Is Willow Smith’s New Song “Summer Fling” Age Appropriate?
Once again, something Willow Smith-related is raising questions about what is and is not appropriate for a preteen girl.
Smith’s new single, “Summer Fling,” has raised eyebrows due to its subject matter and accompanying video.
A few op-eds have questioned the idea of a 12-year old having a “summer fling,” and whether or not the whole concept is too mature.
In the song, Willow not only puts on her best Nicki Minaj fake British accent, but she talks about “hooking up” with a boy for the summer.
“Bright sun and the blue waters, We fight less and love harder.
You tell me that I’m the one, I tell you it’s just for fun
We walk the beach at midnight, and watch the stars and the clear skies.
We both say I love you, but it’s alright.”
Well I don’t know about you guys, but when I was 12, I was playing kickball, not talking about summer flings? Has the world changed that much?
Even some of the commenters on the YouTube video had issues with what some may call the sexualization of a child:
“This child is too young for this grown-up stuff. I don’t care how care free the Smiths are with their children. This is just too much. At this age I didn’t even know what a fling was let alone did I want to be around some boy twirling around the woods,” one person wrote.
“I like the song but she look like a confused kid,” said another commentator.
Check out Willow Smith’s “Summer Fling” video below:
Thoughts on Willow’s latest video?
Is it harmless, or inappropriate?
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