If you check your trending topics on Twitter right this second, chances are that Willow Smith is still one of the top mentions. Apparently, pink hair isn’t the only out-there style Willow’s been rocking lately… except, unlike her changed ‘do, this one’s causing a bit of an uproar.
Just this weekend, the “Whip My Hair” singer posted a picture of her and a friend with matching silver rings; her friend is depicted with the shiny bling in her chin, while Willow showed one inside her mouth on her tongue. Without an explanation declaring whether it was authentic or not, the controversy began. Here were some of the responses:
— mason (@omgitismason) June 25, 2012
— Poochie (@ItsVee_) June 25, 2012
— tierney bricker (@tbrick2) June 25, 2012
So is Willow’s new stud the real deal or not so much? According to Bobbie DeBarge, the other girl in the photo, the answer is… NO! Not too long after the debate began, she Instagrammed a similar photo along with this caption:
“#fake #dontjudge #justhavingfun”
However, it wouldn’t have been such a shock to see the young star flaunting what seems to be inappropriate fashions for a tween. Last month, Willow’s dad Will Smith told Parade magazine, “When you have a little girl, it’s like, how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world… She has got to have command of her body… She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”
Would your parents ever give you permission to get a tongue piercing? Would it be such a big deal if Willow’s was real, or is it not such a big deal? And how young is too young to get one?