Willow Smith's Risque Instagram Photos Are a Parents' Nightmare

Willow SmithWillow Smith has made headlines again for posting scandalous pics to social media, and parents everywhere are shaking their heads. The 14-year-old daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith appears to be posing topless in the snap, but upon closer examination, it's just a shirt that makes her look topless.

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Last year, she raised eyebrows by posing with topless 20-year-old actor Moises Arias in bed, when she was just 13. Now she appears to have joined the "free the nipple" campaign with this outrageous shirt.

Doesn't it look like body paint at first? It's almost sad that it's a relief to discover it's only printed material -- because holy crap is that age-inappropriate or what?

Not that pictures of boobs on T-shirts is ever a very classy way of walking around town, but on a young teenager like Willow, it goes beyond offensive and borders on criminal.

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Sure, stars like Miley Cyrus show off their boobs (and more) every chance they get. Scout Willis even took a topless stroll down the streets of New York City, and captioned the photograph on her Instagram page, "#FreeTheNipple."

Agree with those women or not, there's no denying that they are grown women, capable of making their own decisions. At 14, Willow doesn't have wisdom or life experience to make decisions about appearing topless on a social media platform where thousands or even millions of people will see her.

Let's not even get into the fact that pictures of naked 14-year-olds constitutes child pornography.

I have no idea what the heck Will and Jada must be thinking right now. I know they're the "cool parents" and all (Jada famously defended Willow's picture with Arias), but isn't there some point when a line needs to be drawn? If she wants to post pictures like this when she's 18, fine. But for now, she's still a child, and unable to make these kinds of decisions for herself.

Do you think Willow Smith's "topless" photo goes too far?

 

Image via Willow Smith/Instagram

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