The state of California was hardly entertained or amused by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s daughter’s latest artistic expression — or the fact that the famous parents allowed their daughter Willow to even engage in such behavior.
Child and Family Services have set their sights on the royal Hollywood power couple after teen daughter Willow, 13, published a bedroom photo showing her laying in front of a shirtless adult, 20-year-old Moises Arias.
The black-and-white photo shows the fully clothed Roc Nation singer laying on her side, while the shirtless Arias is sitting up behind her in bed. The photo gives off an intimate, romantic feel even though the two do not appear to physically touch each other.
“An investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been extremely cooperative with officials. Of course, they aren’t happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand,” a source within the state agency said, according to radaronline.com.
“Social workers will also be talking separately with Willow, and they also want to talk to the young man in the picture with her as well. This won’t just be one or two visits with the family, and it will likely be an open investigation for at least a month, out of an abundance of caution.”
An avalanche of fierce criticism tumbled down upon Will and Jada Smith, resulting in the removal of the photo from Willow Smith’s and Arias’ Instagram accounts — despite the fact that the family defended itself by saying Arias is friends with Willow’s older brother Jaden and that this was an innocent photo opp.
Jada Smith, in particular, deflected the thundershower of criticism as easily as a simple flick of her hair, denouncing her haters as undercover perverts.
“Here’s the deal. 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.”