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Willow Smith Calls Growing Up In The Public Eye “Excruciatingly Terrible”

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Willow Smith Isn’t Exactly Glad She Was Born With Famous Parents

The Smith family seems to be made up of a clan that’s used to monopolizing on their spotlight. With the huge celebrity of parents Will and Jada, one might assume that their kiddies Willow and Jaden enjoy their time in the public eye, seeing as they are both currently pursuing careers in music, acting, and other entertainment avenues. But just because the famous youngins are embracing their celebrity now, doesn’t mean they they have always been fond of the fact that they never got a “normal” childhood.

In an interview with Girlgaze Zine, Willow Smith talks very openly about how her experience having to grow up in the public eye was, “excruciatingly terrible.” The star told the mag, “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.” She also mentions not being able to change your face or your parents, so the only way to get over that hurdle is to put yourself all the way into the mix.

Willow then added, “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.” Commenting on how the best way to deal with those times is to just completely immerse yourself into the entertainment industry yourself, it seems like Willow has mastered just that.