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Angelina Jolie’s Movie Premieres, Reporters Want To Talk About Shiloh’s Girliness

Angelina Jolie’s Movie Premieres, Reporters Want To Talk About Shiloh’s Girliness

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.

Via Feministing:

“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.

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2:25AM PDT on Aug 6, 2010

We are in the throes of becoming a 3rd world autocracy, and people are concerned about this frivolous crap? Hey friends, this is how Sheeple are born!

8:45AM PDT on Jul 31, 2010

Mj P. hit the nail squarely on the head. This is no ones business. Moreover, just because a person is in the public eye, that does not give the public the right to use the children of that person for gossip fodder. It is shameful.

Quite truthfully, NO ONE knows what really goes on inside a family, but the family members, themselves. That includes issues of parenting. Perhaps we should focus on some of the truly serious issues we are facing, instead of following the lives of people we do know and never will.

11:09PM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

So shallow and pathetic for those who thrive on invasion of privacy and explotitation of celebs to target a 4 yr old child.

8:47PM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

go shiloh!

7:41PM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

I wore ridiculous things as a kid, but my mother let me because she knew I would just fight her if she tried to make me wear anything else, so she let me walk around like a jack-ass. It's all about making your own decisons and living with the choices you've made. Kids have so little they can control; might as well let them pick thier clothes! If parents do it, they are denying their children the right to choose.

2:02PM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

I wish more parents were smart enough to let children grow and be creative. Parents should not push or dictate what their children can be. If parents are showing love and positive support let your kids have fun and explore. This shows how sallow our society is that this is even in a paper. Our world is focusing on all the wrong things and we wonder why our country is in a mess. Wake up people.

12:25PM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

I'm not really a fan of Angelina, but she has done a lot of work in countries that need it. And as for Shiloh, she's a little kid. I'm sure everyone on here wore things as a child they'd look back on now and regret it. Let the kid wear what she wants. She's not harming anyone.

10:13AM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

jeez stop judgeing the family every five seconds theres a new story about them, and especially stop judgeing a four year old girl you meanies!!!!!!

9:59AM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

Jesus murphy
People have a short memory questionning her skills as a mother...so ok she's a movie star so what...she's done more in Africa than any reporter as dne ty

6:32AM PDT on Jul 23, 2010

Who cares? She's an actress...she can say and act however she wants in front of the camera...She's shooting a multi-million dollar 'over the top' action films...is she a good mother? How do WE know? I stayed at home and educated my kids...by choice...that was a great worthwhile effort...I had all I could do to maintain a music career that took me away a few nights a week...never mind shoot movies...what do we REALLY know about what kind of mother this box office hit hottie is...her Nanny probably knows her kids better than she does...This is so insignificant. Try not to miss the point here....

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