Everyone Is Freaking Out About Willow Smith's "Free the Nipple" Photo

A creative way to support the movement has created too much drama on Twitter.

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Earlier today, Willow Smith joined the #FreeTheNipple campaign by posting a photo to Twitter of herself wearing a shirt with boobs on it. Because she's 14 years old, the Internet is freaking out...because even though she's fully clothed, women have to apparently reach a certain age to joint the fight against censorship. Right.

We can see how the image at first might be jarring; she is a teenager. But it's a creative and strong way to support the movement while underage, which started after both Anja Rubik and Rihanna's Instagram accounts were deleted because of nudity. Model Cara Delevingne, Scout Willis, Miley Cyrus, and more have made headlines for their support of the campaign. There's also the Free the Nipple Twitter account, which has 132,000 followers.

Last year, Smith was pictured laying in bed with 20-year-old Hannah Montana actor Moises Arias, which her parents thought was "art" but the rest of the world found it pretty creepy. Let's not forget what she told The New York Times, which seems appropriate today: "Caring less what everybody else thinks, but also caring less and less about what your own mind thinks, because what your own mind thinks, sometimes, is the thing that makes you sad."  

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