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Really is interesting that this seems to afflict the children of so many celebrities. And conveniently too.

Dwayne Wade for example, is a known serial cheater and his wife Gabrielle Union was catching quite a bit of heat for not only looking the other way when he cheats, but for saying nothing when photographed with her husband's teammates clearly in the process of cheating on their girlfriends and wives. Not very girl power.

But one trans kid later, and all is forgiven. Some parents would just accept their effeminate son the way he is or maybe realize he might grow up to be gay and help him through that, but having a gay kid is so 2005. That won't get you on the cover of People Magazine anymore.

Side note: Remember when TRAs got super pissy because the story about Brad and Angelina's daughter being trans was wrong, and her parents were actually just treating her as a young, gender non-conforming girl? That was one of the moments I realized how anti-GNC trans activism really is.

Actually there’s been some recent press about Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and how she is now presenting as much more feminine. She’s grown her hair out and wears more gender-conforming clothing than she has in the past. She just turned 15, and I just found that all to be very interesting…it seems like a lot of kids are “transitioning” at 12 and 13, or even younger if they are GNC, only to decide to detransion as they mature and exit puberty. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is a great example of why transitioning should not be pushed onto children.

I just looked up the pictures and not only are they making a big deal about her having long hair but they're also calling her a "LGBT icon"?! Why are they so worried about a child's sexual orientation or gender identity?

LGBT is supposed to mean something. Why are they trying to make every single deviation from traditionally masculine male and traditionally girly female into a minority? This is literally the opposite of progress!

I think it’s taking its toll. My daughter is 13 and it seems like everyone in her friend group identifies as gay or bi. I’ve heard other parents describe the same about their kids, especially their daughters. It’s “cool” to be LGBT nowadays, but it’s almost like it isn’t cool enough to simply be gay or bi now that homosexuality is more accepted in our society - now they have to push the envelope and identify as “queer” or enby or trans. If kids nowadays are truly gay or bi, that’s perfectly fine, but I feel like teenagers especially are simply “trying on” the LGBT alphabet and using it as some sort of weird status symbol. I realize that it’s partially just a normal part of exploring identity during adolescence, but I also feel like it kind of negates the experiences of so many people I knew growing up (even just 10 or 15 years ago) who really struggled with their sexuality and coming out.

LGBT is supposed to mean something. Why are they trying to make every single deviation from traditionally masculine male and traditionally girly female into a minority? This is literally the opposite of progress!

By woke standards, anyone who isn't a walking gender stereotype 24/7 is LGBT/Queer. Which means 99% of the population is technically LGBT. Its ridiculous!

I think her parents did just the right thing. She's an example of how it should be

My friend did this with her son. He was a very campy 3-7 year old. He loved to wear dresses, paint his nails, wore "makeup." Elsa was his favorite thing in the world. He wore her dress in public and had an Elsa birthday party several years. She let him do his thing. As he gets closer to puberty, he has lost some interest in stereotypical girly things and he's drifting more toward his older brother's interests. But he stills like certain "girly" things. My friend never made a deal about it. Hell, she supports his GNC ways. He's a happy healthy mentally well almost 8 year old. I'm so glad she didn't trans him.

I think her parents bear some responsibility in all of the scrutiny she has received over this. I think Brad was the one who publicly revealed she wanted to be called John and they've been known to do paparazzi shots with the kids.