Jada Pinkett-Smith defends controversial Willow Smith pic

Willow Smith in bed with her friend Moises Arias.
Willow Smith rested in bed with her friend Moises Arias.
Credit: Instagram

Willow Smith’s mom Jada Pinkett-Smith has strong feelings about photos of her 13-year-old daughter in bed with an adult man: She’s strongly cool with it.

Pictures surfaced earlier this week of Willow Smith in bed with her friend, 20-year-old Moises Arias. It’s not as bad as it sounds at first blush: Willow’s fully clothed (though Arias is shirtless) and they don’t appear to be touching. But we’re still talking a kid in bed with a grown man, which was enough to make the internet uncomfortable.

Willow’s mom Jada, though, says the pic is fine. “Here’s the deal: There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation,” the actress told TMZ. “You guys are projecting your trash onto it, and you’re acting like covert pedophiles, and that’s not cool.”

Indeed, a look at Arias’ website reveals that this pic is nothing special: He’s got tons of snapshots of his friends, and also he pretty much never wears a shirt. I don’t know if that makes it better or worse, since his friends are mostly young teens like Willow and her brother Jaden, as well as Kendall and Kylie Jenner. All I know is that if my mom had seen a picture of me like that when I was 13, arrests would have been made. Possibly hers, for murder.


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