Has Willow Smith’s wild child image gone too far?
The “Whip My Hair” singer is known for her bold style choices and her often brightly colored locks, but the 11-year-old caused a stir when she posted a picture of herself on Instagram sporting what looked to be a tongue ring.
The picture immediately got a reaction, with many wondering if Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were properly parenting their youngest daughter. “Willow Smith is 11 and has a tongue ring. WHERE ARE HER PARENTS?” someone lamented on Twitter.
But not to worry folks, because it turns out that the fuss was all over nothing: the tongue ring is a fake! “It isn’t a piercing, it’s a magnet,” a source told Gossip Cop after the backlash started. “Just a young girl having fun with accessories.” Willow, herself, echoed that statement, changing the caption on the Instgram photo to read, “It’s fake…Sorry.”