-list actor.

In an interview at the Today show via New Zealand Herald, the London-based lawyer lauds celebrities who use their fame in informing the public of the causes they believed in but personally, she never considered herself one of them.

"I think it's wonderful that celebrities would choose to use their time or energy or the spotlight that they have to raise awareness about these causes. I don't really see myself in the same way because I'm still doing the same job that I used to do before. If there's more attention paid for whatever reason to that, then I think that's good. I think there is a certain responsibility that comes with that. I think I'm exercising it in an appropriate manner by continuing to do this kind of work and engaging with the media on issues that I think are important," she said.

Alamuddin's recent case is in her support for former leader Mohamed Nasheed, who was dragged behind bars last year for alleged involvement of terrorism and the arrest of a chief judge in 2012.

Last year, the human rights lawyer had a bad experience in going to the country when one of her colleagues was stabbed. Thus, in her recent meeting at the White House, she is discussing the sanctions of such crimes with the US government.

"Democracy is dead in the Maldives. I mean, literally, if there were an election now, there would be no one to run against the president. Every opposition leader is either behind bars or being pursued by the government through the courts," she said.

In response to Alamuddin's campaign for Mohamed Nasheed, Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon issued a separate statement contradicting the lawyer's statement that democracy has seized to exist in Maldives.

"My appeal to the rest of the world is to have a good understanding and not be persuaded purely by charm-filled Amal Clooney when she goes and gives some of these stories," Maumoon said as mentioned in Design and Trend.

Meanwhile, George Clooney issued a similar opinion with his wife, Amal Alamuddin. This time, he is talking about 'branding' and being labelled as 'celebrity' while promoting his recent movie Our Brand is Crisis, wherein he stars alongside with Sandra Bullock, Enstarz reported.

"I don't think if people as commodities. I don't think of Sandy or myself or any actor in the film as a brand. But maybe I'm just hopeful..." he said.

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