Willow Smith is only 14 years old, yet completely comfortable with showing some skin on social media. Yesterday, Will and Jada Smith’s daughter posted a picture of herself with quite a risqué top on. You can see nipples, but they aren’t Willow’s.
While some may be surprised at the youngster’s bold post, the “Whip My Hair” singer has been edgy for some time. Last year, the then 13-year-old candidly posed in bed with 20-year-old Moises Aria – the photo was posted on Tumblr.
Willow received a heavy amount of backlash for being sexualized at such a young age. Her mom, Jada, quickly came to her defense though in an interview with Net-a-Porter.
“Just don’t pollute something that’s not dirty,” Smith said regarding her daughter’s provocative pic. “It’s really tough. I feel like the connection to the value of women on a bigger scale has decreased tremendously. Even though you look and go, ‘Women have so many opportunities,’ it’s like, ‘Yeah, but at what cost?’
Smith continued, “Are women valued for being women, or are women valued when they have more masculine qualities? Men and women encompass both female and masculine energies, but it seems like when the feminine is present, it’s not respected.”
Willow is added onto the long list of celebrities who wish to “Free the nipple” on Instagram. Chelsea Handler, Miley Cyrus, Jaime King, Scout and Rumer Willis are just a few of the famous women who have had their topless photos removed by the photo-sharing app.
Their social media campaign is supposedly to end the “sexist” practices of Instagram.
In regard to Instagram’s rules of posting nudity on their application, it seems like Willow Smith has found a loophole.