Popular culture has become centered around celebrities and psuedo-celebrities. This turn is very interesting because when you analyze this phenomena, the celebrities usually possess very few interesting qualities. Most are judged on physical appearances (looks/grade of beauty, clothing worn, hairstyle), sales volume of product(s) and which “hot” location paparazzi snapped pictures. One other significant factor is family lineage. The latest benefactor, for lack of a better term, is Willow Smith.
Controversy has already eclipsed the innocence of Willow’s childhood. With the obvious decline of social morale and standards, it has played out in a dual manner. There are those who empathize and the others sensationalize. It is encoded in most of our DNA that a 13-year old female should not lay in bed with a shirtless 20-year old male, with whom she is unrelated. The main question should be “how can her parents approve such creative work?” The answer is simple and very deep. Willow is the product of two Hollyweird parents, both actors. Will Smith is a huge international celebrity and Jada Pinkett-Smith is notable actress. But, Willow doesn’t “belong” to her parents.
Success in modern times within the entertainment industry usually entails a tradeoff or compromise. Unfortunately, this 13-year old girl is a tool for further social deterioration. She is part of a wave of young females and males that are used as objects for negative influence. I don’t have to further elaborate. For persons who have properly functioning eyes and ears, it can be seen and heard clearly.
The solution: explain to your children/youth in community/students that the picture and behaviour as such is inappropriate. GIve a list of sound reasons why such action is dangerous and should not be imitated. Social responsibility is much better than social passivity. Bliss