Willow Smith New Video "Summer Fling" sparks Controversy
Willow Smith's new single "Summer Fling" has caused a stir among critics and fans because of the sexual themes featured in the song.
In the clip, Will Smith's daughter is seen "holding hands and romping around with an actor who appears much older than her," the NY Daily News wrote. "At one point, the man picks Willow up-but commentators were alarmed at the use of the word 'fling,' inferring a relationship that's sexual in nature."
Fans have had mixed reactions to the tween's new clip. While many YouTube users have left messages pointing out that "she's just 12," others have stronger opinions on the matter.
"She doesn't write her own songs she doesn't pitch in ideas for her own videos, she isn't no artist. But she sure is setting new [expletive] standards for the new generation," YouTube user Leenafiisa commented on the video.
"Does it really matter? It's a nice song that shouldn't be taken 100% literally," wrote user Jamieson Deamer."
According to SheKnows.com, Smith's video has also been criticized for its lack of authenticity as the young singer speaks with a British accent at one point and sports a new blond hairstyle.
"She is recognized for her distinctive and interesting dress sense, so at least she remained true to herself in that respect," the She Knows pointed out.
Commentary: The Truth about Young Girls Start Having Sex Early
The pitfalls of sexual immorality. What you don't know will kill you!
First of all let's examine the word "fling "In the title of Willow Smith's song "Summer Fling." A fling is a deliberate short term sexual relationship between two people, longer than a one night stand (source). As stated in the article by UPI and one of the Youtube commentators, Willow is setting new standards for her generation.
So what is the new standard?
The new standard is for pre-teen girls to indulge in casual sex at young age. If it feels right then just have a "fling" to satisfy yourself.
Smith's message is another prime example of music artists being used as evangelists for fornication, These types of songs give young people the okay to enjoy the pleasures of sin. However, they don't show the ugly end result of the dire consequences of that sin.
What you won't see in Willow Smith's music video, are the devastating results of cervical cancer in a young girl who started to engage in sex at an early age (source). Neither will it show the broken heart of a teen when the fling is ended or the effects of sexually transmitted diseases such as Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and HIV that may result. And they definitely won't display how a pre-teen girl runs the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease by having multiple flings or sex partners at a young age (source). As Romans 6:23 states, "the wages of sin is death!"
1 Corinthians 6:18
King James Version (KJV)
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
2 Timothy 2:22
King James Version (KJV)
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.