Would You Let Your Daughter Dress Like A Boy?

Now that the peanut gallery has run out of things to say about 3-year-old Suri Cruise wearing kitten heels, they’ve turned their attention to fellow celeb daughter, 3-year-old Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and her preference for tomboy clothes. Shiloh, you see, is allowed to pick out her own outfits, and the little girl favors bowler hats and ties over the dresses and pretty sandals. This, if the public outcry is any indication, means little Shiloh could grow up to be, gasp, gay! Or! Perhaps she’ll even turn into a guy just like Chastity Bono, another daughter of a celebrity couple, recently did. Or, maybe, she’ll outgrown her phase eventually and become a healthy young woman who makes choices based on what she wants, not what society tells her is “appropriate.”

In an article on their site, US Magazine quoted some experts who said there’s nothing wrong with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie letting their daughter dress herself. “It’s quite healthy, as she is learning to make choices and think independently,” says Manhattan psychotherapist and newspaper columnist Jonathan Alpert. But not so fast, Mr. Alpert! The public isn’t so sure this “thinking independently” is such a good thing. After the jump, check out some of the crazier comments the article on Us Magazine received.“shiloh is far from normal, wearing ugly clothes doesn’t make you normal, seeing that all of her siblings are dressed better then she is, is not normal.”

“there is a need for concern when a person/child goes from loving baby dolls and pink to wearing boy clothes and covering with multi layer. when she wears a hat/cap covering her head EVERY time she is in public … makes one wonder what happen?”

“She’s going to grow up to be Chaz Bono haha”

“It’s no secret that [Angelina] Jolie said she prefers her adopted kids over her natural ones. She dresses Shiloh this way, probably because she also prefers gays to guys also. It appears she wants Shiloh to be gay, and probably also enjoys ticking off her in-laws.”

“i see a cute butch kid. who may grow up to be gay or not. but it’s quite telling at this young age that she identifies with being a boy not a girl.”

“she’ll probably be gay like her freakish mother.”

So, what do you think about it, readers? Would you let your daughter dress like a tomboy, or do you think it’s important all little girls wear pink and ruffles and look like dolls? [via USMagazine]