Angelina Jolie is still defending Shiloh's tomboy style in the new issue of Britain's Stylist magazine. "It's not my choice," Jolie, 35, claims of her and Brad Pitt's eldest biological child, who favors polos and pants over frilly dresses. She goes on to say "I have a very strong willed four-year-old girl who tells me what she wants to wear and I let her be who she is."
Angelina gives us a look into what prompted Shiloh's drastic hair cut as well. "Shiloh cried and said, 'Please cut my hair off, I don't want to have long hair.'" Jolie recounts. "I'm not going to leave it long because somebody thinks I should," she says "I want to do what's in her head and what's in her heart is to dress like that. I think it's beautiful."
Not too long ago the family made news with Shiloh's choice to bathe in boy's swim trunks. Hollywood Life reports that star Rosie O'Donnell backed Shiloh's fashion sense on her blog.
This brings up some concerns among those following the family. Like who's the boss - Angelina or Shiloh? Should Angelina put her foot down and force poor Shiloh to wear frilly clothing against her will just because it's more widely accepted? The answer here would be, and should be no.
So why does the family receive grief over letting Shiloh be herself? Some will be quick to state that sometimes this leads to issues with sexual and gender identity. Even if this was the case, what's so wrong about that? Children are to be loved as they are, rather than being twisted into something they are not.
This is clearly the case of Angelina and Brad letting Shiloh express who she is. If you look at past photos, you'll see that all of their children have a unique fashion sense. Isn't that what life is about? Finding and coming into your own skin? For that, I say kudos to Brangelina for being cool enough to let their kids explore who they are on their own.
Angelina Jolie is seemingly always under fire over little Shiloh's unique style. Do you feel it's fair to put Angelina under the microscope due to Shiloh's affinity for boy's clothing? Is the media making more of a big deal out of it than it really is?
Â© August 12, 2010 Jennifer Neff for Gather.com
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