The Smiths have stepped up to defend Willow and her choices.
After a picture of 13-year-old Willow Smith, lounging on a bed next to 20-year-old actor Moises Arias hit the web, gossip blogs practically exploded. Speculation is rampant on what the relationship between the two is and whether or not it’s appropriate for the Whip My Hair performer to pose in such a suggestive manner at her age. As far as Willow’s parents – Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith – are concerned, she hasn’t done anything out of line. According to the ever trustworthy anonymous “sources” for TMZ, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith believe their daughter is "very mature" - enough so to make her own decisions, as long as they don't clearly cross the line.
Willow might be very mature for her age... but she's still only 13.
Apparently Willow’s folks view the photo as “harmless fun” and “an expression of art.”
The photo was originally posted by Arias on his own Instagram page. While the Smiths seem to be okay with it all, online critics just can’t seem to drop the issue. The black-and-white photo features the "Whip My Hair" songstress lying fully clothed on top of the bed covers and resting her head near Moises' lap. He's shirtless, by the way, and is sitting up on the bed, leaning against a wall behind it. Another similarly composed shot, obtained by the Daily Mail, features Arias laughing.
So is the photo just an innocent snap or completely inappropriate? Agree to disagree on that one, internet.
With that in mind, was the photo out of line?