Willow Smith's New Video for 'Summer Fling' Blasted for Being Too Sexy (VIDEO)

Willow SmithWillow Smith's new song "Summer Fling" and its video are under fire. Seeing as how Willow herself is just 12, people are saying it's much too sexy and inappropriate for a girl of her age to sing of flings and these kinds of things.

I'm no proponent of promiscuous tweens and the sexualization of children, but after viewing it several times, I have to say I think people are totally overreacting. In fact, the thing I find most disturbing about it is the bizarre, inexplicable English accent she uses. The rest is as inappropriate as you want to make it.

The lyrics are pretty mild with verses like:

We walk the beach at midnight, and watch the stars in the clear skies. We both say I love you, but it’s alright… If you wanna talk I guess that’s alright, if you wanna walk under the night sky, I don’t really care cause we got tonight, oh baby…

Many, however, think they're outrageous. Human behavior expert Patrick Wanis told Fox that her parents are "irresponsible and verging on negligent by failing to fulfill their role as parents." He went on to say:

Willow is singing about having sex and this is totally inappropriate and not in line with the developmental physical, mental or emotional stages of a 12 year old girl who is barely an adolescent; the video reveals that she is still a little girl – not a teenager. She is not mature enough mentally or emotionally to be boasting that she and her ‘fling’ are walking ‘the beach at midnight.

While midnight is pretty late for a 12-year-old to be out, there's nothing all that suggestive of anything other than love and romance, which are definitely on the minds of many 12-year-olds. The fact is that these attractions start early -- they're a part of life, especially for tweens. What is not definite, however, is their definition of a fling.

While we may hear "do it anyway" and think of doing IT, to a 12-year-old that's probably (hopefully) first kisses in most cases. Some, of course, are thinking and doing more, but this video has little to do with that.

I mean she's not gyrating and thrusting her hips; she's wearing overalls and playing on a swing set. It's not like the bikini picture Kylie Jenner recently posted of herself that's so overtly and desperately sexual. I see a big difference between the two. This is a catchy little summer song that speaks to dreams of summer lovin' -- whatever you version of that may be  -- and It just doesn't come off as all that sexual or inappropriate . Besides, Willow can't just whip her hair around forever.

Seriously though, what is up with that English accent?

Watch for yourself and see what you think.



Do you think this video is too sexual for a 12-year-old to be in?
 
Image via MelodicChaoticMusic/YouTube

 

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nonmember avatar ActionJunkie

"love and romance, which are definitely on the minds of many 12-year-olds" - NO.. "crushes" are on the mind of a 12-year-old. This video clearly crosses the line for someone so young. It's really absurd a 16-year-old can be legally branded a "sex offendor" for sexting but Willow can profit and make "romance video" as a TWELEVE YEAR OLD for the masses.

nonmember avatar mel

.she looks just like her dad! As I watch it .. its like seeing will smith as a lanky teen. That haircut makes her look like her dad with a wig on . not that she s ugly or unattractive . Just that it must be hard to look like the splitting image of your super famous dad. I feel for her in some ways. She surrounded by a lot of importance on looks and her sonfs etc. She is very unique. I dont think her intentions on this song were sexual.

Liane... Lianetherider

I like it. It isn't really the type of music that I would listen to often, but it is catchy and seems pretty appropriate for a young teenager. That accent IS strange, since afaik they live in America, but maybe she's just channeling the weird accents from After Earth, lol.

mompam mompam

Well she is 12, but no one else in this video is 12. They are all older. That is weird. It's trying to appeal to older kids. I do think she's unique and cute, but I don't like that older teen hanging all over her, weird.

Pagan... PaganKitty67

The video itself doesn't look too bad but the lyrics could defintly been seen as sexual. When teens talk about sex they say "do it" so yeah....

SNAPA SNAPA

It was cute...she was definitely the youngest peson in the group.  She is extremely tall---as I was watching it, I was thinking how nice it would be if the Smith's would have directed her energies into some type of athletic field such as dance, swim, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, track&field.

Danielle Rittenhouse

There is nothing sexual about this video. Unless your overly perverted and try to make anything you possible can sound sexual. Wow you can tell that she means that you spend the time together knowing you will have to leave and it will hurt, but you do it anyway. 

BGarcel BGarcel

Agree with Danielle

kelly... kelly24019

In what way is that sexual?!? Ffs, leave willow alone... She's super unique and I respect the shit out of her for that and it's like no one can stand that's she's not another Disney channel whore so they have to tear her to shreds.

imult... imultracool

Are you kidding? First off why is a 12yr old singing about summer flings in the first place?? Why are all the other ppl in her video in their 20s? Why is she bouncing up and down while she is clearly not wearing a bra? Side note: The song is terrible. The lame accent, the weird blonde mullet... So many things wrong with this video.

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