Willow Smith Goes Wild for Karate Kid Premiere

06/08/2010 at 02:00 PM ET
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We’re not sure if she’s channeling Mr. T or singer Grace Jones, but Willow Smith sure worked it on the red carpet yesterday.

The 9½-year-old attended the premiere of big brother Jaden‘s new movie, The Karate Kid, in a leopard print cropped moto jacket and harem pants paired with an oversize gold chain, cool black shades and knee-high combat boots.

But it was her bouffant Mohawk that really took her animal kingdom meets Brit punk outfit up a notch.

Tousled and teased to new heights, it was like hair magic.

With parents like Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, it makes sense that this little lady would have a style all of her own.

And we have to admit, we definitely admire her fashion pizzazz.

TELL US: What do you think of Willow’s look?

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Katy on

9 years old?!!!!!!! Good gracious me, whatever happened to little girls being little girls?! Then again I suppose its a special occasion but still its a tad OTT!

J on

Holy Moly!! :o

Ella on

I am speechless. why oh why do they have to dress/let dress their children like that?
How will they dress when they are teenagers/twens…?

HeatherR on

I guess this type of thing is normal for a HOllywood family but I think it’s odd. Very costume-y!

Anonymous on

I am sorry but that is ridiculous…. i understand let your kids express themselves but they are allowing them to grow up way too fast..

Jennifer on

I’m all about kids dressing to express themselves… within reason. That is too much, in my humble opinion. She’s only 9 and still a “baby”. The pants are horrible, sorry.

leonor on

awful

Sandra on

She’d be even cuter if she wore age appropriate clothes. She looks ridiculous. I understand who her parents are and what the occasion is but this is just too off the wall for a 10 year old. Her brother looks odd too. They are adorable kids but the clothes aren’t right.

amandamay on

oh i know i’ll get crap for saying this, but those kids always look like they are trying too hard (and i’m ALL for letting your kids express themselves creatively through how they dress/hair etc -i had hot pink hair when i was 14) they just look like they’re trying too hard to be older and “cool.”

Inge on

I dont get why you are getting so upset.
She is a kid, she is not dressed sexy or showing ANYTHING.
She just likes to dress up, so what? She is growing up in a celeb family, with a mom who always dresses up, so she also wants to dress up. I dont get what the big deal is. I dont like the outfit, but i dont think there is anything wrong with it.

Elle on

I think that whole family thinks they are WAY cooler than they actually are. And I understand I’m not famous and who am I to say anything but I don’t see a bit of humbleness in any of them. They are always flashy and trying to draw attention to themselves. I stopped watching Will and Jada movies a long time ago because they are very obnoxious. Their kids seem to be following in their footsteps. You would think they were related to P.Diddy or something!!!

Nina on

Absolutely not! I’m all for letting a child discover who they are and what they like, etc., but it’s also a parent’s job to TEACH their kids some limits. This is way too much for me, and Willow is too young to be given that much freedom.

Tess on

Both kids seem very entitled. Not a fan of this family.

Anonymous on

OMG really?!?!? I can not believe that a couple such as the Smiths would honestly allow their daughter to go that far. I have three kids and I let them have some choice and fun in what they wear but that just is beyond words. She needs to look like a little girl and not something out of a 80′s rock band reject. She doesnt even look like a girl at all. My children couldnt stop shaking their heads over this. Im sorry too much is too much.

Lauren on

Pictres of kids like these make me so thankful for Dakota Fanning. She’s been in the spotlight virtually her whole life and is so naturally happy and secure with herself. Whether they mean to or not, these two come off as some of the most conceited children I’ve ever seen. Not impressive at all to me.

LaKesha on

I think the kids look totally cute and hip. This is a movie premiere…the attire is going to be a bit risque. Remember that these are Hollywood kids, and not your regular everyday kids. I’m loving the family’s success…they’ve worked hard to achieve. At least they do aspire for it, rather than just thinking it’s a given.

Here come the haters on

Willow is not flashing any flesh apart from her head and hands and the trousers and jacket are loose and not body conscious at all. She’s not provocatively or inappropriately dressed, and I admire The chutzpah it takes to pull off head to toe animal print.

There will always be haters no matter what, so go for it girl you look fabulous!

Kara on

There’s NOTHING wrong with what they’re wearing. People are far too sensitive about what children wear these days. Who says that kids have to wear those perfectly matched granimals looking outfits to be kids? It’s not about what kids wear but how they are raised that keeps them grounded and young.

loren on

I rarely comment too much criticism etc. I like this family but as a grandmother with grandchildren 7-12. I feel she is dressed too old for her age. Why are children now dressed like grown people? Willow is a cute girl but she is dressed like a 17 yr old not a 9. :-( Went shopping for dresses for my granddaughter’s elementary school graduation,
everything that fit her was too old (hot and sexy) so we had to have her dress made :-(

amy on

not to be rude but i think she looks absurd, in most pics ive seen of her lately she seems much older than her age & very full of herself !

kim on

‘She needs to look like a little girl and not something out of a 80′s rock band reject. She doesnt even look like a girl at all. ”

First of all, she doesn’t NEED to look like a girl just because she is one. If a girl is going through a boyish phase then let her. If in years to come she still doesn’t want to wear dresses, then let her be. The style of clothes might not be to everyone’s taste including mine, but at least she isn’t wearing a very high miniskirt at the age of 9 or that overly sexy Halloween outfit that Miley Cyrus’s younger sister was wearing.

lisa on

I PERSONALLY am not a fan of this but as others said it is not like she is wearing a mini skirt, heels and a cropped shirt. But I personally think this look would be hideous on anyone of any age.

sar on

I definitely think that one or two of these items paired with some basics would have made a better statement then this. as it is it just looks like she stamped her foot and got to do whatever she wanted. I’ve always liked this family, but am am getting a “better than the rest of ya” vibe from these pictures.

Sam on

I agree with Elle and Tess. I’ve always thought these two chlidren are ‘show offs’ and yet they are not really THAT famous. I know they are Hollywood, but I can’t even name anything Jada has been in and Will’s last movie with Jayden wasn’t great. In all the pictures of them that I’ve seen (many, many) they never have on the same shoes or jacket, etc., so the $$$ spent on clothes for them must be huge. (I know, I know, it’s their $$$ and their children – it’s also MY opinion).

J on

Punk rock wannabe on safari…LOL!!!!

Chris on

Looks like she tried to outshine her big brother. An earlier story quoted Jackie Chan and Jaden as saying she bullies him and gets away with it. Jealous baby sister and clueless parents? Jada’s dress does nothing for her either.

Sara on

I think it looks awful. Aside from anything else, it’s not stylish but it’s a look more suited to say, Rihanna than a little kid. She looks like someone dressed her for Halloween.

And I have to agree with those that said the Smith family is very entitled and works very hard at being ‘cool’. Why not be like a lot of other LA celebrity families, who just let their kids be kids?

Erica2 on

I think the outfit is funny lol. She will look back on this when she is an adult and say “What were we thinking!” Will and Jada always make sure that she has clothes on and is not in an overly revealing outfit, no heels like Suri Cruise, no stipper pole dancing outfits like Miley, her hair is no more outrageous than Kingston’s bleached blonde lock, IMO. Honestly even if this outfit was on a 19 year old it would look ridiculous lol!

Amanda on

I’m with those who think she looks rediculous! The outfit is definitely too ‘old’ for her, but it would probably look just as bad on someone 10, 20, and 30 years older than her. She’s 9, I hate to say it but the only thing that runs through my mind is that her parents are trying desperately to get some publicity. She is a very cute little girl, the clothes and hair cut totally take away from that.

Dee on

I’m guessing this look is a cultural thing – meaning a subset of the Western black culture right now. Mel B’s girls have severe haircuts right now too (I’ve also seen it on some local girls here in the Heartland) so I think it’s a trend in part of the black community. As a white person, I don’t see how it’s my place to comment on black fashion, but I clearly wouldn’t dress my daughter this way. With that said, she isn’t scantily dressed like many of the young white starlets these days so I actually prefer these fashions to the hooker styles that the Cyrus’ girls and others are wearing.

Willow and Jaden are gorgeous children and I’m looking forward to see what Jaden can do in the Karate Kid.

SHUG on

It’s not that Willow is dressed inappropriately…It’s that what she has on is so fugly no one at any age should wear it! The hair… I can dig but I would hope that Jada would at least have some sense as to guide Willow into knowing how to make a statement versus making a spectacle of herself. Any one of the articles of clothing could have been paired with something else so that that article could shine. Instead she pieced all the articles together to make a monstrosity of an outfit. Whether the kids are spoiled, conceited, entitled, etc.. that’s not for me to say. Age appropriateness of the outfit?… I don’t think that has any merit in this conversation. Many kids have parents who throw together an outfit that can rival this is taste (and some of those parents might out it together for themselves… ugh!!!) Kids tend to want to wear all their favorite items together at one time, it’s the responsibility of the parent to teach them how to put a proper outfit together. Again each piece could have a positive statement if styled correctly and not discourage Willow’s taste or “fashion sense”

dee on

I am shocked that there are people out there that support what Willow is wearing, even if she is covered from head to toe, that is not the point, the outfit and hair is not appropriate for someone her age. A couple of people have said that it is okay because it is a movie premiere, but every time you see Willow she is oddly dressed, which pretty much tells you that there is not a whole lot of guidance in that household. I guess that is why it is called hollyweird!

Tyannah on

Ridiculous, no need to add anything else.

Luna on

I am all for letting my children express themselves with their outfits, as i was not allowed to as a child. However, I personally am not a fan of Willow’s outfit. If she likes it, by all means let her wear it. I hated the lack of expression in my home so if Willow looks back on this and cringes, at least she knows she was wearing what she wanted to.

Sara on

That’s something else for sure.

I think she looks awful, style-wise, but what the heck! It’s a big event, all her bits are covered, and she’s having a bit of fun with her look – so in my book, it’s all good. Apparently, they’re a very fashion conscious family who like a bit of flash, so whatever.

Janna on

I’m curious…. If they had a child that liked to wear actual costumes every single day, what *exactly* would be wrong with that?

I’m sure she brushes her teeth, does her homework, makes her bed, doesn’t kill small animals, reads, plays video games, (and in her case) walks the red carpet with her celebrity parents!

So she likes to wear outlandish clothes? So what? How does it make ANY difference what clothing she wears while she does all the things that ‘normal’ people do? What makes this too “old” for her? And why do people think it looks boyish?

noam on

i’m not a fan of the outfit (don’t like animal prints) but can’t really say anything is inapporpriate about it. she’s covered up, she’s wearing flats, and it doesn’t look like she’s got a full face of makeup on…will she look back on this outfit in a few years and cringe? probably, but then we’ve all got an outfit or two (or twenty five) like that… by the very fact that she comes from a well-known, well-off family that has connections to any number of fashion icons, inn addition to the fact that she’s an actress with access to costume departments, she’s going to not be a “normal” 9 year old…

izzy on

this child looks ridiculous. what happened to trying to look put together? she looks like she rolled around in rihanna’s discarded looks. i agree with the previous posters who said this family is way too flashy and not a bit of humbleness is anywhere to be seen. their work isn’t even that amazing.

i read that will smith was being obnoxious and control freak-ish on the set of his wife’s show, hawthorne. he thinks he’s god or something.

dear will, you’re the fresh prince of bel air, not the ultimate god of earth.

sosideirish on

YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Obviously looking for attention. Where was Jada when this kid got dressed?

Atrina on

Seriously! Why are all of you getting so worked up over a 10 year olds outfit. She looks cute. She isnt showing anything and doesnt have anything on that is too tight! Youre right!! SHE IS TEN YEARS OLD! Get over yourselves!

sara on

Ridiculous.

Anonymous on

A little over the edge for me. But it was a special day for her brother, adn I am sure they don’t let her dress like this noramally. Give her break and let he do it once in awhile. I know my kids have come up with some wild outfits and sometimes you have to let kids be kids. At least it isn’t skin tight and showing off every possible curve of the girl.

mochababe73 on

Three words: Boiling Hot Mess.
My son is 12 and has been wanting to pick out his own clothes. Which is fine, but he does receive guidance from his parents (my husband and me). He is NOT leaving the house with a UT Longhorn t-shirt and gray shorts. Guess what, he changed into jean shorts.
It’s ridiculous and too over the top. She doesn’t even look like a little girl.

robinepowell on

I think she looks cute. Willow is probably dressing like that for her brother’s movie premiere as is Jayden.

I doubt they normally dress like that. ;)

Annie on

I watched willow and jaden when they appeared on the Oprah show, I thought they were extremely vain and very conceded little children! Jaden came off so full of him self! I had to change the cancel!and yes Willows outfit is revolting

Olivia on

Awesome look! I especially love the hair. Her parents seem so supportive and fun-loving.

J on

Atrina, I see more people getting up in arms defending this terrible outfit than people making the comments against it. :)

Rihanna and Lady Gaga had a yard sale apparently.

Nicole on

In my opinion she is perfectly within the boundaries of a nine year old dress code. Allowing her to express herself through her choice of attire and hair style is healthy for her and empowers her. That said I don’t like it but I did not like it when my daughter decided she wanted to wear knee hi rainbow socks with shorts and to my extreme horror flip-flops. She was fourteen at the time. For girls it is especially important to allow them to develop their sense of self and thusly there own style because as evidence from this forum society has these little boxes and preconceived ideals of what being a girl/woman is and is not. I didn’t like it when my daughter wore the above mentioned outfit but I liked it even less when I felt like she was trying to dress to be like someone else. My boundaries for her are no revealing attire but other than that express your self whatever the age!

Danielle on

I think it’s ridiculous. It also seems like this is HER arrogant fashion statement. This is a premier for her brother, not her.

Barbi on

Sorry, but it’s a bit early for Halloween. I truly feel she looks ridiculous.

Amber on

I think it’s a total miss, and she looks like a boy. Or a girl trying to be Mr. T. She’s got years and years to be an edgy adult, so why is she dressed like this at 9? On the plus side, at least everything is covered up.

Georgia on

Did no one see the clothes Will wore in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air? I know it was a show, but he wasn’t always colour co-ordinated!

I don’t understand why its such a big deal if her clothes don’t match, if she likes her outfit and its appropriate in terms of weather and modesty, what does it matter. And how do you no her mother isn’t giving her guidance? She might have said it doesn’t matter what the world thinks, you like it, you go for it!

I didn’t notice before how much Willow looks like Will, he should get a hair cut like that.

Lisbeth on

If they were adults wearing those outfits I would label them attention-grabbing and painfully trendy. As kids, I might say misguided. I get that occasions like this are great chances to dress up and have fun. I don’t see anything “wrong” with what they’re doing. But principles aside, their outfits look ridiculous.

Whatever. They’re not my kids, and it won’t be me looking back in a few years being sheepish about wearing something so stupid.

Tess on

Annie – I got that impression re Jaden when he presented at the Oscars with Abigail Breslin. I was very impressed by AB, and not so much by JS.

Mary on

Strange and weird family. Very, very strange and weird family. They make the Munsters look normal.

not_OK on

The MC Hammer pants were not cute then, and they are not cute now.

lizzielui on

Dee,

I’m sorry but this look has NOTHING to do with black culture. Not even a little bit. There is no history or social or cultural context with this look that would suggest it has anything to do with black culture. This is nothing more than a nine year old girl whose parents are allowing her to dress differently to express herself the same as Shiloh Jolie-Pitts parents allow her to dress in a more masculine nature. Being black has absolutely nothing to do with it.

paul on

Happy Halloween and welcome to the WORST dressed list kid!!

tonya on

but its okay for little boys this age to run around in a superhero costume? girls can express themselves too and just because it isnt a tutu or princess gown, doesnt make it less cute.. the girl is glowing, and looks adorable.

sophie on

I was told with fashion never to mix and match animal prints , its a big faux pas and it rarely looks good and this doesn’t look good. Also I don’t think it helps that she’s too young to pull the look off.
What’s wrong with children dressing in age appropriate clothes? Abigail Breslin always looks cute and so does Chloe Moretz and I think they dress appropriate for their age.

E. Lewis on

Whether or not you like her style isn’t really the point. She’s 9 years old!! Don’t talk about her like she’s an adult. Kids today have so much peer pressure and craziness to deal with. Thank God she’s confident in herself and not dieting or doing something unhealthy. So you don’t like her hair or her clothes, but do admire her confidence and her parents’ support of her.

abbey on

She looks awful, and it reflects badly on her parents! It makes the family seem so attention seeking and over the top.
Brutal!

Nicole on

I think that Will Smith and Jada Pinket Smith love themselves so much and it looks like they are giving their children big-head syndrome!

Tiffany on

I don’t see anything wrong with the outfit. I don’t like it personally but not because a 9 year old shouldn’t be wearing it. She’s just expressing herself and people are up in arms because she’s not going by set societal rules about how girls “need” to dress (people say the same thing about Shiloh Jolie-Pitt dressing typically masculine). If she’s happy, what’s the problem? Dressing like this isn’t going to make her join a life of crime or start doing drugs. And what if they were to restrict her and she rebels or becomes ashamed of the things she likes, causing her to have anxiety?

Let the girl have a little fun.

Talea on

I think people are taking this a bit too far. She’s a kid! She is at the age where she is trying to find her own style and with parents as famous as hers, maybe she feels the need to stand out more. Leave her alone! If she is doing drugs when she gets older, then thats when you worry.

giadana on

Anyone who thinks Willow pulled this little number out of the back of her closet the day of the premiere, and Will & Jada just “agreed” is very naive.
It’s obvious they hired someone to dress these kids to get maximum exposure for a tired retread of a movie that didn’t need to be made.

Blue on

Not a fan of Will or Jada because of their overly arrogant attitudes and it appears to have been passed onto their children. Its all too much. Maybe bring it down a notch or two and teach the children some respect and humility. These two are going to make very interesting teenagers and young adults in a few years.

Kristen on

Reading these comments all I can think of is how sad most women are. I assume that many of the posters here are women and mothers. If that is true then how in the world can you speak so ugly and negatively about a child? If you don’t like her parents then take it up with them but she is a child! Can you imagine how it would feel if an adult blasted what your child was wearing? Maybe your child isn’t dressing like this but who is to say what is a cute and “age appropriate” outfit? What if the woman across the street just thinks that your child just looks stupid in his or her outfit? How would it feel if that woman walked over and told the child?
You “adults” and mothers should be ashamed of yourself. If this is not how you would let your child dress than so be it. But the child is completely covered and not looking at all sexualized so what is the problem? If you don’t like her choices then live with it and move on.

Kimber Christian on

If you can’t say something nice – don’t say anything at all!!!!!!!!

Why should we care what anyone else’s child is wearing? She’s not exposing any skin and yes it’s a bit different but there is nothing wrong with it. Don’t any of you with kids cringe when they dress themselves and nothing matches? Of course you praise them for getting dressed all by themself and let go of the fact that they look a little wacky…don’t you? I would hope so!

Krissa on

awful

D Apple on

As a parent of wise-beyond-their-years kids, I applaud Will and Jada. She is appropriately covered and using creative freedom to express herself in a healthy way. I don’t see how it is any different than a little girl getting all dolled up in a mature party dress with mini heels and a purse at the same age. Well done WIllow, marching to your own beat at an early age! Stay you!

Kasey on

While the look is outrageous, I don’t think it’s inapppropriate. The term would apply if she had on a bikini, low rise jeans, and six-inch stilletos but not here.

B.J. on

I suspect many of you ladies don’t understand the concept fashion.. beyond Sex in the City (gag). It’s supposed to be over-the-top, not your every day clothes. It’s not like she is going to school!

I say, why not? She isn’t showing too much skin, so why complain? I dig it.

J on

So fashion is supposed to be over teh top meaning hideous? Alrighty then. Nice excuse but try again…

Marina on

I don’t like that she is wearing but I don’t think that look grown up, it’s just ugly, but she if likes it…

mommytoane on

My 7 yr old says she looks like a zoo. LOL IMO, its a little grown up for her age. But I’m not the parent making the decisions as to her wardrobe. I’m sure her parents thought it over, and made sure it was approiate for her.
But srsly. Take a look in the little girl’s section of any store. Its IMPOSSIBLE to find really “Little girl” clothes out there. Too many clothing companies cater towards making our little kids look like adults before their time. For girl clothing, there’s baby…then teen. Nothing inbetween. Nothing that screams “Hey I’m only 7,8, or 9″. It all either screams baby or teen. Middle ground for little kids seems to have been removed with people wanting little girls to look grown up.
Personally, I’ll stick to standard jeans and teeshirts for my 7 yr old. What others choose to do is their choice.

Laura on

The 1980′s just called – they want their clothes back!

Yeah okay – she’s the child of a celebrity couple – I don’t know that this outfit would look great on anyone of any age. I think a few people have pointed out that this is ‘fashionable’. I’ve looked everywhere in the department stores and can’t find anything like it.
Bless my poor little girl – she’s going to be so last season!

Carli on

She is covered up and her face is not caked with makeup. I don’t think whether the look is inappropriate or not is the issue; I think the real problem is it’s a hideous outfit, and wouldn’t look good on any girl, boy, woman, or man at any age.

lila on

the clothes is what scream most in these pictures but they dont bother me so much as the atitude that I see looking at their eyes.

cris on

WTH?? She is like a little Lady Gaga.

Janae K. on

My first thought was to wonder why she would dress in such an attention-getting outfit for the preview of her brother’s movie… it’s like she’s trying to take the spotlight off of him! Not a very kind thing to do. But she looks pretty pleased with herself :)

noam on

mochababe73: just curious-why is a UT longsleeved T and grey shorts an inappropriate outfit for a twelve year old boy? (i’m assuming you weren’t going to a formal function or anything…)
psychologists say children should start helping put together outfits when they are around three, and by six (in other words, kindergarten) they should be able to put together in appropriate outfit, with minimal guidance. it’s obviously a parents job to make sure their clothes are appropriate for the occasion,but much beyond seven or eight, parents should not be picking out their child’s outfit for them, according to child psychology.

Lisa on

First of all these two kids have an ego bigger then their size! and obviously they do as they please, since they earn their own money. C’mon now folks, who are the parents here??

Hilary on

I think it’s cute. It’s a movie premier — she’s not going to school in it. I don’t personally dig the hair on the sides (or lack thereof), but whatever, she looks happy. I wouldn’t wear it. But I do remember dressing up for things when I was younger and it was just fun.

Carletta on

This kid is adorable in this crazy outfit but she rocked it pretty well… Did she cut off the sides of her hair???

ericka on

How is this worse than say seeing a nine year old wearing a tight mini skirt and a “cute little shirt” with long flowy type hair?

Too me, shes covered up, shes being super flashy and very costume-y. Its not offensive and shes not being suggestive. This is quite tame compared to how most girls her age are dressing.

Its a bit odd, granted. But its her style.

Halley on

I dont see any problems with this at all. Its not sexy, she isnt showing too much skin, its not strapless or low cut. She’s not showing a bunch of leg or wearing a bunch of makeup. She’s not wearing heels. Her hair is unusual, but so what? Its just hair, it will grow back. I think the outfit is very age appropriate, and while it isnt my favorite, I wouldnt have a problem with my 9 year old wearing this, and I’m pretty conservative when it comes to little girl’s clothing.

JMO on

okay I’ll chime in w/ my two cents.

What Willow is wearing isn’t inappropriate for a child actor or a child of a celebrity. However what she is wearing is hideous and someone needs to take a hold of this child and teach her how to dress now before it’s too late!!!!

Secondly I’m a fan of Will and Jada not for their acting but for how they’ve kept a good marriage together in hollywood and how they have come together with Will’s ex to help raise Will’s son Trey. That being said I will def. agree with those who said the children have come off arrogant and self centered. Lately I have see it too in interviews!! Willow just has that Ms.Diva look about her. That it’s her way or she’s going to let you know about it! I can def. see her trying to overshadow Jaden which it looks like she’s done as nobody has taken 2 sec. to mention Jaden!! I think Will and Jada need to take hold of these children and give them a reality check.

Patricia on

I’m amazed at the number of negative comments posted. Yes Willow is nine years old and as noted by one or two others there is nothing sexy about her choice of attire. On the one hand she’s assumed to be pretentious and shallow. The general here is that because of her parents celebrity and obvious wealth she is allowed to choice clothing that, in the opinion of these stellar, good-hearted, and concerned followers, is ‘too old’ for her. And since her parents are disliked for whatever reason the writer has the entire family is considered conceited and flaunting their hard earned monies – interesting. I wonder what these same persons think of young Suri Cruise???

Mila on

To all those defending Willow for being a child and therefore exempt from comments about her outfit and image, she is completely fair game. No one, regardless of age, has a right to this argument when they are strutting down a red carpet, willingly posing for the press. No doubt her parents encourage her to support her brother’s film and attend its premiere, but her attitude suggests that she has no problem with attention, be it good or bad.

Lee on

I don’t see an issue. Maybe I wouldn’t let my kid wear it, but she is not showing any skin. She has no makeup on or high heels. A few months ago there was a picture of Miley Cyrus’s sister and shes like 8 and she was wearing a dominatrix outfit and red lipstick. Willow wants to be her own person so who really cares? She seems happy and so do her parents. They want their kids to learn from their own mistakes so if she gets bad comments about her outfit then she will either learn it doesn’t matter or that she needs to change her outfits. What is wrong with letting kids express themselves? It is not hurting anyone, and she isn’t dressing like a street hooker so what is the big deal?

Anna on

Although I think her outfit is absolutely horrendous, I don’t think it’s inappropriate.

J on

Well Lee, why are YOU are taking the comments so seriously. They aren’t your kids either yet you’re pretty defensive over clothing comments.

Instead of worrying how long and often people post, perhaps it’s you who should get offline and go spend some time with your family.

Sokolata on

#1 – I love that Willow doesn’t have on hip hugging jeans that all the little girls wear. or a sweat pants wit JUICY written on it!

#2 – I feel like there is anger toward the kids for being creative. Whether you like the outfit or not, it is still what Willow likes. Clearly, she thinks she look great – So what is the problem??

****Why do WOMEN feel the need to put down other women?? This is a child, she is dressed like a child – Nothing revealing * and the outfit is whimsical. If you don’t like it – People can Kick rocks!!

Willow is no different than Lady Gaga or Grace Jones, she is expressing herself. If we were all to look the same, then we would all be white, with blond hair wearing stepfordwives outfits. GIVE THE CHILD A BREAK. I am starting to hink some people are jealous that her outfit is out of their budget. Well, when you live in AMerica, such is life!!

CC on

I love it….. She’s channeling the 80′s…. Yes, the outfit is a tad bit over the top, but it’s really no worse then what any of us had on growing up in the 80′s (and 90′s)…. And I’m sure their were people who thought the same thing about us, just as there was people who thought the same thing about them and so on….

as nicely as I can try and say it… get over over it people, this is not your child, she’s not hurting anything, let the poor girl be

Dee on

lizzielui, I’m sorry but I see this kind of fashion especially the hair with little black girls. It seems to be some kind of trend within a small group of the black community. I’ve seen a little of it with their mothers, but it’s mostly with girls around Willow’s age.

As for Shiloh, that’s a whole different area since she seems to enjoy only male oriented clothes and then she got that unattractive short haircut which irritated me since she has great hair and there are a lot of super cute short haircuts for girls. Still I really don’t see what Shiloh’s dudewear has to do with Willow’s getup? I don’t see Willow’s outfit as male, but just over the top.

mom of two! on

i have always liked will smith and his movies but was never a big fan of jada’s. she always came across as very cold! i have never seen willow on tv or heard her talk, but i have seen jaden on tv before and didnt like the way he acted. he seemed like he thought he was the greatest thing on the face of the earth. i mean its okay to have confidence and teach your kids to have confidence and believe in themselves and achieve their goals, but it seems as if will and jada are teaching their kids to think they are better than everyone else and thats not cool. someday these kids will have to face reality when mommy and daddy cant hold their hand or buy them a script and people dont care who their parents are. i saw the director on the View saying will talked him into re-doing the karaty kid movie because he didnt want to remake it and didnt think jaden had what it took. so his son didnt get this movie without his daddy begging producers for him. thats sad! parents need to let their kids have a normal life.

Misha on

Dee,
This has NOTHING to do with Black culture whatsoever. I am Black women with children and I do not dress them in this manner nor have I chopped all of their hair off.

However, I will say that nothing is wrong with what she is wearing. I actually like it and applaud her and her parents for letting her express herself. Most children at this age aren’t sure of who they are. And for people saying the Smiths are privledged and think highly of themselves….you’re right. Will and Jada have worked hard to have this lifestyle and they should enjoy it.
I have seen them in several interviews and they seem down to earth and committed to raising well-rounded children. So what if they let them pick their own wardrobe? My goddaughter wants to wear princess costumes every single day and her mother obliges her. Is she privledged also?

Stop picking on this child and get over yourselves…ALL of you who are being so negative.

Erica on

It’s funny that so many people have said that Willow looks as if she’s channeling Rihanna…in reality, this outfit was put together by Rihanna’s stylists!

So clearly this “look” was not Willow’s doing. Expressing creativity is one thing but her appearance is ridiculous (though 100% not her fault).

Amber on

If you saw the family on Oprah you would totally understand. They are absolutely amazing as a family and I wish I parented more like them. They are blessed. They have very creative and talented children, why shouldn’t they show who they are? She isn’t dressed in sexy clothes or anything, whats the big deal. She’s not a cookie cutter of every other 9 year old out there. I’d be proud!

Denise on

One day she will look back at these pictures and say the same thing I do when I look at that awful 80s hairstyle I had in my high school yearbook picture…. “What was I thinking?!”

Rachel on

LOL! And the haters come out to play. Love this entire family, love the parents, love the kids, love the outfits, awesome. This is how a loving family does it on the red carpet. And they do it very well. Notice how you Never see these kids except occasionally on the red carpet. They work hard, they play hard, and have loving parents. That’s more than most of the children in this country can say. Any kid would be lucky to have Will & Jada as their parents. So much for tolerance and acceptance in this country.

fuzibuni on

this is entirely a stylists doing… no 9 year old child would be able to come up with that on their own. willow probably just was game to try it out, but the true one to blame is the stylist.

Sarah on

I don’t understand the problem… shes not wearing anything risque or vulgar or even high heels for goodness sake. She’s just a kid who’s showing off her style. Why should her parents try to control that? If they are relaxed enough about it to let her dress as she wishes why can’t everyone else?

nettrice on

I LOVE Willow Smith’s movie premiere outfit AND her fro-hawk that Dad is making sure stays nice and high! lol

Here’s what I DON’T like. I don’t like the tone and the implications in many of the comments posted above. The vitriolic critique is totally unnecessary and potentially hurtful. Spare me the age-appropriate blah blah blah. BORING. This is a movie premiere for her brother and she has every right to come out looking wild and FIERCE. It’s cute. No mini-skirts, no tank tops, or shirts showing non-existent boobies. Just CLOTH and jewelry…and a stand out hairdo that will grow back sooner that I can say: HATERS!

It’s not a Black thang, or a Will and Jada thang. It’s a WILLOW SMITH thang and I support that 100% You go gurl!

clarese on

i think her style is unique. and if u looked at when they were on opera the parents said dat they have a different state of mind on how to raise there kids. for example if u show that they can turst u then ur good u know but if u show that we cant then no abousolutly not.shes nine parents dont dress there kids any more …..ITS THE 21ST CENTURY OLD FOLKS(you know back in the day…..)GET IT TOGETHER SHES NOT UR CHILD SO I SAY GO GIRL AND SHOW THE WORLD WAT UR STYLE IS

Mrs. R on

I have to say, I looked hard at the picture and thought about both sides… ultimately – she’s not wearing anything that is immodest, and her hair is funky, but still feminine in an edgy way (kind of reminded me of Rhianna).
It IS a Hollywood premier, and that makes the outfit not so ‘out-there’. Walking the red carpet is about getting attention, and she got it.

DO I think it was appropriate for her to wear something SO over the top on THIS occasion? No. I think her parents should have made her wear something more low key and allowed her brother the spotlight. It was his occasion, not hers.

Lee on

@Nettrice, I know and I agree. It’s just sad that it’s the same people attacking her that attack every single celebrity parent. I figure they have low self esteem and the only way they know how to feel better is trying to bring other people down. I don’t feel anger, more pity that this is all they have in their daily lives.

Jenna on

Dee,

This has NOTHING to do with black fashion. I’m sure you know so much about the black community for you to give us this expert advice. Just because Willow, Phoenix, and Angel have cut their hair does not mean they represent that black community. I don’t know if you’ve done math lately but 3 children is not indicative of the majority. It’s funny how you had to make a race issue. Eveyrone had their opinion about what Wilow was wearing but your ignorant self had to make it about race. SMDH

ANON on

Sorry but I laughed when one of the parents claimed she was trying to be an individual and that the style was all her… Whoever said she was copying Rihanna’s hairstyle and Lady Gaga had a yard sale was right. Sorry But it’s a little over 4 months until Halloween….. And I saw that Oprah episode wow if I acted that way on tv my mom would slap me a good one.

Di on

I think Willow looks absolutely ridiculous. Her outfit is appropriate for Halloween. The hair style combined with the outrageous clothes is too over the top especially for a child. I am not criticizing the child but some adult near her put this outfit out there for her to wear.

The problem with these Hollywood kids is that they have no boundaries, they are treated like adults and as of consequence they have huge egos. Willow and Jaden have accomplished nothing and do not deserve a lavish premiere. The only reason Jaden got the part is because his dad who is an A-list actor pitched the movie to the Hollywood execs.

I do not understand people who put their children out there in the spotlight and expect them to be immune from criticism.

amy on

I caught the Oprah episode and all I have to say is Kanye West 2.0, surprised there egos could fit in the limo ride down

lizzielui on

Dee,

What black community are you speaking of? As a black woman I honestly have no idea what you are talking about. Again, this has nothing to do with black culture or race. Period. It’s a pop fad. Nothing more, nothing less.

Elle on

I’ve always appreciated that most of the comments on this site are generally positive towards the children. This is not going to be a nice. She looks ridiculous. She looks like a baby idiot. The entire look seems like an affectation. It looks like a costume. That is all.

pansy on

Whatever happened to mothers teaching their daughters how to how to grow up to have respect for themselves and to be productive human beings. It doesn’t matter that she is raised by hollywood parents. This family isn’t better than anyone else no matter how much money a person has. These children seem spoiled and some may say it is okay now, but later on when the child is older they will have many mental problems. Don’t say it doesn’t concern us because it does. The upbringing of every child affects us all one way or another.

nettrice on

Elle, it IS a costume! It’s a pageant (red carpets usually are).

Pansy, what mental problems are you referring to? What the real problem here?

Lilliana on

dressed way to old for her age?
i think not.

this outfit is not acceptable on a teenagers/adult either!!
yes it is an event to dress up for, but that ain’t dressing up, thats rolling around in the reject bin at hot topic.

J on

Exactly lizzielui and Jenna, I’m really getting tired of seeing posts like the one Dee made claiming some of these black kids styles are most likely just a racial trend of some sort when they are not.

If you don’t know for sure, don’t make a claim like that, it’s just ignorant.

J on

Lee, get over it, the outfit is hideous. I can’t imagine the anger you feel when Joan Rivers picks on strange celeb outfits if picking on one little outfit upsets you that much.

Anonymous on

she looks ridiculous.

D on

That hair is horrible!!

D on

If I had to chose between who’d I’d rather see act in this movie, it would be Will. I like him, but don’t care for Jada. I haven’t seen many of her movies. Haven’t seen any of the kids in one, except for his son, when he played along side his dad. Can’t think of the name of that one, but Will is an excellent actor. Loved him in Indepdendence Day!

Tee on

I’m sorry, but I would not allow my nine year old to step foot out of my house dressed like that. For that matter, I wouldn’t let my 19 year old dress like that! While it’s true that she is not showing any skin, it’s still horribly immodest! Why in the world would her parents let her wear that?

jordan on

First I understand that Willow is 9 but if her parents think it suitable who are we to judge. I think that Willow is showing to everybody that she doesn’t care what people think and she is happy with who she is. Willow can show that she is happy with herself other ways yes…but she chooses to do so in fashion. It takes some kids well into their adults years to accept themselves. Second, People who think the outfit is hideous oh well don’t buy it then…but Willow rocked it. Third do you really think Will and Jada would allow their kids to walk out the house if it was remotely inappropriate. Willow isn’t Dakota Fanning or Abigail Breslin…she is Willow. Hollywood isn’t only about acting and gigs it’s also about fashion and who’s rocking it. I see nothing wrong with Willow’s outfit nor hair….it’s different yes but defiantly not inappropriate

cara on

Gosh, she looks awful !

Megan on

WHAT IS THE BIG FRIGGIN DEAL?? I mean honestly I’ve not seen such UPROAT about an outfit in all my life–I mean would I choose it to wear, no–but it’s not like she’s there in a tube top and hot pants…so she decided to go outside the box–WHO CARES…it’s not a crime. Who are we to lay judgement on her–and frankly how is it that simple opinions about an outfit turn into some huge argument about race, her parents, and her cocky attitude??? Seriously people, it’s CLOTHES, if you don’t want your kids to wear that, then by all means don’t…but lets not make this a federal case. She’s a nine year old who decided to wear this on a red carpet for her brother…more power to her!

Lorus on

Not fond of her pants but the rest of the outfit is cute. Maybe a black skirt and tights would have been better.

I agree with the others who don’t see what the big deal is. She’s not showing off her belly, wearing a skirt that’s too shirt, etc. She experiments with her clothing which is a lot better than experimenting with other things!
Cindy Crawford lets Kaia wear makeup and I think she’s about the same age as Willow. I seriously doubt there are this many negative remarks about how she’s too young, etc.

Terri on

That is one wild outfit, but I love it!

Tamika on

WOW. WOW. WOW. I am all for letting your children have their own individualality but this is way too much. My children love to dress themselves and sometimes its crazy but I would at least want to be seen with them. She is to young to be making these kind of choices. What is going to happen when she becomes a teen??? Could it be the parents were trying to get some attention of their own? Not buying into this. SORRY !!!

momof4 on

tacky.

Melissa on

I wonder if she’s too young to appear in People’s or Mr. Blackwell’s worst dressed lists because she certainly does. What is she and her parents thinking? The hair is bad enough but the clothes?!? It’s like she’s trying to reincarnate Mr. T with MC Hammer! I think the only normal one of all three of Will’s kids is his oldest because Jayden & Willow seem too full of themselves.

Vix on

How cruel to look at a picture of a ten-year-old girl and say she looks ridiculous. No matter how ‘inappropriate’ you think it is, it is more inappropriate to make that sort of comment about a child.

She’s not dressed in a sexualising way. Therefore what she wears is fine. Who cares if it’s not to your taste. She’s got a smile a mile wide and is clearly being creative, confident, and original (although a bit eighties!) – surely all traits we want to encourage in children!

J on

To be honsest I think she looks awfull! She’s just 9,5 she should not be dressed this way!

sky on

Early fashi0n victim!!!

Tiffany on

You know what’s ridiculous? Grown people anonymously bashing a little kid for the clothing choices. Imagine if this little girl reads how cruel adults can be? This type of superficiality shouldn’t be found outside of a highschool lunch room – it shouldn’t be found anywhere for that matter.

iluvperfectparents on

Yawn I wouldn’t dress MY daughter like that but wake me up when she turns into Lindsey, Brit, Miley etc… I do think Jaden and Willow both got their start because of their parents but they both have talent and will continue to make it without Will and Jada getting them roles.

Lachesis7 on

Why does she have to conform to other people’s ideals? She is who she is. She isn’t being sexually provocative – she is being fun and flashy. She is expressing herself. Isn’t that what being a child is about – learning who you are?

Why are people threatened when others don’t conform? Just because it isn’t right for you doesn’t make it wrong for her. Be tolerant and stop judging.

Meg on

The only problem I have with her outfit is that she’s basically copying Rhianna. Get your own schtick, Willow.

Estoria on

There is a difference between looking classy and looking like it is Mr. Dress Up Day. I personally think her outfit is horrible. Why would a parent want to shave their child’s head like that and then spike it up? Maybe it is all in fun but I don’t think they realize how ridiculous it is and if they let her do crazy things now then what will they let her do later? Since when is the child the parent? What happened to boundaries and limitations? Oh, right I forgot, this is Hollywood where anything is acceptable even if it is ridiculous and self indulgence is paramount. Silly me!

meghen on

oh my. Someone got dressed in the dark.

Becca on

To everyone who has referenced Willow’s attire as something you’d wear on Halloween, keep in mind that Willow was actually BORN on Halloween so maybe she’s just into funky clothes?

One thing’s for sure….Willow DEFINITELY inherited Will’s ears!

I agree that a stylist is responsible for the get-up and that hairstyle.

I also agree that in any interview I’ve seen, both kids come across as very rude and arrogant and entitled – much like their parents. So far Jaden has had his acting parts handed to him because his dad arranged it that way. The same will happen with Willow, I’m sure.

The fact that Jaden is bullied by Willow and that he feels as though his parents take her side is obviously going to affect the relationship between the siblings. In these photos alone, you can clearly see that Jaden does not want to pose with his arm around his sister and is standing as far apart from her as he physically can.

As for Will and Jada’s marriage, isn’t it an open one? So, how family oriented can they be if that is the case? There’s been talk of Jada’s sexuality for YEARS. That she’s a lesbian who is only staying married because Will is her meal ticket. Don’t know how much of this is true but if they really do have a shame of a marriage then the fact that their kids dress like they are wearing a costume is probably the least thing on their minds.

Lee on

I have actually seen this mohawk type hairstyle more on black teenagers. I live in Brooklyn, NY and I take the subway everyday. I have seen this hairstyle in all variations, the one side shaved, both sides shaved, braids forming a mohawk, and so on. I have mostly seen it on teenagers and younger adults. though. I don’t think it is an issue to point out this hairstyle type is popular in the black community because it is. I don’t take offense, I am black and I do notice what the styles are with teens in all cultures. They are the ones I’m cringing at when they are loud and I am trying to get in a nap on my way to work!! lol. I don’t see the harm in Willow dressing like this as I posted previously. It is nice her parents allow her to express herself. I believe this will help her to be a confident young woman and in this day and age when so many girls are throwing up to stay skinny or starving themselves, or spending their parents money for the new fashion, Willow will grow into her own person.

Jenna on

@Lee,

Once again, you do not represent all of Black America. Just because you see a few teens on a Subway with shaved head does not make it “black fashion”. How many white kids do you see walking around with mohawks? One should be hesistant to comment if you cannot speak for the majority.

Melissa on

could care less about her clothes, i think its a shame she is taking the attention away from her brother. let him have his moment.

Jenn on

I don’t care for this look, but only because she looks so much like her Dad, that with the mohawk she looks entirely like a mini-Will! LOL. But I think it’s great that her parents let her have her own style.

Sam on

Well. I woke up grumpy today (raining out again!!) and came to one of my favorite sites to read the posts. I feel so much happier now! lol The posts here are FUNNY. NO ONE has said anything mean about little Willow. No one said she is ugly, short, too thin, nasty nose etc. etc.. It’s her clothes people are posting about (and some about her attitude – all very true). If Willow wants to be her ‘own person’ and dress so ‘grown up’ she just might be reading these. But since she is her ‘own person’ they won’t bother her at all, even at 9 (she is not 10).

Carry on……….

Whatever on

What’s ridiculous is the amount of time you people spend on commenting on her style. If it’s not hurting anyone, who cares? Live and let live!

elizabeth on

you people need to get out of middle america and come on in to 2010. that little girl is having the time of her life and being the unique person that she is. she has been raised by 2 people who are in love and who love her. she has been allowed to grow into the person she is meant to become and not stifled by people’s misplaced notions of what little girls should act like and wear. when i was 9, we all wanted to dress like madonna a la “like a virgin.” at least willow is fully covered. PLEASE STOP JUDGING PEOPLE!!! you have no right to put your narrow-minded views on others, especially a little girl who is just trying to stand out at her big brother’s big night.

Dee on

You people are RIDICULOUS!!!!! GET OVER IT, she is NOT YOUR CHILD!!!

Holy cow….how is what she is wearing inappropriate. As far as I’m concerned she is COVERED UP and not trying to act older than she is by having body parts exposed!!!

Who died and made all of you the fashion police….if you dont like it cool, say so and move on but what’s with the long drawn out assessment of Jada and WIll’s parenting style because of the way their kids dress?

Sorry to burst your lil bubbles but I work in three high schools and 90% of your sweet angelic daughters hop out of your cars and head straight to the washrooms where they change into some pretty indecent clothes with boobs, butts and belly hanging out everywhere.

SO before you all start judging make sure your own children aren’t at school embarassing you all!!!

Willow looks fabulous and stylish….all haters need to move on and have a great day :)

Sara-Eve on

It’s clear that this little girl is rather arrogant and that her parents hve indulged herself and her brother far too much into thinking that they are superstarts before their time…

However, while her outit is plainly ridiculous, at least she is covered up as opposed to poor little Noah Cyrus

aj on

Wow, smh at some of these comments. (in all seriousness) could someone please point me to these interviews where they’ve seen willow being so arrogant and disrespective, because i’ve never seen them. The last time I saw her was on Oprah and she spoke for all of 30 secs about her hair cut.

In the picture where she’s alone showing so called “attitude” the budding actress/singer was actually filming footage for her music video called “Rockstar”

Jaden and Willow took plenty of pictures together, and they certainly didn’t look like enemies to me, I find it hard to believe neither of his parents ever take Jaden’s side in any sibling squabbles that they have even if Willow does “bully” him. Kids like to exaggerate, (but I could be wrong).

anyway I hope the Smiths continue to be a loving supportive blended family and keep doing them.

Mari on

I won’t be a judge of character, but they LOOK absolutely ridiculous. And Willow is too much dressed up for her age, even considering the occasion.

TJ on

Good God Ya’ll! She is in a wealthy Hollywood family. Not surprised. Doesn’t mean I like it though!

amandamay on

aj – now willow’s a budding “singer” with a video coming out? – guess i’m not surprised. i’m sooo tired of celebs using their status to get/buy their kids a “career”…. might do them some good to actually have to start at the bottom and work their way up – it builds character.

aj on

From what I’ve heard and read she apparently is. I’ve never been denied anything because of any of the Smiths’ successes, so I’m not going to hate on other people’s goals or dreams, even if their parents did give them a helping hand. I say more power to her. As for the last, well it’s not for me to say what she should be doing to build character.

Jenn on

I am not a fan of the Smith family. As several have already mentioned, they appear to be arrogant and they have clearly passed it onto their kids.

Emily on

I love it. Good for her! She is not showing skin and looking like a slut -like most hollywood kids. She’s having fun AT A MOVIE PREMIERE! Not a business meeting! Ya’ll need to get a grip. It takes guts to be 9 years old and go against the grain.. Most adult women wont step out the box if their friends arent looking the same. As long as she doesnt look 19 instead of 9. LIVE IT UP WILLOW! Will and Jada clearly have raised independent, lively children who know how to have age appropriate fun! LOVE IT

Denise on

For all of you who are complaining about those who say this is like a Halloween costume, it is inappropriate, it is an attention grabber, it was picked out by an adult, etc…stop complaining when people are expressing their opinion…this site asked everyone to express their opinion …I quote:

TELL US: What do you think of Willow’s look?

And as for the ones who think Willow is reading celebrity baby blog and will see these comments…I seriously doubt a 9 year old is reading this site looking for comments on her outfit. And if she is, so what? Now she knows what some of the public thinks. Is it going to change the way she dresses? Probably not? I have three daughters and they could care less what the public thinks about their own outfits.

This forum is for comments, good and bad and like I said, the site asked for everyone to give input.

Becca on

@Lee…What on EARTH are you talking about??

Sam on

@Denise – YES YES YES! I’ve said similar things many times, but some don’t get it. Certain posters come here telling us not to be ‘nasty’ or ‘mean’ and yet they’re the ones calling fellow posters worse names. The beat goes on……

Sam on

@Becca – I tried to figure it out too, but can’t find it. Lee, what are you talking about?

Npc206 on

UGH!

And yes, they are a very arrogant family and always have been. Just the fact that they remade Karate Kid with that tiny little boy who can hardly open his mouth past a pout when he speaks (still) says it all. “You’re like Yoda, and I’m a Jedi”. WHAT?

He’s a spoiled child whose Daddy got him in the door and now they’re grooming the little girl to be another arrogant, stuck up diva.

Sorry ya’ll. But I think the reason there is so much feedback is that so many think the same thing about the Smiths and now we have a forum to express it within.

Lisa on

The outfit is adorable and extremely fashionable. I’m not a big fan of the hairdo, though. She’s too cute for that look and it takes away from her face.

And for the record, Jada is a very down to earth Mom. They did a profile and home visit with her in Cookie Magazine (which I miss dearly) and I have nothing negative at all to say about her or her parenting.

Lee on

So let me get this straight, You waste your whole time hating a family you have never meet? Do any of you realize how stupid that sounds?

Bugs on

In my opinion, i see that there are other ways to show that you’re an attention seeker and that’s by using your own kids. Since Will or Jada can’t do it, well, they got Willow to show it. It’s just my perception.

Sam on

Lee, Lee, Lee. You’re here hating on ‘us’. Do you realize how………never mind.

Becca on

@Lee, speaking only for myself, I don’t consider my posting a comment (my very first comment on this blog), which took me all of two minutes to type, to be “wasting my whole time.”

I don’t see anyone here “hating” this family so to call perfect strangers “stupid” is really over the top in my opinion.

As Denise stated, the readers of this blog were ASKED TO COMMENT on this particular story and photos. That is the point of this blog, is it not? To express OPINIONS which will differ as people have different thoughts and ideas and feelings on whatever the subject may be and have every right to express them. Just because you don’t agree with some, you think that gives you the right to be rude and obnoxious to people that YOU will never meet? I don’t think so! Are you the editor of this blog?

You never explained your tirade against me, either. Still don’t know what on earth you were talking about.

Laura on

So it’s not okay for anyone to dislike this outfit..but it’s okay for a whole bunch of you to personally attack other posters for simply having a opinion?
To be honest, I’m sick of the same old crap everytime I read the comments section. YAWN

J on

Dee (June 9th) not sure what schools you are referring to but not all kids go to the washrooms to tramp themselves up after they leave home in the morning.

Willow looks ridiculous and just silly and that’s our opinions. Why you and people like Lee are having such fits and taking personal offense about it all is just odd.

J on

I love how Lee calls others creepy here and way too concerned about Willow, yet she’s the one here making personal attacks to more than a handful of people over simple clothing comments. Now she’s an expert on black culture because of the hair style of Mel B’s kids and Willow Smith. Go figure.

Perhaps Lee you should follow your own advice and “gasp” get a life offline. You really have nerve making comments like that to others with the way you treat way too many people here.

tunisha on

willow hair looks ok but why did she cut it mohawks are out of style she looks ok and everything but she dress up like a grown ladie and her mom does not care what her daugher do and she bullies her brother she would not do that to me her mom needs to talk to her she is getting out of control she looks nice but to much

LB on

The outfit is definitely ugly, but not inappropriate. Looks like she’s trying to draw attention to herself. Like others said, the whole family are attention seekers and arrogant.

Lee on

to clear it up its two lee’s. I made the one comment about the hair style that I see on many black teenagers in my day to day life. The other stuff is from the other lee. It is sad this thread has gotten so crazy. I just made a statement on what I observe in the city I live in. I think teenagers will try all types of crazy things, even if just once. I do agree that Willow is too young to be allowed to dress this way, if she was 12-13 I would understand.

Sam on

Two Lees is confusing and not fair to the one Lee. Maybe one of you can switch it up with a small letter ‘l’ or even add an extra ‘e’, to become lee or Leee, so we know who we’re ‘talking’ to. There used to be two Sams so I put a capital ‘S’ on my name. :)

jorden on

So much negativity! It seems like the Smiths are allowing their children to be individuals without being inappropriate. Willow is not overly “made up” like the little girls in beauty pageants, and she is not in anything too revealing. Will and Jada must be doing something right. Their children are thriving and the whole family seems very emotionally connected and loving. Isn’t that the real issue? Hair and fashions change, but hopefully this family will remain a loving and connected family.

jorden on

Will and Jada Smith are both talented, they seem to have a loving and committed family unit. They love their children and are apparently content to allow them to express their own creativity. I sense quite a bit of hostility that is way out of proportion to a little girl’s outfit. Quite frankly I don’t think they are concerned with the haters and nay-sayers. They are happily “doing them”. Maybe these comments are more a reflection of the characters of the posters than of the Smith family. Just a thought.

jorden on

Speaking to those who are taking little Willow’s outfit and blowing it WAY out of proportion. Your comments reflect more about your own character than on whether or not Willow should have worn that particular outfit on that particular evening. In my humble opinion there is a whole lot of hating going on here. How about spending more time building up your own families and stop trying to tear down the Smiths who most likely aren’t overly concerned about your negativity. They look happy and seem to be truly thriving.

Nikki on

Take the stick out people. All of their kids are very grounded and doing well. If Will & Jada are OK with it, then who are you all to judge. They are very much involved in their kids lives and are doing a great job in raising them. She is not being skimpy and as Jada said on Oprah, “it’s just hair, it will grow back”.

F. Raymond on

I think it’s tight! And you negative commentators are trippin’.

Audrey S on

I don’t particularly care for the outfit or hairstyle.
I just finished looking at Sasha Obama who is her age
and the contrast in style is remarkable between the two
Sasha looks like a cute little nine year old…and Willow
looks over done..Little girls need to be little girls and
Willow’s outfit is not age appropiate in my opinion..I
think the parents had some input on Willow’s style.

arules on

crazy hair-do, oh well thank God her dad is Wil Smith.

Irishcream on

She looks super cute…and I would think its super cute if the outfit didn’t cost a couple thousand…kids will be kids. Its all about her brother so she needed some spot light.

Margaret on

IT looks terrible, it is a shame, I thought Will was more intelligent than that to fix his daughter’s hair like that. Please go back to the cute little girl hair styles. She’s a pretty little girl.

hi y'all on

hey people – get over yourselves…she’s a kid who likes to express herself who happens to have wealthy parents who can afford to indulge her style. She and her brother are both bright, talented and beautiful young people. You’re all just jealous :-)

Leonie on

she reminds me of Rihanna, i like how it looks but when i think that she is just nine, i’m like omg. where is this world going to? And Will and Jade doesn’t seem to be bad parents but that they allow this!

Toni on

I’m sorry to everyone that thinks this is horrible…but really she is 9!! There is not any skin showing which in hollywoods culture is an amazing change and at least she kept with the same color palate…i say if she likes that outfit and wants to wear it you go girl and rock it for as long as you want because you will look back and think you look rediculous just like everyone else does with pictures of themselves at 9.

Anonymous on

Speaking to those who are taking little Willow’s outfit and blowing it WAY out of proportion.. She’s just a kid and it’s comments from people like you that start giving sweet little girls like her a complex.
It was a movie premire people.. get over it!!

Willow.. You go girl!!! Don’t ever be afraid to express yourself and don’t pay attention to all the negative feedback.

Ebony Coleman on

I think she looks like a kid enjoying herself, its her style and i also feel the adults are over thinking the imagination and creativity of a child. Jada and will are obviously doing a great job she’s not showing any skin and if you look closely she’s wearing animal print like a child, not latex and silicone. Leave Willow alone and let her enjoy herself, maybe some of these critics should throw on some animal print, it might put a smile on their faces… lighten up people.

FC on

Honestly, she’s not showing any skin, so I don’t see the big deal. As for the outfit, it may not be my cup of tea personally in any sense, but if that’s what she wanted to wear, then all the more power to her. Children do have minds of their own, even at nine. They have a sense of what they like, and if that’s what she wanted to wear, so what!

Her cuteness makes the outfit work…for her.

AB on

She looks utterly ridiculous and her parents look like fools for letting her dress like that… The boy also looks freakishly “adult”. These are children, regardless of the occasion or who their parents are. They (Will and Jada) show very poor judgment to parade their children in front of everyone looking so stupid. Sorry, but the little girl looks like a hooker. Tragic.

AB on

Aside from the fact they both look stupid, they also look like spoiled little brats. Sounds like the parents’ money paid for this entire project. And then they went and bought the kids ridiculous-looking outfits – if you think that little girl picked this outfit out herself, you’re delusional. This is obviously a sad attempt at publicity that was masterminded by someone older than nine. Sad, sad, sad.

Lexi61 on

Personally I am not surprised at her look. Jada is a trend-setter, and the Smiths are Hollywood Glammed all the time. So it’s only natural that her mom would allow her to wear this look or any others.
White star’s kids have always dressed weird or over the top…..so no big deal because Willow is too. DO YOUR THING PRINCESS SMITH!!!!!!!!! :-)

Amanda on

I think that Willow looks POPPIN’!

ALI on

i personally think her look is awesome. she reminds me a little of myself when i was her age. i was funky and always changing my hair.. as a matter of fact i still am! ha. but her look is extremely unique and really fun! if ANY 9 year old has the guts to dress like this i give them Props! this look caught my eye when i saw it on her. i just thought to myself “YES! finally someone with COOL and wacky Style!”

Betty Ann on

Well I guess everyone else in this forum is just raising perfect kids arent they! Shes a child leave her alone! Not like shes pole dancing like Miley Cyrus!

lisa on

did they want 2 boys?

Mare on

They are so full of themselves.. Really???

MYb on

I am a mother of a 9 year old. It is clear to me that the women who have posted negative comments about this child being arrogant and attention seeking as if they have had numerous interactions with this child are a bunch of limited, judgemental hens. There was nothing loving about your statements so I give you no love.

You all make me angry. Think about what you all wore at 9, 12, 14, 16, ect. Is the outfit something that I would wear no not really however she is 9 and she is exploring what looks right for her. Her style of dress not about the rest of you.

You don’t have to like what she is wearing. However, while making your comments it is a very baaaaad look to try to break a little girls spirit.

Willow if you like it then I Love it. Rock on little sister.

Aye! on

In my opinion the outfit is ridiculous, she looks like a mini me of Rhianna (whom might I add looks crazy sometimes as well) I beleive it is ok to allow your children to have their own identity, but children need limits. And I agree there is no skin showing, but wow, they outfit is way too off the wall, she will have plenty of time to be a grown up, let her be a child. Who knows she may even feel pressure to stand out, because her brother is in the lime light.

felisha on

omg ive never had anything bad to say about will and jada but damn why in the world would u cut your daughters pretty hair off like that she such a cute girl im down with expressing your self but dont cut your babys hair come on now u two no better and i know both of your mothers will feel the same way ..other than that hair cut i think you two are perfect ..

Phoebe on

Really people!!! Your really all gonna sit there and judge the Smith’s parenting style. That alone is ridiculous.

She’s a kid. I think she looks good. I love how you take this one outfit and assume shes gonna be an out-of-control teen in the next 7-9 years. It’s a phase. Maybe one day she may want to be a glam diva, you gonna talk about how much makeup she wears, or why she looks so mature and stuff.

Just because it doesn’t suit your style, doesn’t mean she should dress like a “Dakota Fanning”, very clean cut, cutesy girl. Willow is hot, love her hair style. Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Leave the child alone…

Deb on

She is awesome; the Fresh Prince’s daughter. She doesn’t have half of her body hanging out and she isn’t in 4 inch heels. She looks like a little girl having a blast.

Amanda on

What is so wrong with what she is wearing? She isn’t showing any body parts that shouldn’t be seen. Yes the clothes are very loud but who cares? she is having fun let her be.

JSmith1 on

One comment asked where was Jada when Willow got dressed, where was Will when Jada got dressed? This little girl looks a mess and at 9 yrs old this should tell her parents that they indeed need to exercise thier parental skills.

shannon on

I don’t understand how what she is wearing reflects how her parents are raising her. I have a daughter who is 13 and even though I buy her very fashionable clothes chooses to dress like a bum when she goes to school. It has nothing to do with how I’ve raised her and everything to do with how her friends and peers see her. They all seem to dress the same and anyone who dresses differently is not a part of the crowd. Thank God that this child seems to have her own sense of style. It is not our place to agree or disagree about it. And for those that say she acts like a diva and seems spoiled and entitled, clearly do not watch Teresa and her daugthers on the Real Housewives of New Jersey. And for anyone who wants to know I am black and it has nothing to do with race and everything to do with how we see ourselves. Because Teresa’s girls act very diva-like, spoiled and entitled but with a mother like that how can you blame them.

zxvasdf on

How is this outfit inappropriate? It’s just a nine year old child’s way of expressing her self. She’s not wearing skin tight clothes or too much skin exposure. Think of it as an artist trying out something new. Willow is not your child, so you have no right to judge her outfit. Just because her family is famous movie stars does not mean that you can critique her outfit. How dare you say such harsh words to a nine year old. My own two daughters think her outfit is “funky”. Her hair reminds me of Rhianna’s hair. She is a strong young lady and a good role model for young girls. Let kids have fun with their outfits and hairstyles while they still can. once they get into the working world they won’t be able to play, so the time to play is now. Aslong as there is not indecent exposure I say let kids have fun.

jane on

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! my nine year old wears great fasion all the time. kids at school make fun of her. i asked her once when she wore an over the top out fit to school…”did you feel cute and would you wear it again”? she looked up with a sly smile and said “YES”! i’m sure all the little willows and marions will some day change the world, maybe not in the fasion industry, but it takes a lot to know who you are and what you like at nine, imagine what they will be like in ten years…SUCCESSFUL. as long as a chile is dressed modest why would you ever ridicule them. keep it up willow. i thought you looked AMAZING!!!

Anita on

I wouldn’t let my child out of the house wearing something that looked this stupid. I hope the hair was free because they were ripped off if they paid someone to do that! Absolutely ridiculous!!!

Blythe on

Her outfit looks ridiculous, she looks very silly but it really isn’t that big of a deal. I don’t see what the black community has to do with ANY of this. The whole shaving the head thing was popular, but, it wasn’t THAT popular and it’s pretty much out of style now. I’m not speaking for the entire black community just what I see on the streets of NYC.

I was always a child with a lot of personal style and my mom for the most part was very supportive of that. I feel that her outfit is just way too gaudy. She probably could have done better dressing herself.

pam on

whatever…I think it cute to let the children dress the way they want,that’s a part of the freedom of expression we have…the clothes are not explicit so let her be…

ela on

Oh my goodness. That is actually frightening! I mean she’s such a cutie but what the heck is she wearing and what’s with the mohawk?

Althea on

I have a great deal of respect for Will and Jada Smith and think they have a lot of talent, but in these pics the daughter looks like a cross between Mr T and M.C Hammer.

lauryn on

She did this because she wants publicity she wanted to have talking about her like they were about karate kid we were hardly giving willow a chance because we were always talking about jaden cause he can dance and he made a song with justin bieber so she wanted just a little publicity little 8 year old Lauryn know whats with her she wouldn’t just say I want to wear a outfit like rihanna because I’m fine not possible if is crazy mixed up world.

Tieraney on

WOW!!! All of you need to quit! This is a child who has parents who allow “their” daughter to express herself in her own “natural state”. I think Will and Jada are doing a fantasic job in their careers and in the way they are raising their children. Will has an ex-wife and along with her husband, they raise the children together. Something most of you who have step-children-ex-spouses-the-list-goes-on-I bet aren’t doing. Their children are beautiful, talented and are making a name for themselves in Hollywood but most importantly, they could care less about what all of you are saying about them.

I saw this beautiful family on Oprah and thought the show was fantasic. Will and Jada shared their experience in China (where The Karate Kid was filmed). Will’s oldest son couldn’t be with his family in China because of his games (he plays football). What’s wonderful is Will came back to the States every weekend to see his son play.

Being a Black Woman, I think it’s beautiful Will and Jada allow their children to express themsevles, not to care what others think and it’s okay to be different. Really, no one has to be like anyone else.

I hope most of you can say the same for your children/step children and any other children you may have.

GO JADA AND WILL!!!

Pistol on

So much arrogance at such a young age for so little reason.

Deborah on

I agree…. Let kids be kids, especially in Hollywood. I lost my job in March and can’t find another one and they go out and spend money such frivilous things, just because you can..

Amanda on

So the outfit is wild, definitely. But she’s a kid. I think it’s awesome. She’s 9 years old what would you expect? She’s at a point where she wants to pick out what she wears, and she’s young enough to choose goofy stuff like this. Just by looking at her you can see how confident she is. Why wouldn’t they let her wear this? She’s completely covered up and it’s not like she’s wearing it to school. She’s at a movie premier, why not have some fun?

Tessa on

Love the Smith family but there is nothing cute or attractive about that hair cut!

Ruth on

I really like her boots and jacket!

Maggie on

Why is it that little girls have the need to grow up so fast and dress like a 20yr old? I hate the hair style and the outfit, it’s something you would wear as a Halloween Costume.

mochababe73 on

To NOAN:
He couldn’t wear it because the colors didn’t match. He wasn’t going ANYWHERE with me looking like a clown. Period. End of discussion. Not one time did I EVER say that it was not appropriate. He knew what he was doing, and he told me that he knew that I would say no. As a parent it is my job to GUIDE him. If he wanted to wear a black shirt, it would have been fine. I don’t need any child psychologist spouting to me when it is appropriate for MY child to chose his own outfits. I REFUSE to allow my sons to look like fools. It reflects not only on them but on me. Not that it’s any of your business, but BOTH of my children (ages 12 and 6) choose their own outfits. But, I HAVE FINAL APPROVAL.
I get so sick and tired of people saying children use their clothes to “express themselves”. There are plenty of ways to express yourself without looking a mess. There’s art, music, drama, speaking, writing that can be used as a creative means by which to express yourself.

elizabeth on

She looks ridiculous!! She’s probably just trying to get a little bit of attention since her brother is in a movie. How did he get the role anyway? Oh right, his parents produced the movie. Say no more!!

sarah on

That is atrocious. They are so weird with their kids! Those kids talk like little adults–so odd.

woeisme on

I’m sorry but some parents want their kids to make an impression that perhaps the kid herself/himself is not seeking.This outfit looks like a costume and maybe that was their intent? What happened to these kids’ childhood.Are the Smith’s and the Cruise’s vying for I WANT TO MAKE MY KID INTO AN ADULT SOONER THAN NEED BE AWARD?

woeisme on

I don’t believe this is a “black culture thing” – don’t insult an entire race because of celebrity fashion.The Smith’s are not the only “stars’ to do this kind of thing to their kids – look at the Cruise’s (letting a small kid wear highheels is tantamount to child abuse since highheels cause so many foot problems later in life-bunions, fallen arches, etc.)A kid could still be allowed to pick what they like from choices the parents give them.That’s what is called smarter parenting.If you gave your kid everythng or anything that they want without any kind of limitations what’s to prevent Shiloh from going without a top in public(say at any age she wants) because she likes to dress like a boy?It’ called being a parent not a friend.

amy on

Maybe in this situation it is a little “over the top”, but it is also feasible that they feel that they are giving her the space to develop her own personality and style . Not that its close to the same situation, but I can think of many trips to the store w/ my kids wearing non traditional clothing ( batman costumes etc)

Shaya on

I love the Smiths, even though I don’t understand Willows style, at least she’s being herself & being unique. She sure is full of personality & confident. :)

Bonita on

Why they would let that child come out loking like that is beyond me. She looks ridiculous.
Will and Jada should have put their foot down…..right on the throat of whoever coordinated that disatrous look.

will on

awww she is soooo beautiful.I love this family!They a very sweet.Little Willow is a very beautiful little girl:)

mpb on

The comment comparing the daughter of Will Smith, Hollywood Actor and the daughter of Barack Obama, President of the United States is ridiculous. Think about context! Of course Willow wanted attention for herself…she is part of a family of stars! What do you expect?

Wild? yes! But I’m not shocked.

mpb on

as for all of the “hating” behind the kids getting roles because of their parents…GET OVER IT! This is not new! Most successful business is a “who you know” business…from Hollywood to Corporate America. If the kids want in, mom and dad should make it happen if the can.

harriet on

I obviously think that there’s nothing wrong with the dress code. This is fabulous. Let them wear what they like. Just because you did nt have a fabulous life when you were young does nt make you judge them. Go on fab bids never mind what haters say…..

timikalwimberly on

Sorry, but she looks ridiculous. She likes to get attention and obviously loves drawing it away from her brother even when it’s his moment. He is a better actor. It’s natural and he looks realistic. She tries tooooo hard and it comes across as unbelievable. He has a more mature approach to things. I understand that she wants attention and wants to act and all that stuff but maybe her parents need to help her find out what she is really good at first and then let her jump into it.

Lisa on

I personally LOVE IT!! As a kid, my mom allowed me to express myself and that is why I am the person I am today. I think if there is no substance on the inside than that would definitely be a problem. My daughter has pink highlights in her braids (her choice) BUT I would not allow her to be half naked. Every parent is different. We should be us and respect others to be themselves. GO WILLOW!!!!

tood on

i don’t understand why people have such negative comments, i like the outfit and atleast she doesnt have skin showing, shes expressing herself and i like it

Brittany on

First, What do you people think kids dress like now-a-days? babies wear jordan’s nikes, vans… and so on. This girl is growing up in a family of successful public figures no better way of letter her have self identity than lettering her express herself in an appropriate manor. The only reason you don’t see everyday children wearing the same thing is because they can’t afford it point blank. Growing up in that family I’d need to express myself and set myself apart form them, Her and her brother already look a like she needs her own identity. All of you who say other wise, either

A. Do not see the kids at schools now who dress like streetwalkers. or
B. Are jealous that these kids have great opportunities because their parents are public figures.

I bet Britney Spears wore age appropriate clothes, where is she now? Lindsey Lohan?

Misswright on

She really looks normal in Britain. A lot of kids dress like this but unless you leave the US you will never know.

Kat on

Hey I think, after watching her new music video, that she sings very well and she should use this opportunity. But, I’m sorry to tell she’ll not get more fans if she looks like that. She’s kinda trying to get older, well not older, we’d say, bigger, cooler, greater. She is in way to things I don’t wanna think about, I’m sorry Will but get some advice now, or you’ll be late!!

Wendy on

She’s a CHILD…I think that all of the nasty comments were uncalled for, consider how you would have felt hearing someone criticize you at that age. She is not yours, so maybe all of you adults who sit in judgment of a 9 yr old should really shut up and take stock of your own selves. She dresses how she wants to and if her parents allow her to, that is up to them. SHE IS THEIRS!!!

I just don’t get why people are so worked up over a child’s clothes. She is not dressed in an indecent manner.I think that she is expressing herself, we all have free will so let Willow express her artistic side and you haters out there, find someone your own age to pick on.

stephen on

look maybe Mr.Smith is allowing his son and daughter to use the freedom of expression and creativity and that is how they choose to do it i dont see this as a problem there beautiful kids and they look cute hell if i was not gay and i had a family i would require the kids to express them selves how ever there little hearts desired

Affie on

Lol, She is as cute as can be and so is their family! They have worked so hard to get where they are and their children are paving their own way as well! They’re all successful and at the age of 9, she can wear whatever she wants if its not provocative! Their well behaved and have their own goals, and are beyond talented. Did you not see Karate Kid? Did you not hear Willow’s voice? PLEASE! If she wanted to shave her head I would let her! And half of the parents complaining, children probably run all over you! BYE! Im #TEAMSMITH!
Young Addy signing out=)
p.s. I dont think they think they’re hotter than what they are because they seem quite HUMBLE to me! But in my opinion, THEY ARE HOTTER THAN WHAT THEY THINK THEY ARE!

Anonymous on

LOVE IT LOVE THE HAIR OUTFIT EVERYTHING

Anonymous on

I like the last comment :) sorry friends, but that´s the right one.

chelle on

she looks like a boy and that out fit its crazy looking!

anaastasiad on

oh come on you people! she is just amazing! she looks like a girl of her age. I haven’t seen her hearing heels or make-up like Katie Holmes daughter and so many other! she doesn’t pretend to be someone she is not. I’ve watched her at Ellen’s show and she talks like my sister who is her age. Stop being so judgemental with everyone you are just jealous of.

Grammy Connie on

They are all adorable and I say go for it on expressing yourself !!! I’m happy they don’t look like Barbie and Ken !! They all look awesome and I happen to be one of those who allowed my children to express themselves and they’ve grown up very individual, self reliant and major talented…………even though these AR hicks we live around do not quiet know how to deal with anyone who doesn’t have the same hair style as they………….but I say hip hip hooray !! Go Smith Family !!

Madison Macy on

I think her style is aweosme!

Eric on

Willow how do u get your hair that way in a heart that’s cool

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