'Everyone wants what they don't have': Willow Smith reveals why she was jealous of 'curvy girls'
Willow shared that many of her friends often compliment her for the way she looks but she was never too happy about it.
Willow Smith is opening up about her struggles with body issues and the insecurities she has faced due to the same. In the latest episode of Red Table Talk, the singer spoke about how she would be jealous of 'curvy girls'. She also spoke about how it has affected many aspects of her life.
"I, in my own life struggled with, curvier women and curvier girls have always gotten more attention from the boys that I've liked and have ended up dating the boys that I've liked," she said. "That constantly happening and me you know being their friend but not really seeing them look at me in a certain way…then you start to wonder, 'Dang am I just not desirable? Is my body just not what society likes?' So it does just get really hard for a lot of girls."
Willow shared that many of her friends often compliment her for the way she looks but she was never too happy about it. "I hear my friends that are curvy, they are telling me, 'It's so great that you can wear some shorts and a tank top and not feel overexposed or feel like people are looking at you differently.' Everyone wants what they don't have," she added.
In one of the Facebook questions which was raised by a fan, Willow is asked why girls are often "mean" to people around them. To this Willow replied, "Because they wished they had what the other person has." She added that it was all about "envy".
"Honestly whenever another girl tells you something about your body or your looks, she's really just talking to herself," she said. When Jada Pinkett Smith reminded her daughter that she’s beautiful, Willow responded, “But you always get on me for my underarm hair!” Willow has been growing her armpit since 2016 and she is not afraid to show it off to the world.
In an Instagram post she wrote, "Why should I have to alter the natural state of my body to be seen as socially acceptable?” In 2017 she also posted a video in which she was seen shooting with a bow and an arrow. Willow seemed happy and proud of showing off her armpit hair. “I’m going to be like my ancestors and just do what I need to do," she added.