Did Willow Smith, 11, Get a Tongue Ring?

Singer/actress Willow Smith arrives at the premiere of Sundance Selects' "First Position" at the Aero Theater on April 22, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America) more pics » Willow Smith (Instagram) Has Willow Smith's wild child image gone too far?

The "Whip My Hair" singer is known for her bold style choices and her often brightly colored locks, but the 11-year-old caused a stir when she posted a picture of herself on Instagram sporting what looked to be a tongue ring.

The picture immediately got a reaction, with many wondering if Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were properly parenting their youngest daughter. "Willow Smith is 11 and has a tongue ring. WHERE ARE HER PARENTS?" someone lamented on Twitter.

But not to worry folks, because it turns out that the fuss was all over nothing: the tongue ring is a fake! "It isn't a piercing, it's a magnet," a source told Gossip Cop after the backlash started. "Just a young girl having fun with accessories." Willow, herself, echoed that statement, changing the caption on the Instgram photo to read, "It's fake...Sorry."

We think we speak for everyone when we say thank goodness.

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