How did Shiloh Pitt the worlds most beautiful couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s first born biological daughter turn into a beautiful little girl who looked like a doll to a four year old tom boy that looks like Ellen Degeneres?
I get how Angelina wants her kids to express themselves and she has spoken about Shiloh’s boyish style by saying: “Shiloh, we feel has Montenegro style. It’s how people dress there. She likes tracksuits, she likes regular suits. So it’s a suit with a tie and a jacket and slacks, or a tracksuit. She likes to dress like a boy. 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.”
There’s nothing wrong with a girl wanting to dress like a boy and being a tomboy. Eventually she’ll grow out of it or she may not and that’s okay. Growing up my older sister hated anything girly and loved wearing baggy clothes and I loved everything that glittered and was such a girly girl and was obsessed with fashion. She grew out of it as she got older. Now, I don’t have children of my own I am just stating my opinions…I get her daughter didn’t want her hair long for whatever reason but I also find that hard to believe that hair would bother a little girl so much, however the way it is cut SO short just isn’t right and is confusing because she looks like a BOY! It takes away the essence of being a little girl, she isn’t going to be fashionable and girly like Suri Cruise but what I am trying to say is there are many ways to dress her if she doesn’t want to be in dresses. Kids don’t know any better, they see what they like and they want it and it’s up to you as a parent to decide on if it’s the right or wrong thing to grant. She has brothers and she wants to act and dress like them, which is normal. She wants to look like a boy or Angelina wants to think she wants to look like a boy and she is running with it, she can dress and allow her to be a tomboy but she has gone so far and has totally transformed her.
Everyone already thinks she is going to be a lesbian, maybe she is, maybe she won’t. But I don’t think anyone should be having discussions about it, she is too young to be subjected to so such topics. You already have Chaz Bono saying how she is in the wrong gender which I think is wrong for him to say and it’s not right or fair to question and label little girls. Who knows and who cares what she will be when she gets older. For now, she is a little girl and Angelina Jolie needs to not allow the media to have so much speculation about her daughter and dress her differently then what she has her wearing now. It’s too boyish looking and it went way too far when Shiloh swims with boy trunks. That doesn’t sit well with me. Kids are going to scream, cry and throw tantrums when they don’t get what they want but you are the parent and you know better and the key is: they’ll get over it!
If that were my daughter and she wants to dress like a boy and refuses to wear dresses. Fine. I’ll let her pick a piece of clothing and I’ll put the outfit together. That way she gets to pick something she wants and I get to choose how I want her to look. I’ll respect my child’s wishes to express themselves but I would have it be limited. She wants to look like a boy? I’ll make her think she is. Skinny ripped jeans and a loose top with with combat boots and a fitted studded leather jacket. Or if she wants to wear a tie like Shiloh has on the top picture, I would allow her to have it with a white a cute girly top, jeans and flats. I’ll have her put on a black tutu with boots and a tank top. She doesn’t want her hair long, I’ll cut it a bit shorter, like a bob and just make sure the cut doesn’t make her look like a boy! I would be incorporating what she wants and allowing her to express herself and be cautious on how my child appears. I wouldn’t want anyone judging or labeling her and I sure as hell would want my girl to look like a girl and when she is old enough she can dress and be whoever and however she wants to be but for now Angelina has control and she clearly knows what she is doing.
I have gotten a lot of heat for this post…I want to start by saying I am sorry if I offended anyone. I in no mean tried to do that or try to say that it’s wrong for little girls to want to dress like boys and what the outcome of that may be in the child’s future. Like I said I respect Angelina and Brad for allowing their children to express themselves but I don’t agree about the radical change they did to their young daughter, for example chopping off her hair like a boy and wearing boy trunks to swim. This was just MY opinion, I am not a mother and I understand how a mother is passionate about this because they go through it all with their children and I read what you all had to say and I learned a lot from that. It was just my opinion and I shared how I felt and I understand the flaws in my opinions.
So Starry, Sasha, Cheryl, Kat, Federico, Chenoa, Cindy, Anna, Nicole and Carol (you weren’t preaching to the choir, thank you for understanding where I was coming from, I know you stumbled on my blog on accident but I hope you’ll come back!), thank you for your feedback and taking your time to tell me how you felt, very much respected and appreciated whether it’s good or bad I love reading what others have to say.
It has been three years since I posted this, and I am STILL getting a lot of heat! I also want to note, I don’t spam or delete the harsh comments I’ve been receiving, I keep them all and allow everyone to see it and join in on the bashing of an opinion I shared. Clearly, I’ve grown and I don’t agree with sharing my opinion about a child. As a blogger, you share your views on the world, fashion and all the latest and greatest. At the time, there was much discussion about the beautiful Shiloh and her appearance, the discussion is still going, and everyone is still weighing in with their opinions about what they think is happening with Shiloh. In all reality, nothing is happening! She is a kid, and it’s not right. Truthfully, seeing a picture of a little girl in boys trunk swim wear, is what really threw me off. I’ve never seen that before and still don’t think a young girl should be exposed with just swim trunks on. Again, I apologize. I could easily delete this post, but I have kept it to keep a discussion going and I’ve actually learned from it. So please folks, understand where I was coming from, my opinion – whether it is right or wrong – and my two time apology in the last three years.