Willow and Jaden Smith are “getting pimped and exploited”, according to NAACP Image Award nominee (2011) and Waiting To Exhale author, Terry McMillan.
After hearing that Willow is simultaneously working on an album and remake of the musical Annie with her dad, Will Smith and Jay-Z, McMillan had this to tweet:
"The Smith children already act like child stars. There's an arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. I find it incredibly sad."
"It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they're already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?"
"A lot of A-list movie stars shielded their children from the Hollywood-world until they were old enough to decide. Look at those who didn't."
"Look at Lindsay. Phoenix. To name but a few. They miss out on childhood. It's more important than fame."
Think that Willow and Jaden are Lucky to have the opportunity to do what they love? Terry calls “Total B.S.”!
"These kids don't already know what they "love". Total bullshit. They're not prodigies. They think Hollywood is real."
"Why don't they do a remake of The Little Rascals and call it a day? Or, come up with an original film with some ethnic pride. Come on."
"Okay. I've said enough about the Smith children. I'm not debating about them. It's just my opinion. People can justify anything, though."
"I raised my son. I'm not wasting another minute worrying about how Will & Jada are raising their kids."
"P.S. I loved the Karate Kid."
Well, apparently The Karate Kid had enough ethnic pride and originality for Terry!
What do you think? Are Jada and Will exploiting their kids? Are the Smith Kids too young to work Big Willie style?
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