George Clooney Bothered By Wife, Amal’s, Work, Admits Cost Of Fundraiser Is ‘Obscene’

Although George Clooney typically sings the praises of his gorgeous wife, Amal Clooney, there are aspects of her career as a human rights barrister that bother him. In a video for an upcoming program on Aspire, George shares that her work leaves him concerned due to the danger involved.

People magazine relays George’s words about his wife’s unsafe career.

“My wife goes to dangerous places all the time. And quite honestly, it bothers me.”

Clooney went on to explain that before marriage, he, too, would journey to rather dangerous places that were more threatening than he realized at the time. The 54-year-old is also a human rights activist. He jokes about the danger of such travels in relation to how he used to view marriage.

“I thought it was safer than being married.”

The remainder of the episode on the news outlet shows the activist who journeys to South Sudan, a locale that Clooney is actively seeking to assist, putting himself in harm’s way to do his part. He does his best to highlight the horrific situation in the region where bombings have taken countless innocent lives. George highlights the irony of his career as a Hollywood actor standing in front of a camera while in a place that truly deserves the spotlight.

“If everywhere I go there is cameras, I might as well go somewhere that actually could use some cameras.”

The segment is set to air on Flipboard, YouTube, Facebook, and USA Network on April 21. Before signing off, Clooney shares that his commitment to the people of Sudan does not end with the program.

“I’ve committed to being a part of the people in the Sudan.”

The power couple has been actively working together on pressing issues that they see as being of utmost importance. Recently, they met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel back in February to chat about the Syrian refugee crisis and also co-hosted a cocktails and a dinner fundraiser for Hillary Clinton while she continues on in her presidential campaign.

The couple has certainly remained active since getting hitched. George and Amal Clooney are not a pair to waste their time. The couple is always working on assisting others in some way.

As for the mentioned fundraising event for Hillary Clinton, there had been some criticism over the astronomical price attached to a ticket to attend. Clooney finally took a step back from his political involvement, assessed the huge sums of money that have gone into the presidential campaigning, and “broke ranks,” as AOL relays.

“Actor and director George Clooney, a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, broke ranks over campaign financing on Saturday to condemn the ‘obscene’ sums of money in U.S. politics and praised Clinton’s chief political rival in the process.”

Clooney’s remarks on the subject came just one day after he and his wife Amal played co-hosts at a fundraising event that supported Clinton’s campaign and had a ticket price that started at $33,000, yet ranged up towards the hefty price of $353,400 per couple, depending on seating.

The Hail Caesar actor admitted that the fundraiser was met with protesters, which then led to his admission about the price.

“We had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they’re right to protest. They’re absolutely right. It is an obscene amount of money.”

Bernie Sanders was the first to criticize the event for its hefty price, and George Clooney did not disagree with Clinton’s competition.

“The Sanders campaign when they talk about it is absolutely right. It’s ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely.”

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