TORONTO — The 12-year-old daughter of movie star Will Smith has sparked a heated debate on social media about whether the video for her song “Summer Fling” is appropriate for someone her age.
In the video, Willow Smith — as Melodic Chaotic — is seen in the arms of an older male and singing lyrics like: “Don’t really care what we do tonight / Goodnight kisses if the mood is right.”
People are sharing their reactions to the video on Twitter.
“The Willow Smith music video is so uncomfortable to watch,” @tiffanyford posted.
“Someone Needs to Remind Willow Smith That She’s 12,” tweeted @sexy_lolamari.
“You’re 12 what’re you doing,” asked @xoxallie.
@MamatogaJenny opined: “Willow Smith’s ‘Summer Fling’ is totally inappropriate. If my 12yo ‘walked the beach at midnight’ w/ her older boyfriend we’d have problems.”
Twitter users are also suggesting Smith needs some family intervention.
“Will needs to reach for the belt,” tweeted @mykieredmanreal.
@Kat_1ofAKind wrote: “Willow Smith needs to go live with her uncle n aunt in Bel Air…Dat kid messed up!”
In the video, Smith sings: “You tell me that I’m the one / I tell you it’s just for fun / We walk the beach at midnight / And watch the stars in the clear skies / We both say I love you.”
She also sings: “It’s just a couple of months but we do it anyway.”
Bruna Nessif of E! Online praised “Summer Fling” as catchy but said the video “may have taken all of the attention from the song.”
At the UK’s Metro, Christopher Hooton referred to a scene in which Smith’s love interest lifts her off her feet. “Seriously, does someone need to call the police?,” he asked.
Not everyone believes it’s age-inappropriate.
“I don’t see what all the fuss is about,” tweeted @cLare_beaR_. “I really like that new song. get over it.”
Added @MomaCali: “I like your new video…reminds me of being young and free. Good for YOU!”
WATCH THE VIDEO…AND THEN HAVE YOUR SAY BELOW…
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