News: Willow Smith Finally Addresses Controversial Pic
Friday, May 9, 2014 3:04PM
Roc Nation princess Willow Smith has come forward to address the attention surrounding a controversial photo of herself and actor Moises Arias. #RichKidProblems
According to reports, Smith resorted to Facebook to downplay the hype.
After a couple days of silence, the 13-year-old's mother spoke up and defended her daughter's choices, claiming the flick was completely innocent. And now Willow is standing up for herself, blowing off all the hype the media has created. "It's just a photo lol! Rumors make me laugh," the celebrity spawn wrote on her personal Facebook page. RumorFix has learned that Moises is a very close family friend of the Smith family. The former Hannah Montana star is best buds with Willow's older brother Jaden, so Arias is like a big older brother to the pre-teen. (RumorFix)
Willow's mother Jada addressed the dicey photo when approached by paparazzi Wednesday (May 7) and ended the debate.
Jada Pinkett Smith was locked and loaded Wednesday ... telling photogs the pic of her 13-year-old daughter in a bed with a 20-year-old guy was innocent ... and we're all "covert pedophiles" for thinking otherwise. "Here's the deal. There's nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash and you're acting like covert pedophiles and that's not cool." (TMZ)
A day prior, reports suggested sources close to movie icon Will Smith and Jada claimed they were not upset.
Sources connected to the Smith family tell 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. Will and Jada view the now-famous photo of Willow in bed with 20-year-old "Hannah Montana" star Moises Arias as innocent fun ... an expression of art. The Smith's have known Moises for years, and he's best friends with 15-year-old Jaden. Bottom line ... Will and Jada have NO issue with the pic. (TMZ)
The duo have spent various outings together including a recent stop at annual music festival Coachella.
This isn't the first photo of the two together, just take a look at Moisés' Instagram. The Hannah Montana actor has several shots of Willow, her brother Jaden and even the Jenner girls. The whole clan also partied together at Coachella. Arias seems to be somewhat of a budding photographer and has many artistic shots of all his friends...not just Willow. (Hip Hollywood)