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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's Daughter Shiloh Wants To Be Called 'John' From Now On?!? What An Awesome Example Of Following Your Own Truth!

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Shiloh may be a pretty name, but don't call Shiloh Jolie-Pitt that!

According to recent reports, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter wants to be referred to as "John" 24/7.

[ Related: Brad Pitt's Mother Buys Shiloh Girly Clothes! ]

Even the 8-year-old's mother once commented on her baby girl's boyish ways!

Back in 2010, the Unbroken director told Vanity Fair:

"She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything. She thinks she's one of the brothers."

Shiloh even came to the Unbroken premiere this week dressed in a suit and tie to match her brothers, Pax and Maddox!

While many would question Shiloh's behaviors, we LOVE that she's willing to go beyond conventional ideas of gender and is carving out a unique identity for herself!

And kudos to Brangelina for fostering a loving and accepting environment where she can freely express herself without judgement!

Even if Angelina doesn't win the Oscar, she and Brad have a good chance of winning "Parents of the Year."

[Image via WENN.]

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41 comments to “Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie's Daughter Shiloh Wants To Be Called 'John' From Now On?!? What An Awesome Example Of Following Your Own Truth!”

  1. js says – reply to this


    I think my only problem with this is that 'John' doesn't end with an x. Totally throws off the pattern.

  2. shutupandgetinthecar says – reply to this


    What a shame since she was going to be so pretty.

  3. Barbara says – reply to this


    Truthfully it makes me sad….not for John, but for me. Since John's birth I have looked forward to the blossoming of a stunner.

  4. 4

    Well good for them to embrace her feelings. She will be gorgeous no matter what.

  5. bnietzsche says – reply to this


    Re: shutupandgetinthecar – She is still a very beautiful girl. It's great that her parents let her decide who she wants to be. Love Brad & Angie

  6. Marisa Beatriz says – reply to this


    I grew up with lots of tomboys whose parents let them dress like boys so I think that's fine. The only thing I take issue with is the fact that Shiloh was a typically male name before the Jolie-Pitts used it. She already had a boys name! So why does she want to change it? Funny enough Jon is her grandpa Jon Voights name, does she want to be more like grandpa?

  7. Anonymous says – reply to this


    Poor Shiloh: did her/his parents ever hear of identity crisis…I hope she's in psychoanalysis.

  8. 8

    NO it is not an example. It can be an example if it was HER choice at 2 months old when HER MOM decided to dress her as a BOY since a baby. ITS ANGELINAS fault and DECISION, NOT Shiloh's. EXCUSE ME

    Im proud of my friends at LGBT BUT when its a persons choice ..NOT and induce 1.

  9. 9

    Indeed worthy of the "Parents of the Year" award! Shiloh is super pretty and glad that her parents are loving enough to support her all the way.

    " Check out FakeABaby "

  10. SmileBiteMe says – reply to this


    Anonymous, gender dysphoria is no longer considered a 'disorder' according to the DSM. Also, most kids outgrow it, regardless of what the adults theorize is appropriate. The only absurdity here is Perez's idiotic use of the phrase "your own truth."

  11. 11

    I'm glad they're so accepting of their child's identity. I wish all people could do that. At least Shiloh (or John) gets to grow up knowing that her parents are supportive of her decisions.

  12. Sigh says – reply to this


    Parents of the year for letting their daughter change her name to John? That's the equivalent of Angelina being called a "hero" for having a surgery? Goodness… what's the world coming to :/

  13. MichJB says – reply to this


    There have always been tomboys. Some just outgrow it as a phase, some suppress their feelings and some make changes to conform to how they feel. Glad her parents are willing to let Shiloh express herself.

  14. Amen says – reply to this


    That is a Sin! May God have mercy on me! and on you..

  15. Carl says – reply to this


    It's strange and interesting that this disorder seems to happen a lot in celebrity families. Shiloh was born a girl and is a girl. Her dysfunctional parents should be held accountable

  16. Winterbabie says – reply to this


    I think it's awesome that they're allowing the child to be who they know who they are meant to be. As for the person who said they were hoping to see a stunner. Have you not seen a stunning looking man?? STFU

  17. ahhuh says – reply to this


    Re: Carl – It has nothing to do with a dysfunctional family. There just letting her be who she is. She may be transgender or she may be a tomboy,hell maybe she just likes the name john, At least they are letting her choose what she wants.

  18. Jillian says – reply to this


    Re: Barbara – He is absolutely beautiful, being male doesn't change that.

  19. Janell says – reply to this


    As long as "John" is happy and has the love and support of her family she'll be fine

  20. Me says – reply to this


    Please. They have tried to make this child a boy since the day she was born.

  21. char says – reply to this


    Are all parents afraid to use the word "NO" to their kids now!!!!!!!! Children should be raised, not let the children raise them. Children need to be guided through life by their parents, not given free will!!!!!!!

  22. 22

    Re: char – Thank you, I was about to raise the same point.
    I was a tomboy growing up, mainly because I had no female friends to play with but I out grew it in my teens.
    They are wrong for letting her do this and for letting their kids control them, period.

  23. Chinchillamagic says – reply to this


    Oh for heaven's sake. She's 8 years old. She shouldn't get to decide crap at that age because 8-year olds barely know their ass from their elbow. This is ridiculous, but these parents must love that they can get another headline out of their offspring. Their entire family is one big publicity stunt.

  24. MuppetMolly says – reply to this


    Re: Marisa Beatriz – Never met a boy named Shiloh. Plenty of girls, though.

  25. MuppetMolly says – reply to this


    Re: Chinchillamagic – They've been calling this eight year old John since he they were three. Five years… yeah, it's probably nothing. Probably just letting their kid control them
    OR! Maybe just maybe they're accepting their child's sense of self as apposed to repressing it. I know far too many transgender people who led deeply unhappy teenage years because they never had the opportunity to properly be themselves in their younger years.
    Good on Brad and Angie. Maybe John IS going through a phase, but if he's not, he's off to a good start becoming the person he's meant to be.

  26. Blu says – reply to this



  27. jules says – reply to this


    so why are we still referring to him as 'her'?

  28. AJ says – reply to this


    I think the "John" thing is over the top. Let her dress like a boy, be who she is, etc but calling her John is ridiculous. Her name is Shiloh. These "be who you want and what you want" parents are causing society to go insane. If she wanted to be a dog would they put her on a leash and call her Fido?

  29. A. says – reply to this


    Shiloh needs a SPANKING bad.

  30. Anonymous says – reply to this


    You do realize that story is from 2008 don't you Perez?

    Brad told it on Oprah in 2008. It was a Peter Pan thing.

    Why it's being brought up again, six years later, like it's still a thing.

    Slow news day?

    Shame on you, Perez. You're supposed to be on top of things and your more than 6 years late and more than a dollar short on this one.

  31. lola says – reply to this


    She was THREE years old when she wanted to be called "John", and Brad said that was because she had just watched Peter Pan and was obsessed with the movie.

  32. Grey says – reply to this


    I believe this is more than a phase for her. She has acted and dressed decidedly boyish since she was tiny. I guess you can't force a person to become something they feel they are not. Only time will tell. Shiloh is NOT a name for only boys. (as a previous commenter posted) it is also a Girl's name. Look it up. I THINK there is a difference here, than just a little girl being a 'tom boy'. She's lucky she has liberal parents who accept her individuality. It would break many others hearts and they could not accept it.

  33. Grey says – reply to this


    Re: Sigh – I agree. I never understood the press calling Angelina a 'hero' when she had her double mastectomy. Thousands of women go through it every day. Most times it's a NECESSITY, not a brave move. Yes, it scary! I am a breast cancer survivor myself. You do what you have to do, in order to save your own life.

  34. Scrooge says – reply to this


    Our society is so screwed up. A little girl can sense the crackpot liberal nonsense that pervades our society, to the point that she thinks she's supposed to deny her gender. She doesn't know what she's doing, she's just a reflection of the liberal mental illness that is swirling all around us like turds in a toilet bowl. This little girl thought "Hey I can get attention and sympathy and attention by trying to be the gender I'm not. Isn't this fun? What a fun game the adults in my world play all the time!" Liberals are children who never matured mentally and to this child, she's just having fun. Liberals started out that way, but took childish attitudes into adulthood and pretended they are reality.

  35. frelnc says – reply to this


    Re: Anonymous – Boy's name? You mean like Sam, Joey, Tracey, Tommi, Kelly, Micky? My nickname growing up was Pete. My name is Mary Kay. Never affected my sexuality.

  36. Calm down! says – reply to this


    This is being blown out of proportion. I was a super tomboy growing up and played sports and now I'm the most feminine girly-girl out there. It was just a phase and it ended around sophomore year in hs when I got a boyfriend. Why is everyone assuming she's trans? Jeeze

  37. Hannah says – reply to this


    Re: Anonymous – have you ever heard of a transgender? He's not crazy, if he honestly feels like he is a boy then they're doing a good thing for him.

  38. Hannah says – reply to this


    Re: Amen – what exactly about this is "sin"? I really hope you're joking.

  39. JustWannaSay says – reply to this


    I just wanna say that if he wants to recognize as a boy then please use the correct pronouns. All I see whenever I read articles about this is people using girl pronouns when John is saying she thinks she is a boy. You can at least give them some respect in that aspect.

  40. Sarah says – reply to this


    Re: CarlRe: Carl

    Go educate yourself

  41. Jane says – reply to this


    Re: Calm down!

    I highly doubt this is a phase I mean look at her mannerisms,and I have a strong feeling she won't be into boys