Not clicking a link since you can embed youtube vids on here and you are suppose to.
Also care to say who it is? Im gonna go out on a limb and say Willow Smith from the age.
If it is yes they have gone TOO far. She is TOO young to be in that industry and doing the things she is doing and dressing the way she is dressing. I
have lost a lot of respect for Will Smith. I know people love him and all but come on she is 11, let her be a kid.
I hate to say it but she will probably grow up with issues like almost all child stars..
What kind of parents allow their 11 year old daughter to participate in a video/song like this?
I find it odd that the word teenage is in the introduction of the song but she is 11 years old. The producers of this video should be charged with
some type of crime, it's not pornography but it certainly is degrading to children.
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11 years old... so that would mean she's right in the middle of her 'learning through imitating' developmental stage.
Nobody can see the "big picture" until they are well into their 20's, but as humans are natural imitators youngsters can certainly be convincing in
their endeavours to have their desires feed.
But desire can never be satisfied, and attempting to do so will turn it into a monster that will devour the youngster and rob them of their power when
they have finally become adults. Sadly, as adults, their application of their willpower will be fleeting and easily diverted.
Yeah, that's messed up. I don't know who it is, I've never seen her before. What strikes me is the attitudes of these girls. Look at the shirts
that say 'all about me', who's raising these kids nowadays to think like this?
In the search for profits, the industry targeted the most common denominator. Sex. When the hormones kicks in, they're more vulnerable. See what it
does to adults already.
It's a war for your money, logical that they'll go after the weaknesses and try to get to the next generation before they're fully aware. When a
media try to use our instinctual urges at our expanse, it's not art anymore.
All I can hear or see now from this kind of culture is: "Here... fishy, fishy!" and they all come.
I guess it just depends on how you see her.
While I was watching this video, looking beyond the "sex" of it all, I saw a human being on a journey. Watch it again, if you dare. See her in the
front dancing, focus on her eyes, then see the rest of the group. Just copies of herself. Then look at the other side, the one in black and white.
Now, don't listen to the words like she is trying to get a boys attention.
Then, watch more recent videos of different groups. You will see the same things. Black and white images with one main theme. Coming together as
What you/we/all see is a choice, more and more people are starting to see the love and unity.
Search for the good and you will find it.
Don't bother commenting about if you think I am right, or crazy. It does not matter to me. I am just answering your question.
I'm about to launch into a feminist diatribe - who knows why - it's only 6:50 in the morning. But I can't help it - I am for some reason compelled
(and, by the way - it's not really a feminist diatribe - so, bear with me)
my niece started dancing, unprompted, to any music she heard when she was around 1 year old. She couldn't walk yet, but she would start moving to the
rhythm - shaking her hips (as best she could while sitting), waving her arms - the whole thing. When she started to walk, we would have to wait for
her to finish dancing every time she heard music at the mall before we could move on.
A very good friend of mine told me a little story once about how she went to check on her very young daughter at one point - and found her wearing her
jewelry, smeared in lipstick and dancing - apparently quite provocatively - in front of a full length mirror. With no music.
And she asked - in a very concerned voice - where on earth did she learn to do that? You see - my friend had no TV - it wasn't allowed - there really
was no where for her daughter to even find something to mimic. It was all her baby. :-)
What's truly amusing about this story is my concerned friend was now a mother, and of course a good mother. Her concern is completely natural - and a
good thing to boot. But she and I used to go clubbing together, and well - she is insane on the dance floor. Apple doesn't fall far from the tree I
My real point is - dancing is natural - for boys and girls. It is just in there somewhere waiting to come out. And any woman who ever was a little
girl (ahem) remembers all too well how much they liked to dance. They probably still do. The desire to move like that at such an early age may or may
not be sexual - you could make an argument that children are sexual naturally, but it tends to creep people out and start arguments. Whether they are
or not - they don't have any experience - whatever it is to them, they don't associate it with sex - yet.
Dancing just feels good. And the body can only move so many ways...
So, it's an eye of the beholder thing. And here's where it gets interesting - at least to me. I can't know this for sure - but I have a feeling the
few people that have responded in this thread are all men. Maybe fathers too, but it doesn't make any difference really. Your reactions are pretty
And good for you - that distancing is completely normal as well.
You see what you see because you're men. You could dress girls up in garbage sacks stuffed with newspaper and on some level that dance would still be
Enter the burka...
sounds like I'm trying to pick a fight, but - what I'm really saying is, it's just nature - not sin.
I'd be interested to hear what women have to say about all this - not that there haven't been women in here as well - as I said, I can't tell for
and now Miss Willow Smith - whipping her hair :-)
I have to agree with the OP on some of this however. It's not about the girls, it's not about the dancing - but the packaging and marketing.
That part is not up to little girls - they don't see themselves exactly that way yet. So, there is that. You're not really right, but you're not
really wrong either.
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The music industry has always been about the money not the music (excluding a lot of indie/underground scenes). Unfortunately, it's all about what
can sell. Little girls tend to buy a lot of music, so the industry markets to little girls often.
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