Yesha Callahan

Willow Smith Causes Stir With Controversial “Topless” Instagram Photo

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Willow Smith has sparked another internet photo controversy with her latest “topless” Instagram photo.

In her Instagram profile picture, the 14-year-old is not actually “topless” or nude, but wearing a vintage John Paul Gaultier turtleneck featuring a graphic print of a topless woman exposing her breasts.

Many view Willow’s photo (and shirt) as inappropriate for some one of her age. The provocative photo has people asking if the young entertainer has taken her creative expression too far, many fearing the image can be perceived as the sexualization of a child.

Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith have yet to comment.

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Image via Willow Smith/Instagram

  1. January 23, 2015 - Reply

    That is one ugly shirt. I hate lazy titillation.

  2. January 23, 2015 - Reply

    I know any comment is contradictory of my sentiment, but this child needs to be ignored. I would be much more impressed with seeing her seriously in school instead of posing on a bed with grown men or wearing shirt with images of breasts. I just wonder how she and her brother will do when mom and dad are gone, and they have to find a way to maintain their lifestyle?

    • January 23, 2015 - Reply

      @Anthony

      @Anthony: They will be rich

      • January 23, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        But will they be happy…

      • January 23, 2015 - Reply

        @Mary Burrell

        Maybe, people have blown more money than they have.

  3. January 23, 2015 - Reply

    This is a dumb article

  4. January 23, 2015 - Reply

    Will and Jada let their kids do whatever. I hope it doesn’t back fire later in life.

    • January 23, 2015 - Reply

      @♎Lauren♎

      If Willow and Jaden grow up to be well adjusted members of society, I will need to rethink my entire methodology on parenting.

  5. January 23, 2015 - Reply

    The picture is strange. I hope that she fights for social justice in a high level when she’s an adult. We have to careful. Any child should have legitimate self expression, but we should never exploit a child in an inappropriate way. Her earlier picture with a grown man in that way was definitely inappropriate in my view.

  6. January 24, 2015 - Reply

    I love this shirt, I wish it was in my closet. Vintage Gaultier is my absolute favorite. This is a tongue and cheek fashion joke from a Frenchman 2 decades ago. Lighten-up everyone.

    • January 27, 2015 - Reply

      @Emma Knight

      Lighten up?! I hope you understand that there is a MAJOR difference between you (a presumed adult) and a 14 year old CHILD wearing this shirt. I’m sure her age group was not the intended audience that Gaultier was trying to sell this to–let alone to see it being worn.

      • January 27, 2015 - Reply

        @Jae Bee

        Its like imagining middle schoolers in class wearing breast shirts. No thanks.

        • January 27, 2015 - Reply

          @Anonin

          Or imagine boys in penis pants; we know how poorly that would be accepted.

          • January 27, 2015 - Reply

            @Anthony

            I was going to say that but like everything in art (and life) the female nudity is a more likely option. Like I said lazy titillation.

      • January 28, 2015 - Reply

        @Jae Bee

        It is a long sleeved top with a turtleneck, she is more covered up than most teenage girls living in sunny California.

        • January 28, 2015 - Reply

          @Emma Knight

          No one is disputing that she’s covered up. It’s the image on the “long sleeved top with a turtleneck” that is inappropriate for a child to be wearing.

  7. February 8, 2015 - Reply

    Funny how men can go into any 7/11 and buy breasts, but women and girls aren’t even allowed to wear their breasts. Speaks volumes. Our nudity is fine when it’s for the male gaze, our raw nudity for ourselves is “dirty and shameful”.

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