From Shiloh to Suri: Why Do We Dress Our Kids The Way We Do?
Yes, celebrities often dress their kids like mini-mes. Let’s face it: So do we!
-April Daniels Hussar
Just a few weeks ago, 3-year-old Suri Cruise came in for more than her fair share of criticism for wearing high heels and girlie dresses. But now we have a new Hollywood kid to trash: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, the cherubic, three-and-a-half-year-old offspring of Hollywood uber parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Recently there was a to-do about Shiloh and her propensity to appear dressed in “boy clothes.” The website HollywoodLife.com ran an article with a giant pink headline, “Do Brad & Angelina Want To Turn Shiloh Into A Boy?”
The article points out that Shiloh is almost always photographed wearing boy clothes – like her mini-Brad fedora, camouflage pants and a hat with a skull and crossbones. Dr. David Eigen, a psychologist, says all this “cross-dressing” is indeed bad for little Shiloh. “She is being guided into a bisexual role,” he tells the website. “Her mother is projecting this onto this particular child — she has chosen her as her favorite.”
Urgh. All I can say is thank God I’m not a movie star who has my parenting analyzed by publicity-minded shrinks I’ve never even met.