By: Taren Vaughan
Jada Pinkett-Smith defends Willow Smith‘s hairstyle choices in open letter? The Smith family has been coined as one of the most talented families in Hollywood right now as Jada Pinkett-Smith, husband Will Smith and their children Willow and Jaden Smith have all found their niche in the entertainment arena. Willow Smith, channeling her focus into a singing career, is one member of the Smith clan who manages to strike up much controversy when it comes to her style of dress and the way she wears her hair, Willow not being too bothered by the comments of others. And caused quite a stir after she posted a picture of herself posing with a fake tongue piercing. Way before the tongue ring outrage occurred, the parenting skills of Jada and Will have been heavily questioned by people, some of them thinking that they have started to lose their control of their daughter. As people continue to criticize Jada and Will for giving Willow too much freedom when it comes to her looks, Jada Pinkett-Smith decided to take it upon herself to directly address her logic behind why she let Willow cut her hair in an open letter that she posted to her fans on Facebook.
Here’s the letter that Jada posted on her Facebook fan page:
A letter to a friend…This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be. More to come. Another day.
JWhat do you think of Jada’s comments?