Angelina Jolie's Daughter Shiloh Wants to be a Boy
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie’s daughter Shiloh wants to be a boy, screams the headlines.
The story goes on to show 4 year old Shiloh dressed like a boy and with a distinctly boyish haircut, which I can’t say too much about, considered I had the same cut as a child.
Shiloh’s parents, Angelie Jolie and Brad Pitt, apparently announced to the world in 2008 that Shiloh wished only to be known as ‘John’ which is a bit odd considering that Shiloh must have been aged only 2 at the time!
Apparently she still calls herself John and likes dressing in boy’s clothes, while celebrity child psychologists are saying things like “Brad and Jolie are doing exactly the right thing by allowing Shiloh to express herself as a boy” and ”this is normal, it is common for girls to want to dress up like boys and vice versa”.
Shiloh - dressed like a little girl?
She’s 4 years old, for God’s sake! Obviously celebrity parents just love the limelight on themselves or their families. To go along with Shiloh is madness. It is a parent’s job to bring children them up and teach them values, teach them right from wrong, and steer them on the best possible course in life.
By not only encouraging their little girl to act like a boy, they are allowing the world to know of it. Shiloh is going to grow up one day and this story will follow her around for the rest of her life. She’ll very likely become a celebrity too and all the magazines will be wanting to know either “When did she decide to become a girl again?” or “How did the sex change operation go?”
To which, Shiloh will reply “Oh I always knew I wanted to be a boy.”
Shiloh Jolie Pitt
Of course, it’s perfectly possible that Shiloh is indeed mixed gender and should have been a boy but highly unlikely. I don’t think any child who at aged 2 turned round and announced to her family that she wanted to be known as ‘John’, apparently after a character in Peter Pan, seriously knows the difference between the sexes.
Most families would laugh at such a thing, maybe even call the little girl John for a time until the joke wore off, then it would be back to using their proper name.
But not apparently in celebrity families. There would have been a Press release and of course follow-up stories, interviews with top magazines and newspapers, no doubt vast sums of money changing hands, and a new wardrobe of boy’s clothes for Shiloh to go with the celebrity photographs.
Shiloh looking remarkably like Home Alone star Macauley Culkin
Angelina Jolie talks to Vanity Fair
Angelina Jolie simpers to Vanity Fair magazine “Brad and I would love to have more children, but we want to make sure we can give each child special time. We don’t want to build a family so big that we don’t have time to raise them all”.
Hey honey start with one of the ones you have. Little Shiloh needs to be told firmly that a joke is a joke, and buy her girls clothes. Or at least boy clothes in girl colors which are usually happier brighter colors than boys can wear, and tell the Press to back off.
Stop giving interviews condoning and encouraging the world to think that your daughter is a bit different. Shiloh isn’t even school age yet. Can you imagine the ribbing her school pals will be giving her for this? Unless of course they are all celebrity children to whom odd things seem normal.
I’ve no reason to believe Brad and Jolie don’t make fantastic parents to Maddox, eight, Pax, six, Zahara, five and 2 year old twins Knox and Vivienne. But in this instance they are wrong, in my opinion.
Shiloh would look adorable in an outfit like this
“She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers. Shiloh, we feel, has Montenegro style. She dresses like a little dude. It’s how people dress there. She likes tracksuits, she likes [regular] suits. Shiloh’s hysterically funny, one of the goofiest, most playful people you’ll ever meet. Goofy and verbal, the early signs of a performer. I used to get dressed up in costumes and jump around,” the actress Angelina Jolie explains in an interview with Vanity Fair.
Hey Angelina, wake and smell the coffee! None of us know what the heck is "Montenegro style", but don't suffer under the delusion that your little girl is some kind of trendsetter. She's 4 years of age! She is, at her age, reflecting YOUR values, your STYLE. Not her own. She won't develop that for years so stop putting your ideals on your little girl.
Allow her to develop at her own pace, and put her in girl's clothes. Have you looked in the shops, there are some GREAT outfits for little girls that don't include the color pink or daft ribbons.
Shiloh coming down steps - another photo opportunity?
Surely at 4 years of age, it is the child's mother who decides what they wear? It's not a case of Shiloh borrowing her brother Pax's clothes. These outfits are obviously brand new, bought especially for Shiloh.
Been shopping for more boys clothes, have we Mum?
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