Is This Photo Of Willow Smith With A 20-Year-Old Actor Inappropriate?


Flicks of Willow Smith and a 20-year-old man are attracting controversy on the Internets. A photo of the 13-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and actor Moisés Arias on a bed are raising some concerns about the juxtaposition with a minor, E! News reports.

While the two aren’t touching in the photo, Arias is seen shirtless while Willow lies down. The photos recently surfaced on Arias’ 490tx site his Tumblr while it was deleted from his Instagram account. The actor, best known for his role as Rico on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, also has photos of her, her brother Jaden, friends Kylie and Kendall Jenner on his site.

Could the photo merit some punishment from daddy dearest? Will spoke to Metro last April about his and Jada’s parenting strategy, saying that they’re more hands-off.

“We don’t do punishment. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives. Our concept is, as young as possible, give them as much control over their lives as possible and the concept of punishment, our experience has been—it has a little too much of a negative quality,” he said.”

“So when they do things—and you know, Jaden, he’s done things—you can do anything you want as long as you can explain to me why that was the right thing to do for your life.”

Willow recently turned down the lead role in Annie, a Broadway play set to be produced by her dad and Jay Z, to reflect.

She told V Magazine in January, “I just wanted to chill, and be at home, and decompress, and just find out what I wanna do and where I stand on this planet, with the little tiny place we have…I just feel like I want to do it different than the world’s ready for. I’m enjoying just being independent and doing my own thing,”