By Sandra Rose  | 

Apparently actress and philanthropist Angelina Jolie must be feeling the heat from critics of her 4-year-old daughter's tomboy style.

As Shiloh makes more public appearances wearing hand picked boy's polo shirts and khaki pants, her mother is spending more time defending the little girl's style.

In an interview with British mag Stylist, Angelina said:

"It's not my choice. 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."

"I think children should wear what they want and express themselves, so we give them different options of things."

Angelina used her adopted 5-year-old daughter, Zahara, as an example: "Zahara dresses very much like a girl, very pink and flowery, very feminine."

On the topic of Shiloh's boyish pixie haircut, Angie said:

"Shiloh cried and said, 'Please cut my hair off, I don't want to have long hair.' I'm not going to leave it long because somebody thinks I should. 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."

Source: US

Photo: Splash News Online

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ renegadesince1985

    :nono: That poor child don't know if she's a girl or a boy....Aunty you should have put the pic up with her at the pool in swim trunks...

  • CHARBEE1

    This woman needs help in a major way... :rollseyes: :shocked:

  • CHARBEE1

    renegadesince1985 says:

    That poor child don’t know if she’s a girl or a boy….Aunty you should have put the pic up with her at the pool in swim trunks…

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    This is true and it saddens me.

  • free

    not surprised at angelina but DEFINITELY surprised that brad is letting this ish take place.

  • https://www.createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    It may be cute now to let her have her way but when she's in her tweens, teens she will regret not having any control over her daughter. Kids are mindless and need guidance. If you aren't setting any boundaries that leaves room for them to go down the wrong path.

    Money can do a lot of things but keeping kids from going in the wrong direction isn't one (as young hollywood has shown us). Today its cut my hair tomorrow its cut my coke.... :snort:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :coffee: :yawn:

    #teamparentyourownkids

  • Starr

    :smh:

    I'm all for letting kids dress themselves, but this is too much....outta hand

  • aqtpie

    If this child really does have identity issues regarding her sex then if AJ dressed her in feminine type of clothing every single day it's not going to change that!!

  • LadyLew

    They say your born with it, it's in the genes :shrugs:

  • Anna

    Do kids really want to wear a tie?

  • OutsidetheBox

    @Anna my boss' screensaver is her kids in Target wearing rain boots, shorts, button up shirts, and ties... one is a boy, the oldest is a girl.

    They are 9 and 6.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Apparently the girl went thru some frilly, fru-fru stage...but for the past 3 or 4 years, :no:

  • TruGemini

    Those are her kids...she can do what she wants. Nobody wants to be told how to parent their kids. I wish a muthafukkawood try to tell me bout my kids... :lolol:

    teamangie :cheer:

  • SangriaSugar

    Celebs can't do nothing right in the eyes of public opinion...Tom & Katie get blasted all the time cause they let Suri wear what she wants...which is very girly & costumey!!! Same thing with Will & Jada...

    Folks should keep it moving and parent their own kids!!! :coffee:

  • Anna

    OutsidetheBox says:

    @Anna my boss’ screensaver is her kids in Target wearing rain boots, shorts, button up shirts, and ties… one is a boy, the oldest is a girl.

    They are 9 and 6.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Did they pick out the outfits? Angie says that she lets Shilo express herself, how many kids will pick a tie to wear?

  • OutsidetheBox

    Yes @Anna

    In th photo, Z is wearing a necklace…Shiloh chose a tie. :shrug:

    My bosses kids are really smart little fukkers, if she could put the girl in something else without a fight she would, but my boss doesn’t wear dresses at all either; nor skirts… :shrug:

  • Anna

    Anna says:

    OutsidetheBox says:

    @Anna my boss’ screensaver is her kids in Target wearing rain boots, shorts, button up shirts, and ties… one is a boy, the oldest is a girl.

    They are 9 and 6.

    ~~~~~~~~~~
    Did they pick out the outfits? Angie says that she lets Shilo express herself, how many kids will pick a tie to wear?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    My point is I think Angie let's her express herself, but I still feel that Angie has her hand in the selection of Shilo's outfits. That being said why does the child not wear a dress?

  • Anna

    OutsidetheBox says:

    Yes @Anna

    In th photo, Z is wearing a necklace…Shiloh chose a tie.

    My bosses kids are really smart little fukkers, if she could put the girl in something else without a fight she would, but my boss doesn’t wear dresses at all either; nor skirts…
    ~~~~~~~~~
    We were typing at the same time. Ok that makes sense to me.

  • cheeks8683

    My sister said something to me last night that made me laugh...She said that Shiloh and Willow are are the same team...Soooo wrong but I was :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Cause boys dont wear dresses Anna :lol:

    She knows she is a girl, but she would like ot be one of the boys.

    Imagine how cool the boys are at her house... Z is too girly and Viv is just a baby.. Pax and Maddox though????

    :party:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Yes typing at the same time again :lol:

  • lakercrazy

    i say if angelina dosent find it to be a problem why should we???? people should stop trying to tell people how to raise HER child there is no one way to raise a lil one to each its own

  • ~LovLi~

    I'm not buying it, but how about just saying "No Comment" ? I don't understand why people try to defend things they are so set in. If if that's how you parent then whatever. Disregard and dismiss any questions about how you handle or dress your kids and move on to talk about other things.

  • pointhimout

    sandra rose, what's the T? my sources can neither confirm or deny this, but what are you hearing about JD cheating on Janet Jackson with some stripper, AND KNOCKING HER UP? like, who does that? a stripper vs Janet? wrong choice, slick.

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    Parents give kids way too much freedom these days. What would like for breakfast? Where do you want to go.. What happen to parents having control
    when i was growing up I ate whatever my mom felt like cooking i didnt have as many options as kids have today and we wonder why kids are so disrespectful today?????????????????????????????????????????????/

    #betterparentingisneedednow

  • OutsidetheBox

    I love that gravi Laker! *pinches his cheeks, but yo'butt*

    :coffee:

  • T.Y’z Cha Cha

    I always thought Shiloh was a boy anyway since the first time the world started seeing her so WHATeVa :rolleyes:

    Its called make believe.. we all played make believe in some way, form or fashion when we were younger.

    I dont think the kids are exposed to alot and her role models might be her older brothers right now. Im sure she will grow out of it and if she doesnt :shrug:

  • Daisy

    If she likes it I love it

  • pointhimout

    #25, i say parents give too many choices too. when i was a kid, you ate what ya mama cooked or take ur behind to bed hungry. clothes were laid out for us. when we were old enough to pick our own clothes, i didn't have an array of dresses and clogs to choose from. i still dressed like a boy would dress. and no, i didn't want to wear dresses and lip gloss.

  • ShoYaRight

    I understand and agree with Angie on this issue actually, but the recent photos showing Shiloh at the pool with just some boy swim trunks was just too much. Fortunately she's young enough to get away being topless right now, but not for much longer.

  • Anna

    OutsidetheBox says:

    Cause boys dont wear dresses Anna

    She knows she is a girl, but she would like ot be one of the boys.

    Imagine how cool the boys are at her house… Z is too girly and Viv is just a baby.. Pax and Maddox though????

    ~~~~~
    :rofl: Cause boys dont wear dresses. My youngest only wore sweats/jogging outfits until she was 15(she did wear dresses to Church) but my oldest daughter got tired of seeing her little sis looking like she played for the WNBA 24/7 and made a girly girl out of her. The boys never knew she had all that cleavage and booty. I was so mad at my first born. LOL.

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    HEy OTB and TYZ CHa Cha good morning happy fun friday

  • OutsidetheBox

    :party: :partyhat:

    *throwing condoms and confetti* TGIF!

    Hey Snoots :yahoo:

  • KsMommy

    I understand and agree with Angie on this issue actually, but the recent photos showing Shiloh at the pool with just some boy swim trunks was just too much. Fortunately she’s young enough to get away being topless right now, but not for much longer.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    wow, I just googled the pics.....What she gonna do when she get boobies?

    I have no comment on this matter. Z looks pretty in her little dress. i wish they'd comb that child's hair.

  • Anna

    KsMommy her hair is combed and moisturized in the pic. It's a good day for Z in the neighbohod.

  • laterthannever

    I really don't see the big deal with this. I can't imagine how many heads would explode if this were a little boy in a tutu. I don't see any reason for a little girl to be in dresses every day anyhow. If my next child is a girl she will have lots of khakis and polos/henleys to choose from out of her brother's hand-me-downs. Of course I'd love to dress her in cute girly clothes, but I'd lay both out and let her pick if she was able to intelligently articulate/defend her choice.

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    These days parents are friends with their kids.. uhhh no my daughter told me I was not a cool parent after I read her talking trash about me on FB...
    Which she know longer has btw....
    I told her I AM not YOUR FRIEND I am your mom and we can be friends when you are an adult...
    More boundaries need to be set .. When I am out and about I want to slap the taste out of some of these kids mouths and insert some manners and respect... So sad

  • laterthannever

    And re: the swim trunks, its not uncommon to see a little girl in just a swimsuit bottom/swim diaper with no top (I think its better than a "too grown" style bikini)what's the difference between that and swim trunks? She's a child!

  • PAHairston

    Hello All. SnootyPooty, I agree with you, when I was little, I basically was afraid of my parents and I did what they told me. Today, many of our children look, act and sound like heathens. (Not animals but heathens!) Just the other day, 70 younguns got to fighting on the DC subway, 70! It lasted thru 7 stops! No manners, no respect, no sense of direction, an epidemic in the making. As far as Shiloh dressing like a boy, I don't know what to think, maybe she knows she's gay at a young age. (Sandra, when did you know?) Children are so mature these days, girls starting their periods at 7, boys becoming fathers at 12. And as far as parenting is concerned, no one has all the answers and we all make mistakes, it's a learning process and if someone knows a better way to do it, what's wrong with sharing ideas?

  • KsMommy

    KsMommy her hair is combed and moisturized in the pic. It’s a good day for Z in the neighbohod.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    *scrolls back up* oh....

    And re: the swim trunks, its not uncommon to see a little girl in just a swimsuit bottom/swim diaper with no top (I think its better than a “too grown” style bikini)what’s the difference between that and swim trunks? She’s a child!
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    idk. I guess everyone will have a opinion that they believe in. Agree to disagree I suppose. We're all different. My daughter is a girly girl, and even if she did want to go "topless" at the beach. She will get a no-go from me. yes Shiloh, is just a child. but will be a teenager and and an adult soon after....

  • Ashley

    im sorry, but how old is Shiloh and how come she is making all the decisions??

  • T.Y’z Cha Cha

    Good Morning again Ms Snooty Pooty Happy Friday :danban:

  • lakercrazy

    @otb thanks aint he a cutie thats my lil man when he was like 2

  • OutsidetheBox

    Ma'am was walking around in a shorts and a tiara. I told her she looked like a queen... (y'all know what kind I menat)

    She said, "Sasha Fierce?" :lol:

    :danban:

  • laterthannever

    KSMommy I think it depends on where you're from/where you're swimming too. I think a lot of people put a sexual spin on things for kids much earlier than necessary- and I understand why with all of the pervs in the world. I grew up in Florida and overseas where you'd see little Coppertone (http://shrunklink.com/fhbc) kids on the beach everyday. There's definitely a fine line though. My s/o is not as open to stuff like this as I am though. (Ying & yang, LOL)

  • OutsidetheBox

    *meant

    And yes he is Laker :yes:

  • https://www.createspace.com/3393054 iscream

    So is this acceptable because she's a girl. If the role was reversed and she had her son walking around with dresses, heels and wigs would it still be acceptable?
    #justasking

    because when Sandra linked a family blog a few months back I remember a lot of negative comments about the boys being dressed in grass skirts.... Even though it was for a Lion King play.

  • OutsidetheBox

    @iscream I loved that family. I was sad when the mom took the blog down but I understood why. :shrug:

  • my2cents

    I agree w/ SnootyPooty, why are these KIDS making so many decisions?? And the ones that are agreeing with it please tell me what the reaction would be if Maddox came out the house with a dress and heels on?? Would it still be "cute" and "let the kids do what they want?" I doubt it.

  • CreoleCutie7

    When I saw the picture of her jumping in the pool with no top on and swim trunks...... :shocked:

    #Parentsneedtodoparenting

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I've grown up with people that were gay from day one. At age 5 I knew they were girlish or boyish. Most folks force they're little girls to be girly whether they are or not. I'm cool with Angelina letter her baby be what she is not making her feel like crap because she prefers to be boyish.

  • OutsidetheBox

    :think:

    :lol:

    :kona:

    Child please. Knox looks more likely to be in a dress. You tried Maddox. He is the cool one.

  • my2cents

    @ Bird, I've grown up w/ people that knew from day one whether they were gay or straight as well however, what you WEAR does not change your gender, and I'm NOT letting my kids dress opposite their sex if they are living in my house and I'm buying their clothes, just not happening.

  • my2cents

    LMAO @ OTB yeah I couldn't think of the other boys names, I only know Maddox, he's such a cutie!!

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    OutsidetheBox says:

    *throwing condoms and confetti* TGIF!
    <-------finds this hilarious as all get out!!!!

  • OutsidetheBox

    :yes: And he has somekind of swag already! @2cents

    I dont know where he got that from...dad maybe?

    Whatttt? @yvonne Fun is best when its safe. :lol:

  • Mrs. Wimberly

    I don't get it. She's how old? I wish my son would tell me what he wants to wear. He doesn't even know or care to know about what he is wearing. I don't believe a word she's saying!

  • Ms. Thickness

    PURE BULLSH!T...FOUR YEAR OLDS DONT MAKES THOSE TYPES OF DECISIONS PARENTS DO..I DONT CARE IF MY 8YR OLD TELL ME SHE WANTS HER HAIR..THAT WILL BE A HELL NO AND GET OUT MY FACE FOR 100 ALEX. LET ALONE DRESS LIKE A LIL BOY.

  • VIBABY

    #teamraisehappykids

    Shiloh is happy and Angie isnt hurting her in any way. Let Shiloh be great.....

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    @OUTSIDE: I'm just in a silly mood today.I can really see you with a large bowl, condoms and confetti mised in there, throwing it on passerbys screaming "TGIF bishes"..... :lol:

  • Shauny

    Angie can dress the baby how she wants, my only questions are what options does she give Shiloh? Does she take her shopping with Maddox and the other one? Does she bring her home something in a girl style and Shiloah is like :nono: I mean what made this baby for over a year ONLY like boy everything head to toe?

    On another note...Zahara looks SO cute!! Werk your sundress Z.

    Oh and Willow and Shiloh's way of dress is NOT the same. Willow dresses punkrock, Shiloh just butch gay. They are not the same.

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    ^mixed.....my apologies...

  • Val

    SHE LOOKS LIKE A LIL CHAD BONO :coffee:

  • Shauny

    If Shiloh were Maddox or the other baby (can't think of his name) and he wanted to wear lacefronts, bows in his hair, maxi dresses, mini dresses, bikinis when he swims and Suri style heels all the time and everywhere would Angie let him do it? Would the responses be the same? :coffee:

  • Ms. Thickness

    @SHAUNY SAID

    Willow dresses punkrock, Shiloh just butch gay. They are not the same.
    ___________________________________________________________

    I THINK I JUST DIED

  • Shauny

    @Isc - I didn't read your comment before I typed mine. We were thinking the same thing..lol

  • Anna

    Random thought. If this were Z being allowed to dress like a boy on a daily basis there would be 600 comments.

  • OutsidetheBox

    My 4yo wears whatever the hail she wants as long as it is weather appropriate. She is the youngest of 5 so maybe thats how she developed a sense of wanting to wear something but she does.

    You have to pick your battles. And personal appearance as long as it is not offensive or harmful to others is not one of them in a lot of households. Get over it! This same mentality is what has ppl perming the chit outta their babies hair and chit! Trying to conform!

    How many gays and lesbians have been on this very same board telling us they "knew" since they were knee high to a blow fly????? A LOT!

    Ya'll sound like the mothers that would turn away the gay children or the child that chose a different path. SMH.

    The baby is happy. Her mom is happy. In all relationships there should be healthy boundaries, of course, but a mother/child bond is unique in all human relations, and obv. Angie gets her child.

    I am a card carrying Jolie-Pitt Clan stan. :coffee:

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    I really don't think this is a matter of accepting her sexuality at her age I don't think she's thinking I like boys or girls at all, its more a matter of she's a little girl that's how she was born period. I hated dressing like a girl as a child but I didn't have a choice. There was no way in hell I was showing up at church in shorts and a tshirt. Back then you didn't give kids choices like that and I turned out fine. My kids can all pick out their clothes but I buy their clothes and I have final say. Kids go through tomboy phases all the time, every one of my girls has been from tomboy to girly but they all dressed like girls throughout just like me, hell I'm still tomboyish in mannerisms but will rock my dresses and skirts with my hair done and some little sandals but will be up in a tree after my son :shrugs: making her dress like what she is will not hurt her or stifle whatever she's going through but it provides limits and boundaries that are neccesary imo

  • Shauny

    @Anna comment# 67 hell yeah it would. Let it have been Zahara dressing like this OR like a said her having one of her sons dressing like a boy. and we'd be having a different conversation.

  • Shauny

    ^sons dressing like a girl.

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    I LOve Jolie as an actress and Salt was a cool movie

  • OutsidetheBox

    Welp, not me I would still say let a kid be a kid. :shrug:

    If its one thing I wanna get right its parenting. There is no manual but life experiences from others can help with that.

    The consensus amongst the folks i have asked who wear allowed to dress however they please is that it caused no harm.

    In my experience, it causes no harm. Being allowed to dress myself, I think, has resulted in having a much more open mind in regards to fashion and the like.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Lots of typos. *sigh* Sorry ladies. I really hate these nails...

  • Anna

    OutsidetheBox says:

    Welp, not me I would still say let a kid be a kid.

    If its one thing I wanna get right its parenting. There is no manual but life experiences from others can help with that.

    The consensus amongst the folks i have asked who wear allowed to dress however they please is that it caused no harm.

    In my experience, it causes no harm. Being allowed to dress myself, I think, has resulted in having a much more open mind in regards to fashion and the like.

    ~~~~~~
    Shouldn't parents be allowed to have pics of their little girls in a ress? Give a kid too many choices and they run you and before you know it they are tweens telling you to go f yourself. What parent would cut off their childs locks to look like a boy? No mother wants for someone to mistake their child for the gender they are not. In Shilo's case we all know who she is so Angie will never get her feelings hurt by someone saying your little boy is adorable.

  • http://mylifeinthesun782.blogspot.com Ms. Everything

    I agree Anna

  • OutsidetheBox

    Why Anna? Cause girls only wear dresses? And she is only special or loved because of a dress???

    I do not define things in traditional terms, and thats where we miss each other.

    I was allowed to choose my own clothes when I started to rebel against all that lacy fru-fru chit. I was an 80's tomboy and my mama wanted her girl. I was so glad when my little sister was born.

    I have always let me teen dress herself, and I do believe my parenting will prevent her from ever saying f you to me.

    I dont understand how allowing a child to be independant and responsible with their clothing, would automatically result in that level of defiance. Freedom of expression and disrespect dont go hand in hand.

    Kids are tyrants ... it's parenting that teaches them to be otherwise.

  • OutsidetheBox

    Also I think other parents own their kids. I believe my kids are entrusted to my care...

  • aqtpie

    I have always let me teen dress herself, and I do believe my parenting will prevent her from ever saying f you to me.

    I dont understand how allowing a child to be independant and responsible with their clothing, would automatically result in that level of defiance. Freedom of expression and disrespect dont go hand in hand.
    ***************
    I agree with OTB. Just because you allow your child to pick out their own clothing doesn't mean that you still don't expect them to have good manners, get good grades, show you and others respect, do chores, follow your rules etc...

  • M_promp2

    I wish she would let someone tend to Zahara's hair. I realize she may not know how to take care of it, but damn. That's lazy she has the money to let someone take care of her hair.

    I have mixed feelings about the Shiloh thing. I think it's wonderful that she is letting her be who she is, but I wonder if she knows what really is going on. It maybe just a tomboy thing. It may not be a gender thing. She's really too young to call it. IDK.....

  • M_promp2

    @PAhairston, that's a gawd awful avatar you have there. Enough to actually spoil a person's appetite....lol

  • OutsidetheBox

    Thanks @aqtpie for the agreement. I needed that.

    Angelina and Brad are some of the biggest consumers of Carol's daughter's healthy hair products for Zahara @M_promp2. Her natural is lovely and healthy.

  • VIBABY

    Whats wrong with Z's hair? It looks soft and moisterized. :shrug:

    @Anna you made me think of my friend. She forced her daughters to sit in these God awful dresses with a live rabbit in their laps for Easter pics. The kids looked uncomfortable and terrified, but SHE had to have a pic. I really wanted to slap her.......

  • http://gravatar.com/avatar/0e3dd0989333fb4dbfefdb522ee5bd4e.png aniyvwiya

    lol@ people here comparing letting Shiloh wear a tie to letting her eat ice cream for breakfast every day. One is unhealthy, the other is just personal choice.