As Angelina Jolie‘s humanitarian efforts continue, the actress and UNHCR special envoy met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, on Thursday.
But when the 41-year-old screen star sat down with the leading Church of England figure – and posed for shots – fans immediately noticed that she wasn’t wearing a bra.
Images of their meeting were shared by the archbishop on Twitter, quickly prompting one viewer so joke: ‘She needs a bra. Looks like she could poke someone’s eye out. How embarrassing!’
‘And the nipples are out for the archbishop, observed another, followed by the quip: ‘I’m sure the archbishop appreciated her showing her nipples.’
Explaining why she might have felt comfortable about braless, one commenter shared: ‘I always have to wear a bra with a slight padding as my nipples always stand to attention no matter what the temperature or company and I find it embarrassing.
‘I’d love to wear a pretty unpadded one and not care, but I don’t have the guts. She clearly might.’
After the meeting, the archbishop took tweeted snapshots of his time with the star, alongside the caption: ‘Privilege to welcome UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie. Discussed refugee crisis, South Sudan and prevention of sexual violence in conflict.’
In the the trio of snpashots, the mother-of-six is seen wearing a simple grey sweater with an ivory pleated skirt as she spoke with the archbishop at Lambeth Palace.
Angelina, who was appointed to her United Nations post in 2012, previously worked with the archbishop in 2015 at at the opening of the Centre for Peace and Security at the London School of Economics, where she spoke out against sexual violence.
Shock, awe, amusement: Soon after the news broke, readers were quick to share their thoughts on her decision to go without a bra
‘The role of the U.N. Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt, is one that has been extraordinary,’ the archbishop said of her at the time.
‘What she said just now sums up so beautifully the issues we are facing, and puts it so precisely in terms of the challenge that there is.
‘It’s wonderful that she has committed her time, her energy, and has taken great personal risks in order to be able to speak authentically as to what she’s done.’
A day earlier, she headed to the United Nations offices in Geneva for the annual lecture of the Sergio Vieira de Mello Foundation lecture.
The Oscar winning actress looked enthralled as she listened in on the presentation with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi before taking to the stage to deliver a speech of her own.
Rousing the audience for her Viera de Mello memorial lecture, the mother-of-six explained: ‘We need to stand true to the ideals of the UN…we are the UN.’
She added: ‘There is no shortcut to peace and security… I am a proud American and I am an internationalist.