willow smith tongue pierced*A picture that surfaced of Willow Smith with a tongue ring has shocked many who believe she is too young to have one.

Others can’t understand how Will and Jada would allow their young daughter to do this.

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We guess it’s a Hollywood thing. And while we care, NewsOne writer Kirsten West Savali says we shouldn’t.

Here’s an excerpt from her piece:

Willow Smith, the 11-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, has allegedly gotten a tongue ring and her ever-ready critics have already gone wild.

Posing with a friend, she opens her mouth wide for the camera so everyone can see her new metal (if it’s real, which is doubtful from appearances). Willow prompted the same outcry when she chopped her hair off — presumably, the move was initially to support an ill friend who was forced to shave her head — and people said that Will and Jada were “bad” parents. Willow watchers created all kinds of scenarios that starred Willow dancing her way to destruction, all because she was allowed to cut her hair.

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