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Jada Pinkett Smith Responds to Willow's Hair Critics

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Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith
Willow Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
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Ever since Willow Smith was old enough to whip her hair, that's all folks seemed to talk about. But the starlet's mother, Jada Pinkett Smith, is finally giving her take on things declaring her daughter is not her hair.

In a short note on her Facebook wall, Jada wrote that Willow won't be a slave to preconceived ideas of what "little girls should be." Written to a friend, she says, "The question why I 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."

The actress promised to give her daughter the power to do what she wants with her own body. "Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair," Jada followed up. "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."

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