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Willow Smith Joins a Campaign to Combat Cyber Bullying

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Willow Smith is working alongside Seventeen.com to push a campaign against digital bullying or online bullying.

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Willow Smith, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s youngest child, has endured a lot of criticism lately. Many people believe her eccentric appearance (e.g. colorful hairstyles, colorful clothing) is an indication that she is heading down a path to destruction that is most often seen in children of celebrities.

Smith is standing up to cyber bullying by participating in Seventeen.com’s new digital anti-cyber bullying campaign. The campaign, titled Delete Digital Drama, empowers young girls and women to disengage in cyber bullying by deleting hurtful comments they see about themselves or others. Smith has signed on to help the campaign, and was snapped holding the campaign’s “Delete” tee.

Last year amid criticism of how she and husband Will Smith raise their children, Jada Pinkett-Smith wrote an open letter via Facebook to set the record straight about she and Will Smith’s decision to allow Willow to rock her own style. Here’s what she posted:

A letter to a friend…

This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete.

The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women,girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.

More to come. Another day.

J

Do you believe people should stop criticizing Willow Smith and her parents?