In the age of those nasty blog commentators, Willow Smith’s one wish is to no longer be famous.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Will Smith is arguably one of the most internationally celebrated black entertainers the world has seen in the last two decades. When he married fellow actress Jada Pinkett-Smith in 1997, all of Black America knew it was only a matter of time before the Smiths would start a family and become a multimillion dollar power house amongst the Hollywood Elite. With two children, Willow and Jaden, both now stars in their own right with successful bouts in music and film, are now subjected to intense criticisms and nasty speculation that any celebrity must endure in the internet age.
After “Whipping Her Hair Back and Forth,” the commentators immediately decided Willow was no longer a cute innocent celebrity kid, and began to rip her unapologetically to shreds. Will initially would keep Willow from getting on the internet as a way to keep her from reading the nasty comments about herself, but Willow was protected no more once signing up for her own Twitter account. And like most celebrities brave enough to own their own Twitter handlers, she receives some of the most vicious and disgusting tweets from strangers who hate her for no apparent reason, other than she was born into a famous family around the same time when too many people have more internet courage than they need to.
In a recent documentary featuring Willow, Jada, and Jada’s mother, entitled Red Table Talks, all three have a raw discussion of family, their regrets, and the issues that they have with each other.
When asked what Willow wishes she could change in her life, she answers:
“If I had to change one thing about my life, it would probably be, I wouldn’t be famous.”
Ironically, it was also just announced that Willow Smith is currently the most searched for celebrity kid. Bing.com released a new study that indicated that the youngest of the Smith kids is indeed the most popular amongst other well know celeb kids. Blue Ivy follows closely behind.
Perhaps that explains why she seems to be the most picked on celeb kid.
Watch the clip from Red Table Talks below and tell us what you think.