Angelina Jolie: Shiloh Cried Over Her Long Hair
"It's not my choice."
Angelina Jolie has decided to let her kids decide for themselves how they want to act, dress and grow-up. And her daughter Shiloh is no exception. The Salt star says in a new interview that her four year-old, who likes to dress and act like a boy, cried and begged to have her long hair cut off.
Jolie, 35, tells the UK magazine Grazia that her daughter really just wants to act like a boy and that long hair was not part of that act.
"Shiloh cried one night and said, 'Please cut my hair off. I don't want to have long hair,'" Jolie said.
"I think people think kids should be a certain way, but I feel they should wear what they feel like wearing and they should express themselves. I'm not going to leave [her hair] long because somebody thinks I should."
Jolie and her movie star husband, Brad Pitt, 46, are parents to six children, but it is little Shiloh Jolie-Pitt that has caused a bit of controversy lately over the way she is being raised. Some think it's harmful to little Shiloh to encourage her to act like the opposite sex, especially at such an early age..
But mom disagrees.
"She wants to be a boy," Jolie told Vanity Fair earlier this year. "So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything. She thinks she's one of the brothers."
"It's not my choice. I have a very strong-willed four-year-old girl, who tells me what she want to wear and I let her be who she is."
I personally think the kid is lucky to get any style options at all. When I was her age the only haircut choice I had was to have a bowl placed upside down over my head and then a trim around the edges.