Slow clap for Angelina Jolie in not only allowing her little girl, Shiloh, to believe she is a boy but for also making her feel like an outcast due to her blonde hair and blue eyes.
How can a mother look at her child and call her an outcast for having the biological attributes that you and her father gave her? Simply because she does not look like Jolie’s other adopted children from other countries. Of course Shiloh isn’t going to look like them!
Shiloh should not be shamed for how she looks, just because she doesn’t look foreign. Although, they did ensure that she as born in another country to make sure she would be a different nationality.
In 2008, Brad Pitt talked about the child during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, telling her that Shiloh only responded to the name John or Peter. Shiloh was born on 27 May in 2006 in Swakopmund, Namibia. His parents reserved the entire wing of a hospital and programmed the cesarean so that Shiloh could have Namibian – and not US – nationality.
This is an older article from Daily Mail, but I think it is important to realize how people are treating their children, because those children grow up and then we wonder why they act the way they do. Reasons like this are why.
Daily Mail reported:
The actress – who has adopted three other children from around the world – said in a revealing interview, that her only biological child, fathered by actor Brad Pitt, is the odd one out because of her bright blonde hair.
Jolie and and Brad Pitt also adopted Maddox from Cambodia, Pax Thien from Vietnam, and Zahara from Ethiopia.
[The] Beowulf star explained Shiloh’s resemblance to her father which set her apart from her siblings.
Angelina told Look magazine: “She looks like Brad. It’s funny because she’s almost going to be the outcast in the family because she’s blonde and blue-eyed.”
Jolie also admitted she would have been happy not to have a biological child.
But she changed her mind after seeing Brad with Zahara and Maddox after bringing her to the U.S. from Ethiopia.
She said: “I saw Brad with her and Maddox, and I realised how much he loved them – and how a biological child would not in any way be a threat.”
The actress said she felt a deep connection to her adopted children because of the pain they had endured in their young lives.
She added: “I felt so much more for Madd, Zahara and Pax because they were survivors.
“Shiloh seemed so privileged from the moment she was born.
“But I’m conscious that I have to make sure I don’t ignore her needs, just because I think the others are more vulnerable.”
It’s as if she has resented her her blue eyed, blonde haired baby girl since birth. She feels as if Shiloh has been privileged her entire life. Perhaps that’s why Shiloh is “allowed” (or convinced) to dress like a boy and act as if she is transgendered. Maybe that’s Jolie’s way of implementing some kind of diversity to make Shiloh seem less like an “outcast.”
In fact, 11-year-old Shiloh is about to start hormone treatments to stop female hormones from being produced so that she can start turning into a boy.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s first biological child has embarked on hormone treatment to block the development of female sexual characteristics according to a report by AFP. Shiloh is 11 but has known since he was four that the gender assigned to him at birth is not the one he identifies with.
The family is also reportedly open to the possibility that Shiloh may undergo sex-change surgery in the future.
Shiloh has been very clear about his feelings from a very young age. And his parents have always publicly supported his transsexuality. In a 2010 interview with Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie explained that Shiloh liked to dress as a boy and that this wasn’t a problem for her or Brad.
Sounds to me like they have confused this poor child into believe things about herself that simply aren’t true, in order to set her apart.
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