Brad Pitt Is Allegedly Upset That Shiloh Has Dropped His Last Name

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s 18-year-old daughter, Shiloh, has decided to drop Pitt from her last name, and Pitt is not impressed. Shiloh filed the paperwork to change her legal name from Shiloh Jolie-Pitt to Shiloh Jolie on her 18th birthday. It’s not clear whether or not Brad was informed of this beforehand, but the news allegedly hasn’t been easy for Pitt to process.

Brad Pitt Is Upset

Brad Pitt is said to be very upset that Shiloh decided to drop his last name. A source claimed that he’s been having a hard time dealing with the “loss” of his children and that the day she was born was one of his most joyous days.

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Sources say that Brad Pitt is still happy in his relationship with Ines de Ramon, but that the distance from his children pains him greatly. He misses his six children and the divorce from Jolie has been incredibly hard for everyone.

Why Shiloh Did It

It is unclear why Shiloh decided to distance herself from Brad Pitt, as she has not come forward yet with a reason. Some speculate that it could be related to the headline-grabbing accusations that Jolie made against Pitt after he refused to allow her to sell her part of their jointly owned Italian winery without signing an NDA order.

In 2016, Jolie decided to sell her shares of Château Miraval, however, this ceased when Brad Pitt asked her to sign an NDA that would have contractually prohibited her from speaking outside of court about Pitt’s physical and emotional abuse of the children and her.

Jolie’s Accusations Against Pitt

Jolie filed a complaint stating that Pitt was physically and verbally abusive while the whole family was traveling from France to California.

She stated that Pitt harmed two of the children, after which he grabbed Jolie by the head and shook her. This has yet to be confirmed by any of the children.

The Grim and Gritty Reality of the Real Pirates of the Caribbean

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Thousands took to the sea to seek fame and fortune during the golden age of piracy. And while you may be picturing the likes of Jack Sparrow or Elizabeth Swann, real-life pirates were nothing like the stories. So what exactly were they like?

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean

The book offers a comprehensive biography that shaped perceptions of pirates, and it was first sold in 1724. Captain Charles Johnson authored the book, but his true identity remains uncertain. Johnson is suspected to be a pseudonym for Daniel Defoe or Nathaniel Mist.

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The book was a bestseller and introduced pirates like Henry Avery, Blackbeard, and Anne Bonny, figures who inspired many hits, including The Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise. Most of the events in the book and the tales from the golden age of piracy that people think are facts are fictional.

Pirate Cliches Are Just That

Most pirate cliches, like buried treasures, inebriated pirates, and walking the plank were invented by Robert Louis Stevenson for the 1883 novel Treasure Island. But what were the real pirates of the Caribbean actually like? Were they terrorists or revolutionaries?

As with most things, the truth is somewhere in between. Around 4,000 pirates were plundering the sea during the golden age of piracy, and early pirates sailed between western India and the Red Sea in the 1690s. They later turned to Spanish and European shipping routes in the Caribbean.

Peak of Pirate Mayhem

The peaking point of pirate mayhem was around 1720. At that time, about 32 ships with pirate crews were active in the Caribbean at any given time. There were pirates from all age groups, from 14 to 50, but most were in their 20s. Most were also English, and about a quarter were Americans.

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Unlike Hollywood’s stories, pirates were men of the sea, not aristocrats avenging their lost honor. Pirate crews were diverse, with men from all walks of life, but most were from the merchant shipping industry or sailors in the Royal Navy. The life of crushing labor, harsh discipline, and poor food they were given was probably what made them choose the pirate life.

Most Pirates Had Unhappy Fates

The unifying idea for all pirates was the dream of fortune and wealth. A pirate could earn the salary of a sailor a hundred or thousandfold. There were also cases of astronomical plunder, but pirates often spent their wealth unwisely and squandered it as quickly as they gained it.

The golden age of piracy ended when many pirates were hanged while others were killed in battles. One myth of that age that is somewhat true was that there was some egalitarian order among some crews. Pirates signed articles to control life at sea, and everyone could vote while getting a fair share of the spoils. In the end, piracy was more a short act of defiance.