The internet is still buzzing about the photos of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s thirteen year old daughter Willow lying bed with a shirtless twenty year old actor, who has been identified as Moises Arias, a Disney Channel alum known for his character Rico on Hanna Montana. Although, the photos appeared perfect harmless, Willow was lying stretched out on the bed and Arias was sitting next to her, red flags were raised because of the pair’s large difference in age.
Some supporters of the Smith family have voiced their opinion on the issue, and explained that the photo is perfectly harmless because Arias is a homosexual and a friend of the Smith family. At the end of the day the bottom line is regardless of whether they are gay, straight, or just “hanging out” it is not okay for thirteen year old girls to by laying in beds with twenty year old men. Willow Smith isn’t fifteen or sixteen, she’s thirteen years old, still a child. Look at it this way, if Willow went to a typical school she would be in eighth grade and Arias would be a sophomore in college. Would you let your daughter in eight grade hang out with shirtless twenty year old college sophomores and lay in bed with them?
And, the controversy continues today, some reporters caught up with Jada Pinkett-Smith and questioned her about her daughter’s candid photos with Moises Arias. Smith’s reply was disturbing, and has thousands of parents in an uproar. Smith is perfectly okay with the photos of Willow and Moises, and she told TMZ’s cameras there is “nothing sexual about them.” To top it off she proclaimed that anyone that thought the photos were inappropriate are “covert pedophiles.”