Willow Smith is doing some reflecting and now she’s thinking that growing up the daughter of famous parents wasn’t the best thing for her.
“I’m going to be completely and utterly honest, it’s absolutely terrible,” Willow told Girl Gaze in an interview released yesterday (November 24). “Growing up and trying to figure out your life … while people feel like they have some sort of entitlement to know what’s going on, is absolutely, excruciatingly terrible — and the only way to get over it, is to go into it. You can’t change your face. You can’t change your parents. You can’t change any of those things.”
Willow also places blame on social media for everyone knowing her every movement. She claims it only magnifies the already intense pressure of being a celebrity.
“I feel like most kids like me end up going down a spiral of depression, and the world is sitting there looking at them through their phones, laughing and making jokes and making memes at the crippling effect that this lifestyle has on the psyche,” she said. “When you’re born into it, there are two choices that you have: I’m either going to try to go into it completely and help from the inside, or no one is going to know where I am and I’m really going to take myself completely out of the eye of society. There’s really no in-between.”