Jolie Defends Tomboy Shiloh

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July 12, 2010 | 11:00am EST

Angelina Jolie insists there’s nothing wrong with her daughter Shiloh’s tomboy appearance, insisting the youngster’s fashion choices are “fascinating”.

Jolie reveals she encourages the four year old to pick out her own clothing, which often includes men’s neckties and sporty shoes.

And the actress is adamant she would never coerce Shiloh, who has a cropped hairstyle, into wearing a feminine outfit she wasn’t comfortable in.

Jolie tells Reuters, “I think she (Shiloh) is fascinating, the choices she is making. And I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting.

“Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth.

“Society always has something to learn when it comes to the way we judge each other, label each other. We have far to go.”

Jolie is raising three adopted kids and three biological children with her partner Brad Pitt.