The news of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt?s first biological child Shiloh being a transgender is definitely a cause of concern for the couple though nothing has been confirmed as yet.
According to a report by Radar Online, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?s five children are coping well with their sibling?s gender identity issues, as the parents work to protect their daughter from being teased.
Someone close to the family has revealed to Radar that as Shiloh, 9, continues to dress in boys clothing, ?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.?
Movie Pilot??reports that in 2010, Angelina Jolie was interviewed by Vanity Fair, and had this to say about her eldest daughter, and her choice of gender identification, ?She likes to dress like a boy. 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.?
While Pitt who appeared on Oprah Winfry?s show spoke about the same and said, ?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.’ And then I’ll say, ‘John, would you like some orange juice?’ And she goes, ‘No!’
However, the two parents are now consulting a professional to help their other kids deal with Shiloh’s gender identity issue. After seeking out advice from a transgender expert, the couple were told to just allow the child to dress however she wanted. This has been an opportunity for fun in the family, because Vivienne and Zahara love to dress up in their mother’s clothes. The kids are constantly putting on plays for their parents, and Shiloh often directs with Pax,” says a report by?Christian Post.
As of now, we may not know the truth but it?s absolutely commendable on Brad and Angelina?s part to be supportive to their kid and set an example for others too.