Jada: 'Nothing Sexual' About Willow in Bed With Guy, 20
Will, Jada Smith apparently not bothered by controversial picture
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2014 10:00 AM CDT
Updated May 8, 2014 10:49 AM CDT
Willow Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith attend the Narciso Rodriguez fall 2013 fashion show on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Jada Pinkett Smith is apparently totally cool with her 13-year-old daughter lounging around in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old guy. TMZ caught an angry Mama Smith at the LA airport yesterday, where she explained her take on the controversial photo of daughter Willow with actor Moises Arias: "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."

Arias is Willow's brother, Jaden's, "best friend and that has been true for a few years," a source tells Hollywood Life, calling the photo "extremely innocent." Arias "has been friends with the family forever as well and this in no way was meant to look or feel sexual." Dad Will is also OK with the picture, if TMZ's sources—who are reportedly "connected to the Smith family"—are to be believed. Will and Jada think Willow is "very mature" and can make her own decisions, for the most part. In the case of this picture, they see it as—TMZ's words—"an expression of art." Click to see the picture and decide for yourself.

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Cat-Lover
May 10, 2014 10:32 PM CDT
If this was anyone else's 13 year old daughter, she'd be pulled out of the home and placed in protective child care. If we've learned nothing else about child sexual abuse, it's that it is usually caused by a relative or close friend of the family.
kabelinave
May 9, 2014 1:14 PM CDT
I have never seen pics of the Smith kids or their friends...I wonder why this particular picture ended up everywhere? Sometimes people do things to get a reaction and a reaction they got!
sugacan2
May 9, 2014 11:38 AM CDT
The Smith kids do anything and everything to appear "edgy", including the costumes they dress in and the BS words of wisdom they drop on social media. Scientology has taught them that they are elite and know more about life and living than anyone else. Their antics are all for show and I sincerely hope they do not end up putting themselves into situations that may end up being detrimental to them...but it is bound to happen when your ego grows out of control and there is no one there to teach you how to rein it in.