In a naked Instagram controversy involving a minor, Will Smith’s daughter Willow, may have inadvertently posted a topless photo on her social media account.
Did “Whip My Hair” singer Willow Smith just upload a topless photo on her Instagram account?
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s 14-year-old daughter is a precocious child, but just how precocious she is can be judged by what appears to be an inappropriately topless image of herself on her social media account on Instagram.
Did she or didn’t she?
The photo went viral just as soon as it was uploaded, and many Instagram users were instantly aghast that a 14-year-old would attempt to get this kind of attention in an extremely controversial manner.
The negative stir the so-called topless images caused was undeserved, however. Willow Smith was simply wearing a very graphic long-sleeved flowered tee that featured breasts in front.
The top depicts a woman’s naked body, nipples and all, making the young artist appear bare from the waist up. Perhaps Willow was merely expressing her wish to join the #FreeTheNipple campaign, among whose number “Girls” actress Lena Dunham and comedienne Chelsea Handler belong.
There exists a long line of female celebrities who are protesting Instagram’s policy against female topless photos vis-a-vis shirtless males, images of which aren’t taken down. Miley Cyrus, Scout Willis, and her sister, Rumer Willis, are part of the #FreeTheNipple protest with their numerous NSFW social media images and fundraising events to support the campaign.
Still, should a 14-year-old girl wear such a graphic piece of clothing in public? Should her parents be blamed for her sartorial choices?
This isn’t the first time Willow’s courted controversy. Last year, at the age of 13, she came under fire for a photo shoot of her and a shirtless 20-year-old “Hannah Montana” actor, Moises Arias in bed.
Willow’s mom, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, fired a defense against her daughter’s critics.
“Just don’t pollute something that’s not dirty,” Pinkett-Smith said in an interview with Net-a-Porter. “I want my kids to be happy and I want them to be themselves. I was saying to a friend the other day, ‘Remember, our kids are not us.’ They’re not. Sometimes we’re trying to fix things that happened to us or projecting [onto them], and that’s a terrible, terrible trap.”
Should Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith reel their daughter in before it’s too late? Think on that while you watch this:
That’s the latest on Willow Smith’s Instagram antics. Stay tuned for more gossip and celebrity news here at Movie News Guide (MNG).
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