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The Stylist Who Called Shiloh Jolie-Pitt a Boy Never Meant to Insult Cross-Dressing Kids

SOUNDBITES — “I have lost sleep these past 2 nights due to the horrible thoughts and comments they included and attributed to me in this particular story for Life & Style, as they were taken completely out of context. They use me often for style quotes, so I had no idea they would twist my words, and they always contact me for final approval, which they did not do this time around. … My career has been all about personal expression through clothing, and I am the biggest believer that any person should wear anything they choose, regardless of age or sex. The quote I did provide to Life & Style actually praised Shiloh’s parents for letting her be who she wants to be, and included that she has two cool older brothers who she is probably trying to emulate, and that she looks up to, and that there is NOTHING at all wrong with it … quite the opposite. I was hoping it would influence other parents to let their children do the same. Again, I am sorry that my words were misinterpreted, and please be assured that I would never say anything bad about any person, especially a child. … Really, I am in tears right now because this just makes me sick. … Many of my friends in life & at work are in fact lesbian, gay & transgendered, and that is why this is most upsetting to me. They can vouch that I would NEVER say such things. It’s just not the person I am. ” —Stylist Alana Kelen denouncing the quote (“Shiloh is pushing the boundaries of a tomboy look and crossing over to cross-dresser territory”) used by Life & Style to derogatorily call Brad and Angelina’s daughter Shiloh a man-girl (via)

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On:           Mar 5, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • ktbisl32
      ktbisl32

      I saw that headline and cannot say how angry I was. I dressed like that when I was younger and am kind of going back to a transish, blurred gender style now. I can’t imagine this poor kid getting made fun of by a media outlet for this. If I were her parent, I’d demand a personal apology from the magazine. It’s cruel to treat a kid this way. This article offers a look at a constantly reinforced mentality of gender stereotypes that just makes me ill. The publishers, or writer if it was actually her fault, should be ashamed of themselves.

      Mar 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tvmuffin
      tvmuffin

      No, she’s turning her into a lil mini hipster.

      Mar 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pazmateo
      Pazmateo

      I can’t believe anyone would think a fashion stylist would be trans/homophobic. She’s a fucking stylist. She probably has more gay friends than most people can dream of. That’s like Katt Williams talking shit about weed…

      Mar 6, 2010 at 1:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh
      Josh

      She’s a friggen THREE YEAR OLD!
      Wooever pitched this idea should be tasered, straight up! And how embarrassing for the stylist to have her words played with like that. You know people at Life & Style are real journalists when they go after a little kid because they have nothing better to do. Seriously, this makes me sick. Go after celebs if you must, but again this is a child. Idiots.

      Mar 6, 2010 at 1:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      That kid has more to worry about than tranny gossip. She’s stuck with her mother’s lips. Angelina’s a beautiful woman, but those lips give me nightmares.

      Mar 7, 2010 at 1:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      BIg Effing Deal. The kid is not going to be hurt by this. She does look like a boy. I guess we should b do a crothch check on evrybogy before using any pronouns./ If this gets people outrage, then they are seriously sad individuals.

      Mar 7, 2010 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • axos
      axos

      The magazine should apologize to Shiloh, her parents, the stylist and all its readers. It’s plain stupid to even hint a kid could be harmed by wearing pants and a shirt. What does the magazine want to do, scare everyone to wear only stereotypical clothes?

      Mar 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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