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Willow Smith: Keeping It In The Family?

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For as long as we can remember, Will Smith has been a part of our entertainment culture. We grew up watching him act on the big screen and danced with his music when “Switch” hit the radio stations. In recent years his son, Jayden, debuted in “The Pursuit of Happiness” and this year in “The Karate Kid”. With the fame of the entire Smith family building, it would be logical to assume that his daughter Willow was next.

With her debut single “I Whip My Hair” coming out this month she has made quite the splash in the entertainment scene. Sure, its cute. She has a seemingly impressive singing voice and the dance moves to accompany her singing. However, does the fact that she’s nine years old matter at all? Miley Cyrus is continually catching nasty press and negative comments on her videos and images that appear to be “too sexy” for someone her age. Although this may be the case, what does that mean for 9 year old Willow? In her video she appears in more adult style clothing with jewels on her face and outrageous hair styles. Is there a line that is drawn that differentiates between cute and too much? If so, where is that line?

The song, catchy and repetitive as it is, will probably be the beginning of some sort of career for Will Smith’s daughter. However, are we to expect that as she grows up she will continue to follow in the footsteps of her predecessors? Will she cross the line when she becomes “of age” if this is where she’s starting? As the years go on it appears that the scene of entertainment is getting younger and younger. Only time will tell us what will become of this adorable singer in the upcoming years.

Written by marinapatterson90

November 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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