Angelina Jolie has a new movie out, Salt, and the media can’t wait to talk to her about her foray into yet another strong female action character like the type she debuted with the Tomb Raider series.
Oh, and whether her daughter Shiloh is girly enough for a four year old.
This isn’t the first time the media have shown their utter fascination with drawing a line on how “girly” Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is in comparison to other, I don’t know, celebrity toddlers, I guess. Before they were complaining that she had a too-short, boyish haircut, and that sometimes the family referred to her as “John.”
Now, they are worried about her clothes, her love of ties and hats, and once again her “tomboyish” looks.
And, like a good mother, Jolie reminds them that Shiloh is expressing herself, and the reporters are the ones with the problem.
“I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting.
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. Society always has something to learn when it comes to the way we judge each other, label each other. We have far to go.”
Hopefully, that will be the end of the media’s fascination with a four year old’s haircut.