The daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie turns five years old today. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt gained media attention recently because of her ultra-tomboyish clothing, which Jolie has described as “Montenegro style.”
“It's how people dress there,” Jolie said. “She likes tracksuits, she likes [regular] suits. 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."
Jolie also told Stylist magazine: “I want [Shiloh] to do what's in her heart and what's in her heart is to dress like that, I think it's beautiful."
I’m appalled. Not because Angelina Jolie has her daughter dressing in boy’s clothing, but because we’re talking about the fashion sense of a toddler.
When I was five, I was basically put in whatever we could find. If that happened to be a grocery sack with holes cut out for my legs and shoes made out of old newspapers, then that was it. A belt really tied the whole outfit together though.
Chaz Bono recently went on a press tour in which he discussed gender identification, saying he’d like to have a talk with Jolie about Shiloh. But Jolie seems to have it under control:
"Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth."
Say that next time you’re sitting in front of a screaming brat on a plane.