Over the summer the tabloid magazine Life & Style slapped Angelina Jolie’s daughter Shiloh on the cover with the headline “Why Is Angelina Turning Shiloh Into A Boy?” The reaction was swift: A stylist who gave a quote to the magazine claims her words were twisted and GLAAD got all upset. Then Angelina herself spoke publicly about her daughter’s gender expression and said she had no problem with how Shiloh chose to dress, act, or what toys she played with. But now Life & Style is back, saying Shiloh is being forced into her tomboy ways. Ugh.
Shiloh, 4, is a prisoner to her mother’s way of dressing her, claim “insiders.”
While Angelina Jolie has always insisted she has nothing to do with daughter Shiloh’s controversial boyish behavior, insiders close to the family tell Life & Style that Angelina’s actually the one dressing Shiloh like a tomboy. “She’s been dressing Shiloh in her older brother Maddox’s hand-me-downs, including making her wear boys’ boxer shorts, for years,” the insider tells Life & Style.
“It definitely doesn’t look like she dressed herself,” Children’s stylist Zoey Washington tells Life & Style, referring to Shiloh’s trendy ensemble on Sept. 14 at LAX–an Old Navy Pique Polo boys’ top, shorts brother Maddox wore in 2007 and unlaced combat boots. “Maybe her mom had her stylist throw the look together.”
“Angelina has an idea that each child should have a specific personality that she picked out for them practically at birth,” the insider says. “She’s the tomboy.” In fact, she even gave her daughter a boy’s name. Of Hebrew origin, Shiloh has meanings including “his gift” and “he who is to be sent” and is traditionally used for boys. And she’s come to prefer boys’ names: Shiloh asks to be called John or Peter, Brad once revealed. And a second insider tells Life & Style she’s added the name Gregory to her list.
Oh please. Even Suri Cruise, the epitome of lady-like toddler dress, does not actually pick out all of her own clothes. But she, like any child, knows what she likes to wear. And Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, if she is not some zombie creature bestowed upon the earth by the celebrity-making power of Xenu, is likely the same way.
For what it’s worth, Life & Style is a magazine headed up by a newly married gay man.
The cover from the summer: