Jada Pinkett-Smith Defends Controversial Willow Smith and Moises Arias Photo [Video]
Jada Pinkett-Smith was not playing around when the paparazzi cornered her at LAX last night, May 7, and asked her about the infamous photo of her 13-year-old daughter, Willow Smith, lying in bed with a shirtless, 20-year-old Moises Arias. Smith had some choice words to say to the paps, and she did not hold back.
“Here’s the deal,” she told one photographer firmly, shaking her finger at him. “There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it, and you’re acting like covert pedophiles. And that’s not cool.”
The picture in question, which the former ‘Hannah Montana’ star posted (and then deleted) on Instagram yesterday, shows Smith lying in bed, fully clothed, while Arias sits next to her, propped up and shirtless, against the wall. Many were quick to question the appropriateness of the photo, considering Smith’s young age and the seven year age gap between the friends.
While the image certainly raised some eyebrows, clearly, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s weren’t among them. Willow’s famous parents just saw the black and white snap as two friends hanging out — nothing more.