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2 Thoughts on Willow Smith and 'Whip My Hair'

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Whipped hair or whiplash?

I’m kind of feeling my age/life station after watching the Willow Smith Whip My Hair music video, which was released yesterday. It’s not that I don’t think it’s a catchy tune. I like it! The tune’s catchy. And frankly, watching paint spew from Willow Smith’s whirling braids is fun.

Plus, Smith’s cute and she’s 9 and I think she will be the first kid pop star my own cute 9-year-old will claim as her own. It could have been worse (looking at you, Cyrus).

But honestly, the two words that came to mind after watching “Whip My Hair”?

Neck. Injuries.

Oh, I’m sure that’s what the haggard old mothers thought when my peers were getting whiplash listening to Dokken. But still. Doesn’t just watching it make you pop ibuprofen? How much Icy Hot did they go through on that video shoot. And damn if the thought of those kids bonking into each others’ heads didn’t cross my mind.

Of course there’s always the Sesame Street version.

Who am I? When did this happen? I don’t want to be the mom blaming pop stars for less sophisticated kids’ brain injuries.

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