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Angelina Jolie: Shiloh Cried Over Her Long Hair

In Celebs by , on Friday, August 06, 2010, 10:00 AM (PDT)
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"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.

Read: Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Shiloh's Tomboy Tendencies

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.

Read: Is Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's Tomboy Display Harmful?

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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.

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Comments (3)
Posted By kbsnwback (3 years ago)
I remember going through that tomboy stage, but not to that extreme...
 
Posted By Diane (3 years ago)
IIn Shiloh's 4 yr old maturity, apparently she thinks that she can BE a boy just by dressing like one. Apparently Brad and Angelina are not thinking this through as well. They said Shiloh cried because she did not want long hair. What if she cries because she wants a penis? What if she cries because she doesn't like her breasts in a few years? Shiloh cannot be a boy just for the asking. This child needs psychological counseling NOW before she is completely confused. If she wants to dress like a boy, let her wear GIRL's clothes that are tomboyish, but not boy's clothes because she is NOT a boy. I am also appalled that they would allow her to wear boy's swim trunks and not cover her breasts. She should be told that little girls must cover their top when they are in public or around other boys ( including her brothers). I say to Angelina and Brad: "You are not letting her be "who she is" by dressing in boy's clothes. Who she is, is a girl. You cannot change that with clothes alone..
 
Posted By Zoe (3 years ago)
She's just a kid! Her parents just happen to be famous. I don't see what the big deal is. Lots of girls are tomboys growing up. She's lucky to have parents who let her express herself. I myself was the girlie one and my little sister was the tomboy. She liked playing boys games, liked her hair short and wasn't into 'girlie' things. My parents never made a fuss over it and just figured it was best to let us do our thing. Both of us grew up to be normal, healthy women and we both have boyfriends now. She still hates pink, only wears makeup when she has to and isn't a girly girl. I am the total opposite style-wise. My sister is also gorgeous, blonde and doesn't NEED makeup to make her beautiful. Actually Shiloh looks a lot like my little sister did at that age. Shiloh is ADORABLE no matter what she chooses to wear. This is the year 2010, not 1900 and it is perfectly OK for a girl to have short hair! Women today run, swim, go to the gym and play sports. For some women and girls long hair is easier to take care of and just saves time. I think the media is making WAY too big a deal of this story!
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