Willow Smith gets tongue piercing

Some preteen girls can only dream of getting piercings, but not 11-year-old Willow Smith. Her dream became a reality when she recently got her tongue pierced. The daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith showed off her silver stud in an Instagram picture posted this past weekend, in which she’s posing with a friend. The other girl in the photo posted a similar Instagram photo, with the hashtags “#fake #dontjudge #justhavingfun.” What do Willow’s parents have to say about her new fashion statement? “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,” said Will to Parade magazine. “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.” ~Graeme Mollison

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  1. Mary • June 26, 2012 @ 9:43 AM

    What a joke. That’s what parents are for, to make decisions in the best interest of the child until they are capable to do so on their own. Granted, this is a story about nothing, since the hashtag did say “fake”, but still, man up and be the bad guy Will.

  2. Germain • June 26, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

    If that keeps her from singning, I approve.

  3. Missy • June 26, 2012 @ 1:20 PM

    Agree with Germain!

  4. mandee • June 27, 2012 @ 1:16 AM

    its her body, i applaude will and his wife. most parents decide based on stupid reasons such as no you cant dye your hair because it might look funny. i think children should have the right to choose how their hair is and whatnot, as long as it isnt physically causing them problems. if she chose to get her tongue pierced then in the future changed her mind, its as simple as taking it out. its not like its permanent. thats the problem with most parents, they think it is the end of the world if their kid has pink streaks or short hair or a piercing, it isnt. all these things can be fixed with time.

  5. Nobody Important • June 27, 2012 @ 2:22 AM

    Such a Family Fail.

  6. n/a • June 27, 2012 @ 7:57 AM

    Um, mandee, a hole in your tonge is indeed permanent. I had a piercing taken out six years ago and the hole is still there – partially closed – but still there, and I am not the only one; and there is a reason for the laws (here at least) that you do have to be 18+ (or 16+ with parents’ permission) to get such a piercing.

  7. mandee • June 28, 2012 @ 2:03 AM

    n/a on June 27, 2012 7:57 AM since youre soo educated, whats the “reason for the laws”? and funny, i had mine done and it healed up nicely after i took it out and i had mine done for about 3 years before i changed my mind about it.

  8. Serena Ashleigh • November 7, 2012 @ 4:40 PM

    Did she not say “#fake #dontjudge” it’s fake retards. I faked a tongue ring to see what it looked like when I was younger. They arnt bad partners its not real get over yourselfs.

  9. Serena Ashleigh • November 7, 2012 @ 4:40 PM

    Fake* oops.

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