Posted Mon, January 4, 2010 3:46pm EST 104,185 Article Views

Do Brad & Angelina Want To Turn Shiloh Into A Boy?

Posted Mon, January 4, 2010 3:46pm EST 104,185 Article Views

Brangelina—what are you doing to poor Shiloh Jolie-Pitt?

Your 3 1/2-year-old daughter is getting dressed in boys clothes so often by you that the New York Post even described her today as your “son.” And no wonder. She was photographed in daddy Brad Pitt‘s arms, heading in to the Broadway show, Mary Poppins, on Jan. 3, wearing a boy’s (literally) Burton ski cap and black puffy jacket.

In recent photos she’s been decked out in a fedora, tie, camouflage pants, boy vest, pirate sword, navy knit skull and crossbones hat, black jeans, gray jackets, black and white skull socks and sneakers. Even the stuffed animal she carries is blue.

Never ever is Shiloh dolled up in anything remotely girlish. Her blond hair is hidden under hats or left unbrushed and pushed to the side of her face.

Her sister Zahara Jolie-Pitt, however, is allowed to have her girly touches. HER Mary Poppins hair was pulled into a purple barrette and a pretty bracelets escaped from under the arm of her coat.

And you’re not dressing your little boys like girls!

So Brad and so Angelina—what’s up with the cross-gender dressing for Shiloh? Did YOU both want another boy, not a girl? Maddox and Pax weren’t enough? Aren’t you worried that you’re going to confuse little Shiloh? Give her gender identity issues? Isn’t it hard enough to grow up without your parents dressing you like the opposite sex?

A shrink says yes.

“Angelina has said she was bisexual in public—this is her bisexuality coming through. She’s saying “I’m not going to teach my daughter gender—let her pick, believes psychologist, Dr. David Eigen.

But will it confuse her? “Yes,” says Dr. Eigen. “She is being guided into a bisexual role. Her mother is projecting this onto this particular child—she has chosen her as her favorite. I think this is an issue.” Such an issue that Shiloh is already insisting she be called by a boy’s name, “John.” Brad apparently told Oprah that Shiloh insists on being called “John, I’m John,” he explained, “It’s a Peter Pan thing.”

Peter Pan Thing, my ahem! Brad, does Shiloh even know what the color pink is? Has she even seen it? Why do you let little Shiloh be dressed this way?

“All I can say is that Brad must be whipped if he allows this,” believes Dr. Eigen.

Wow! Brad you’re whipped! Now, come on—time to get up your gumption for the sake of your daughter and let her be a girl, if she wants to be.

–Bonnie Fuller

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suhaildhanji

Posted at 1:45 PM on January 20, 2015  

What a disgusting article!

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Alath

Posted at 2:58 PM on January 9, 2015  

So…. That last line “if she wants to be”

You wrote this entire piece attacking his parents, never once considering what the child wants. I know the stubbornness of children, and there are things they have no choice in. I’m not saying you should allow your child to go to bed without brushing their teeth just because they don’t want to. But they don’t feel comfortable in girls clothes or find boys clothes more appealing? That’s something bigger. You need to be supportive. It’s a fine line you walk. There’s too many cases of TG kids committing suicide. I’m not saying this child is/is not TG. Because I don’t know. But if my Child were transgender and idolized the Jolie-Pitt family’s work and decided to google them and find out more about John, and decided to look up to John, and found THIS article. I’d hate to know what it might do to them. If anyone is reading this and struggling. Just know that it’s okay to be who you are. You are not unworthy. You are not less. The world is changing. And one day this will be an issue of the past. Until then, hold on. Don’t take your life over ignorance like this article. Keep breathing. Stay strong. Because it’s media like this that tells TG teens it’s not okay. This is a little kid. Let him be happy.

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Susanne

Posted at 7:40 PM on January 8, 2015  

WOW! I do not what is more disgusting the article, or the poll you are having readers vote on. Although with the content of the article i shouldn’t be surprised by the poll questions. I find both irresponsible, and damaging. I do have one question, Where did you get the “quack” shrink from a conversion therapy center? As far as blaming John’s mother, do your research. There are many public images of this child as a baby, and a young toddler, dressed in dresses, outfits, shoes, and accessories that are “reserved” for little girls. It is obvious, and anyone who has had a 3-4 year old understands the stubbornness, that when John could vocalize and had the independence to express the desire to be what was most comfortable it became apparent. Bravo to parents who let their children know they are loved, excepted, and are free to be who they are. They are also great role models for parents who find themselves dealing with gender identity situations with children.

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Stephen Laughton

Posted at 5:56 PM on January 4, 2015  

On a re-read this article is actually amazing… transphobic, bi-phobic and sexist… well done Bonnie, you must be very proud

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Stephen Laughton

Posted at 5:54 PM on January 4, 2015  

What’s wrong with you? Why are you like this?

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Stefanie van Heemsbergen

Posted at 10:04 AM on January 2, 2015  

What a nasty thing to write! Not so long ago their was a transgender who committed suicide because her parents didn’t accept her as a girl. Is that the good way then? And it is Shiloh/John who chooses to be a boy. As an infants she was dressed up like a girl and she didn’t like it. I support parents who are brave enough to embrace their children’s different sexuality and gender. Don’t think about society, think about your children. That should be obvious.

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Adrian

Posted at 3:04 AM on January 2, 2015  

Wow, I am so glad your not rasinsing him. I mean, have you absolutely no self-awareness. Do you look at this and think to yourself “No one is ever going to think that I’m a transphobic twat because of this article”?

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B.

Posted at 5:58 PM on January 1, 2015  

Okay, first of all you’re article is idiotic and ignorant. It’s blatant transphobia and it clearly shows that you would be a horrible mother in this situation. If John wants to be a boy he can be a boy. Get over yourself, you shouldn’t even be writing articles if you’re this ignorant!

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bambi

Posted at 11:00 AM on January 1, 2015  

She doesn’t want her daughter to be wanted sexualized and sacrificed in the industry where it’s all about beauty sex and lust she doesn’t want her child to be wanted and taken advantage of and do the things she had to do to get in…she doesn’t want her daughter to be sought after because all these industry perverts is going want her.so she is making her look like a boy.

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popwiz15

Posted at 3:06 AM on January 2, 2015  

No, she’s letting him dress like a boy, becase he wants to dress like a boy.

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meme

Posted at 10:54 AM on January 1, 2015  

I understand her wanting be who she wants to be but the girl wad never given a chance to be a girl from birth her parents thought this boy thing was ok..which it is but what is a baby to know. I think she was in the entertainment field its very sexualized and based on beauty and how she was sexed in the industry and doesn’t want anyone abusing her beautiful child. Do maybe she protecting her because everyone knows she going to grow up one day and she’s going to be a beauty and Angela doesn’t want her go through the behind the scene feel ups on her daughter.

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adam

Posted at 10:03 AM on January 1, 2015  

BEATRICE what a name lol

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Kierwin Mondina

Posted at 6:45 AM on January 1, 2015  

your article is disgusting and more so is your poll. you present your article as if there is something wrong with gender and gender fluidity. your parents probably raised you the wrong way with the wrong ideologies that is why you comment false on a much humane and justifiable parenting.

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Chloe

Posted at 8:17 PM on December 30, 2014  

this is disgusting
not only are you extremely homophobic, you are horrifically transphobic.
did it ever occur to you that maybe John (Shiloh) is more comfortable being a boy and maybe it is their choice ???
Perhaps angelina and brad are being better parents than you’ll ever be by being supportive of their child’s decisions.
I’m literally disgusted.

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Cheryl

Posted at 3:20 AM on December 26, 2014  

This article is so messed up. How dare you accuse a parent, simply because she is bisexual. That is ridiculous. Do you honestly think girls don’t get social cues from the society they live in? They do, and I dressed my twins in a lot of gender neutral clothes. They grew up, and people gave them things, which they wore. The most I said is that there is no such thing as gender in reality. That is a social construct. Wearing make-up, heels, etc.–that’s not what being a woman is to me anyway. Regardless, this is so judgemental toward bisexual mothers, which I am, though not practicing. People are who they are, and this kid likely knows what’s best and will in the long-run. Plus, how the heck would you know what they do in their house? They aren’t going to tell Oprah or anyone all their private affairs. Geez!!!

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Jack

Posted at 4:13 PM on December 25, 2014  

This is idiotic. John WANTS to be called John. He WANTS to be a boy. They aren’t forcing it on him. They never were. It’s the 21st century you bloody idiots, wake up and realize that people may sometimes not want to be their birth gender. They don’t force all that stuff on him he requests it. Stop acting like they’re messed up people and like they’re forcing it on him.

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Cheryl

Posted at 3:20 AM on December 26, 2014  

Right on!!!

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Bird, R

Posted at 12:23 PM on December 26, 2014  

Thank the world for people like these commenters ahead of me. This article is arse-gravy of the worst kind. How do you even get the right to call yourself a writer with this kind of bull, Bonnie? This is HACKERY.

 
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Sarah

Posted at 2:28 PM on December 25, 2014  

Interesting, i think, no im sure 95% of this reviews of all this commenters are so Hippocrates and fakers, it’s easy to say this doctor is wrong in her article but honestly come on non would let your baby girl dress like that, o understand the tomboy stage and mostly happen in older kids not babies now a mother dressing a babygirl like a boy since birth she’s koo, koo, so tell me what mother in here has dress their baby girl like a boy since birth???? NONE!!!

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Janelle Stevens

Posted at 3:31 PM on December 25, 2014  

You sound almost as ignorant as the author of this article. A quick Google search will show you that Shiloh as a baby and toddler wore dresses. As she got older she/he DECIDED to wear other types of clothes and decided to be called John. Her/his parents are supportive of her/him, because all she’s doing is expressing herself or himself.

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Nunya

Posted at 7:54 PM on January 3, 2015  

Agreed do some research Shiloh did dress like a girl as a baby

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Carolyne Carrie Doran

Posted at 8:00 AM on January 13, 2015  

I dressed my daughter in lots of jeans and dark clothes as a baby and toddler, because I’m too lazy to try and get pretty pale clothes clean after a day of playing in mud! Baby girls’ clothes are stupid for children who inevitably get messy! She’s perfectly happy as a girl, but still wears jeans and unisex/boy’s t-shirts, which she chooses (she’s nearly 10 now). She even got called on by some kids who questioned why she was wearing “boys'” school shoes! Her response was “because they’re more sensible for winter than the girls’ shoes are”.

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Jessica

Posted at 12:09 PM on December 25, 2014  

This is a disgusting article. it was the daughter’s DECISION and her parents are SUPPORTING HER. saying she isn’t ‘allowed’ to wear girly things is the stupidest thing I think I have ever heard in my life. Are you educated at all on gender identity or even transgender?
This article is full of negativity and hate for something that the author clearly is uneducated about.
not even to mention the whole entire concept of gender is socially constructed. Blue is not a boy colour. I am a woman and my favourite colour is blue, does that mean my parents didn’t ‘allow’ me to have pink things?
I hope you do not have a child with a different gender identity than their biological sex, because clearly you would cause the child inner turmoil and suffering. I hope you never become a parent.

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eve

Posted at 1:07 AM on January 11, 2015  

I agree with you, this poor little girl is being turned into a boy! She cant choose what she wants, she needs guidance, thats a parents job people!!! Shiloh cannot possibly know what she wants, or knows right from wrong..shes 8!! Its so easy to say be open minded, its the moder life, etc. when you dont have kids, but i sure as hell would not let my son dress like a girl cause he wants too, now thats cruelty

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Carolyne Carrie Doran

Posted at 8:04 AM on January 13, 2015  

Haha, it’s cruelty to deny your child to be who he wants to be? What an idiot you are. Yes, there are some things that children shouldn’t get a choice in, like bedtime, video games, picky food choices, etc. But to not allow your child to decide what to wear? THAT’S cruelty. Well done to you for bringing another either troubled or bigoted person into the world.

 
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eve

Posted at 11:50 AM on January 14, 2015  

Its cruel to not let my son or daughter wear what they want? So if my daughter wants to wear boys clothes only, cut her hair like a boy, i should be ok with that? NOPE!! A girl should wear girls clothes and boys boy clothes period. Why do i get the feelibg everyone on here is either gay or transgender? Im glad my girls are feminine and pretty, and my boy rough like a boy should be

 
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eve

Posted at 12:01 PM on January 14, 2015  

Of course i get to choose what my kids wear… Im the parent, the adult, americans need a firm hand on their children, so sad to see a little girl wear ties and boy suits and even more sad to see a little girl want to be called John, and her stupid parents agree to it.

 
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Beatrice Lim

Posted at 11:21 AM on December 25, 2014  

why don’t you leave you negative thoughts to yourself and stop hating on their daughter. She has her own rights to be anything she wants.

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Christopher Uno

Posted at 11:16 PM on December 24, 2014  

You disgust me… As a person…

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mondtm

Posted at 10:49 PM on December 24, 2014  

Don’t you have more interesting things to write about? What’s it to you how they raise their child? Brad and Angelina are quite possibly two of the most beautiful people inside and out and you’re one of the ugliest. Shame on you for writing this article about a young child. Shame on you for wanting to write about this just to get clicks (and yes, I’m guilty because I clicked on it, but I was hoping your headline was a mistake and that the rest of your article would persuade me that you’re not quite scum on the bottom of my shoe).

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anon

Posted at 7:07 PM on December 24, 2014  

you have so much hostility and ugliness towards a little transgender child, and you’re so awful for trying to spread that hostility and ugliness to others. Shame on you for all of this.

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A person who is sick of hate

Posted at 4:09 PM on December 24, 2014  

You suck as a human for this article. I don’t care if it is 4 years old…..you just S-U-C-K. As a human you have dailed.

Signed,
A Transgender person

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Janelle Stevens

Posted at 12:57 PM on December 24, 2014  

I don’t think you know the meaning of the word “literally”, Bonnie. How are Shiloh’s clothes “literally boy clothes”? They are HER clothes. Regardless of where she bought them from, you are identifying her as a female. That said, if you are saying she is a female, then they are girl’s clothes, because they belong to her! Also, they may not even identify as a female. Brad and Angelina are doing the right thing by letting their children dress and be who they want! I sincerely hope you are not a mother, Bonnie. I fear that if you are, you force your children to play with only toys that you think fit what their gender should be. And they’re only allowed to wear clothes that you think expresses who they are. You sound extremely uneducated. Children are people too, and while they have their parents there to protect, support and nurture them, they still are their own person, and need outlets to express who they are! Would you tell a child to stop drawing or painting because you are scared that they will grow up to be a “staving artist”? Most parents wouldn’t, they would encourage their child’s creativity and expression. This is no different. Shiloh (JOHN) is just expressing who they really are and how they feel! How is that so difficult to understand?

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eve

Posted at 1:15 AM on January 11, 2015  

okay, so if you had a son that wanted to wear dresses, you would be okay with that? Meanwhile he wont have any friends, will be pickd on, called every name you can think of, laughed at, but be fine with all that cause thats love and being supportive?? That would crush me as a mother, im totally against all this john bs

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Jaden

Posted at 12:56 PM on December 24, 2014  

First of all i refuse to pick either of your poll options because yes, the kid can dress however the hell they want. But that doesn’t automatically mean “this little girl is a tomboy”. It’s pretty clear that John is displaying signs of being transgender, that’s really not a hard concept to grasp. Another thing to mention is how awful your writing is. It’s also fairly obvious that this “shrink” you are referring to is either the worst psychologist known to humankind or you made them up. The dialog is nowhere near realistic, who are you trying to fool?
The fact that Brad and Angelina are being such loving, open-minded parents is the best thing to come out of Hollywood. Their children are all beautiful and you should be ashamed for ripping on a child and insulting their parents, whether they are celebrities or not.

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