Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s daughter, Shiloh, likes to dress like a boy and she enjoys playing with her brothers. The 9-year-old seems to be identifying herself as a male. There have been reports that the couple also paid a visit to a consultant for Shiloh’s “gender issues”.
“She only wants to be called John. John or Peter. So it’s a Peter Pan thing. So we’ve got to call her John. Shi, do you want … – John. I’m John.” Bard Pitt told Oprah Winfrey in an interview, notes Movie News Guide.
During her public appearances, Shiloh has always been caught dressing similar to her brothers. She likes wearing a suit and a tie instead of being girly and wearing dresses.
Although the couple has been famous for spending quality time with their children but they haven’t been able to influence little Shiloh who seems to be headstrong.
The pair is worried about their daughter being bullied because of her gender identity.
“Brad and Angie have been doing everything possible to protect her from being bullied by her peers and outsiders. They have also been gently setting the tone for how their five other children interact with Shiloh,” a source told Radar Online.
“After seeking out professional advice on how to help Shiloh, Brad and Angelina were told to let her dress however she wanted,” the source added.
Brad and Angelina have both been very understanding and accepting towards Shiloh’s choices. The duo have never been seen forcing her to dress like a girl. The couple have been focusing on her by giving her time and working on her improvement. There have been reports that they are taking help from their eldest son, Maddox, in understanding Shiloh.
But Brad and Angie differ in their opinion relating to their daughter, while Brad feels it’s just a tomboy phase and an effect of being surrounded by her brothers, Angelina feels she has some “gender issues”.
“Angelina Jolie has never used male pronouns when referring to Shiloh, and she’s never called her daughter John during interviews. It’s been seven years since Angelina told the John anecdote that sparked the transgender rumors,” reports The Inquisitr.
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