Children should be able to express themselves and find their path in life, but where do we draw the line?
On Jan. 9, Willow Smith posted a picture of herself in the typical “working woman” pose on a stripper pole in Las Vegas, better known as Sin City. Where were her parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith?
Opinions have swirled about Willow’s preternatural maturity since the 11-year-old pop star’s first single, “Whip My Hair,” dropped. Whether it’s her looks, “grown” personality, or her mimicking older pop comrades’ quirks, the public worries that our little Willow is growing up too fast.
So a few years from now, whether she’s still holding onto that pole, or she’s made her way into the presidential polls, who will get the blame or the gratitude? Her parents? Her entertainment industry acquaintances who promote questionable behavior? What makes Willow different from the rest of our youth watching these same things on their computer screens and televisions?
Take a look at the many styles of 11-year-old Willow.