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Jada Defends Willow Smith’s Shaved Head [Candy Dish]


This is sort of awesome. Sometimes I think “the Smiths” are a Hollywood Stepford family. So poised, polished and pretty. They’re just detached enough from the fame that they seem perfect. Though recently Jada has stepped up her girl power and has me rooting, “Get ’em girl!” When confronted about daughter Willow Smith’s eccentric style and shaved head, many though Jada and Will should control and edit their children’s appearance, Jada threw the smackdown on her critics:

“This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.”

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Emerald is an editor at CollegeCandy, lover of coffee, and pretend francophile. After studying writing and popular culture at NYU she decided to be a grownup and get a job. Tweet at ya' girl @EmeraldGritty.