Willow Smith is no stranger to causing a ruckus on social media, but we didn’t expect for this to happen so early into 2015. The 14-year-old singer posted a “topless” picture of herself on Instagram, and it’s causing some controversy.
In the photo, Willow poses with her arms raised with her hands resting behind her neck. She’s fully clothed, but her top shows off bare breasts in an unapologetic fashion.
Some are finding the choice of clothing in bad taste, seeing as she’s still a child. Others are just very confused by the provocative photo.
OH LAWD! Folks mad as hell over this “TOPLESS” Willow Smith pic! She’s only 13 http://t.co/tH99RZws8y
— BlackMediaScoop (@BlackMediaSCOOP) January 22, 2015
OMG Willow Smith Topless In New Photos http://t.co/D8g54sQlyd @hallanaija
— Ö11 V.3.L.I (@iPopAlomo) January 22, 2015
This suggestive photo might be a part of the “Free the Nipple” campaign that’s gaining traction on Instagram. The “Free the Nipple” campaign was started in order to address the taboo around exposing the female breast on popular social networking sites like Instagram. Celebrities like Miley Cyrus, Rumer Willis, and Cara Delevingne have joined the campaign by baring all.
It wouldn’t be a surprise that Willow would join this campaign since she’s been outspoken over the last year. In an interview with T magazine, Willow and her older brother, Jaden, gave a very candid and pretty bizarre interview about their different thoughts on life. When asked if Willow’s music has gotten better, she gives this nugget.
“Caring less what everybody else thinks, but also caring less and less about what your own mind thinks, because what your own mind thinks, sometimes, is the thing that makes you sad… and then you think about what you think, which is very dangerous.”
— Naija Insiderr (@naijainsiderr) January 22, 2015
That said, this could be just another bizarre moment in Willow Smith’s Instagram activity. Back in 2013, the Smith household was under fire after Willow posed for a photo in bed with 20-year-old model Moises Arias, who was photographed topless.
The controversy eventually caught up with the Smiths, and they were visited by Child Protective Services, and a short investigation ensued. After the ordeal was over, the DCFS released a statement.
“No evidence presented that Willow has ever been in any danger around Moises or that she has ever been physically or emotionally abused.”
After staying silent, mother Jada Pinkett-Smith addressed the situation on her Facebook page.
“There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it. You’re acting like covert pedophiles and that’s not cool.”
Do you think Willow Smith joined the campaign, or is this just another day in the life of a celebrity offspring?
[Image via Willow Smith / Instagram]