twitter facebook stumble upon rss

Oh Boy! Shiloh the World's Most Famous Gender-Neutral Kid?

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This
Brangelina's 4-year-old daughter, Shiloh, was spotted diving into a pool wearing boys' swim trunks. The tomboy look taken too far?
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
Sometimes, little girls will be boys -- particularly when the little girl in question is a member of the Jolie-Pitt clan. has exclusive shots of the 4-year-old girl taking a dip with her siblings last weekend in California

Angelina Jolie told Vanity Fair last month that her daughter "wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything. She thinks she's one of the brothers." Jolie, 35, said her daughter's fashion sense is "fascinating." 

Some critics of the "Salt" star believe she is deliberately encouraging her daughter's androgynous style. Do you?

45 comments so far | Post a comment now
Criss August 6, 2010, 11:43 AM

Who cares what Shiloh wears?

And Heaven forbid a mother “encourage” her child’s own wants and desires… HOW DARE A MOTHER ENCOURAGE HER CHILD TO BE HIS/HER OWN PERSON!!

K8 August 6, 2010, 11:55 AM

Gender exists between the ears…not between the legs. Let the child be who s/he is.

Arisma August 6, 2010, 11:56 AM

Thank you, Criss.

Moli August 6, 2010, 12:03 PM

She should be able to wear what she wants to wear. She is adorable and even if she weren’t she is her own person and should be treated as such. As long as her action cause no harm to another what is the problem?

Kara August 6, 2010, 12:03 PM

LEAVE SHILOH ALONE!!!!!!…and stop posting half naked pictures of BABIES!!!

Kim August 6, 2010, 12:13 PM

I did the same thing at around the same age! I had older brothers that I wanted to be like! Doesn’t mean anything!! She has a great mother too!

Kim S. August 6, 2010, 12:19 PM

So? My 2-year-old daughter wears boys swim trunks too…where is my news coverage, eh?! Seriously, fashion is meaningless.

Tara August 6, 2010, 1:17 PM

She’s 4 for crying out loud!! Who knows, in the next couple of years she could want long hair and dresses. Leave her alone and stop hounding these children.

XXXX August 6, 2010, 2:02 PM


Shannon August 6, 2010, 2:23 PM

ummm XXXX you should be ashamed of yourself for making fun of an innocent child! Who makes fun of a child?! Really!? She’s a child & should be encouraged to be her own person. Stop picking on her already!!!

Gigohead  August 6, 2010, 7:00 PM

I’m not loving the boy trunks sorry. I think she can wear a blue girls bathing suit.

Nicole August 6, 2010, 7:53 PM

First I want to say that Shiloh can be who she wants. There is nothing wrong with that. Second, I want to praise Angelina for encouraging her child to be what she wants to be. But, third I want to say that the author of this article clearly does not know what “androgynous” means. You are saying that the child is living an androgynous lifestyle, yet at the same time saying she dresses like a boy. If she is dressing like a boy, then she is cross-dressing, not dressing androgynously. Androgyny means dressing or acting like no particular gender.

Lisa R. August 6, 2010, 8:18 PM

Yay, Criss! Well put! I totally agree! I also agree with Kara: Leave the girl alone!

Diane August 6, 2010, 9:04 PM

Jolie set up this child for this “gender confusion” when she was a baby. Jolie dressed her in a blue shirt with skullcaps for the first People cover photo. No 3 year old (last year) asks to wear ties when no man in her family wears ties. People, take the blinders off. Jolie is exploiting these children and specifically Shiloh to attract attention.

QueenBee August 6, 2010, 9:14 PM

I don’t think it matters what she wears. My 11 year old niece won’t wear anything out of the girls section. She plays all sports and has gotten in fights with my sister about wanting to wear boxers as underwear. I just think there should be some limitations. Shiloh can wear the trunks………..just put on a rash guard or swim top. My niece still has to wear girl underwear. She is still biologically a girl……….so is Shiloh.

yoco August 7, 2010, 11:28 AM

Really Diane? What is your theory on why Angelina put her in dresses until she was about 3.I have personally seen pics of her in about 25 dresses from age 1-3. Goto archives to see her in dresses last time she was in a dress was Spring 2009 in LI while AJ was filming Salt. BTW her hair was long too. I would love to her your explanation of why at the age of 3 they decided to turn her into a boy.

Pragmatic Thinker August 8, 2010, 2:54 PM

It is obvious that Angelina is exploiting her child for attention. Like any other girl, Shiloh would probably emulate her mother, if her mom would leave her alone. Angelina has a history of doing weird things to get media attention (such as wearing vials of blood around her neck, etc.). Using her child in this way is just her way of seeking attention for being ‘different’.

Finally, gender IS defined by what’s between the legs and NOT between the ears. If I think I am lamp, am I really a lamp?

Me August 9, 2010, 8:23 AM

At least wear a top of some sort with the swimming trunks. She is a girl and a girl shouldn’t be in public (I’m assuming this was in public??) half naked.

Moli August 9, 2010, 2:21 PM

Me you wore shirts all the time as a toddler? She’s a baby, there is no need

tonifitz August 9, 2010, 4:51 PM

She’s just 4 … I don’t think this is unusual for a 4-year-old, she does not understand gender roles yet. Here’s my take:

Back to top >>