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Jada Pinkett Smith on Willow's Controversial Picture: There's 'Nothing Sexual' About It

Jada Pinkett Smith on Willow's Controversial Picture: There's 'Nothing Sexual' About It

Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at LAX Airport in a denim vest and leather pants on Wednesday evening (May 7) in Los Angeles.

While at the airport, the 42-year-old Gotham actress responded to the controversial picture of her daughter Willow Smith in bed with a much older and shirtless Moises Arias.

“Here’s the deal,” Jada said at LAX (via TMZ). “There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it. You’re acting like covert pedophiles and that’s not cool.”

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67 Responses to “Jada Pinkett Smith on Willow's Controversial Picture: There's 'Nothing Sexual' About It”

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  1. 1
    Erica Says:

    I agree with Jada. The media is so sick for trying to make an innocent picture something it is not. Willow wasn’t touching, looking, even under the covers, and she’s fully clothed. She wasn’t even looking at the boy. You guys are sick!!!!!!! If you look at the pic, you’ll see that their eye contact is looking at something else. Tv or other ppl. Clearly someone took the pic. So they were not alone. I’m sure her brother and their other friends were right there. Yes people might question why a 20 year old is around them. But remember Moises has been a good family friend since he was very young/ friends with Jaden since they were very young. If the media would only do their research before they blow things out of proportion. As for everyone else, I’m sure Will and Jada know their child best. How about we shift the attention to those poor Nigerian kidnapped girls? Surely they’d be back by now if the media gave the same attention they did Willow Smith?

  2. 2
    James Says:

    She is absolutely right. You people in USA are crazy. You act like puritans but all of you watch dirty movies, talk dirty and think of dirty things. The fact you see something sexual in everything only says a lot about yourselves. We are becoming scared of posting pictures cause you might find something in whatever innocent and completely normal.

  3. 3
    celestialacademician Says:

    I agree with both of you. You know what’s funny? It’s always the ones who are super conservative/religious/self-righteous/judgmental that end up being the most twisted and perverted sexually. It’s hilarious to me, lol.

  4. 4
    Jean Says:

    You tell ‘em Jada. I agree with you 100%.

  5. 5
    Just sayin Says:

    She’s 13, he’s 20 and they were in a bed together which was unmade and he was with his top off. How is that appropriate behavior?

  6. 6
    Sashalize Says:

    Agree absolutely with all the above comments. Also, well said Jada.

  7. 7
    Sorry Jada Says:

    For some us it wasn’t about whether it was sexual or not. It was about why is a 13 year old child hanging with her brothers 20 year old friend. Heck why is Jaden even hanging with him, isn’t he 16? This guy may be harmless but it just doesn’t look good and it seems Willow hardly has any friends in her age group. You are allowing her to bypass the innocence of childhood and jump right into being an adult. Generally, when this happens sexual experiences can happen way too soon before the child is truly ready.

    No boys were allowed beyond the communal area of the house when i was growing up and he darn sure better not be older than a year or two of me. I know in this new age of young kids they see so much at a young age now that they just bypass being a kid, and jump straight into trying to hang with the older crowd and do as they do. So what would be deemed inappropriate to some is okay to them and the parents who want to seem cool and accepting to their kids. However, in the end it is Will & Jada that will have to deal with any future issues from their hands off style parenting. Everything is always okay and fine until something unthinkable happens.

  8. 8
    believe Says:

    I don’t think Jada has a clue WHAT her children are doing. Jada is too busy tending to herself.

  9. 9
    Ap Says:

    I worry for Willow

  10. 10
    Dill Says:

    Terrible mother Jada. Should’ve never had kids. You’re an aweful parent. Shame on you!

  11. 11
    James Says:

    @Sorry Jada: Jada raises her children very wisely. They trust their mother and have no secrets. So she can give them a freedom. Believe it or not forbiding never helps. Kids will always do what they want. Some kids are more conscious then others and make it easier for their parents. I was the same. At the age of twelve I used to laught at the other children how stupid they are because they were smoking. And believe it or we were friends at the same time. I just didn’t let them make me do the same mistake and they actually never offered me a cigarette. I knew exactly what was wrong and what I shouldn’t decide to do this young. Jaden and Willow have friends so they hang out. End of story. It’s sad to think that generally every 13 years old girl cannot be friend with 20 years old. You can’t generalize it. Yes, most girls in this age are stupid and would do something stupid with 20 years old boy but you can’t lock them at home. The best you can do is talk to them, listen to them, take care of them and build an open relationship with them. Jada is a good mother. Maybe that’s why people overreact. They try to find somethinf wrong no matter what.

  12. 12
    James Says:

    @Dill: Your judging is very very fast according to the fact you don’t know this family at all. How would you like it if some stranger write the same nonsense about you and your family on the internet? There is no help for your shortsightedness.

  13. 13
    Lena Says:

    Eyes BACK ON THE BALL folks!! Can we refocus attention BACK on the TRUE pedophiles of Hollywood now??? In millions of homes all over the world guys are getting out of the pool in their swim trunks in groups and first going into the kitchen to grab a bag of Doritos and a soda pop and heading into their friends bedrooms to play XBox in groups with their buddies with the tag along sis…., Dude #1 says to Dude #2: “dude, got any extra chairs?..there’s no place to sit man” Dude #2: “yeah man, sorry bout that, my mom won’t let me use the dining room chairs anymore after I spilled grape juice all over one last week…just sit on the bed.”. Dude #1 to younger sis: “move your feet and scoot on over half pint…”. Yeah, I’m glad Jada took care of that promptly and head on. Oh my word. The child protective system is flooded and bogged down with people filing revenge claims against ex-spouses or lovers, or overreacting nosy neighbors. I get that people are sensitive due to the Bryan Singer allegations and the recent James Franco skeezy attempted pick up of the 17 year old girl , but come on, there’s a huge difference here.

    If she was under the covers, or embracing him in a lip lock, fine. It just looks like they were laying on the bed telling stories, watching tv, playing video games, or something. My God. As a teenager who babysat back in the day, I used to lay down in bed with the small kids to tell them bedtime stories. Them under the covers. Me over. One under each wing. I had no interest in molesting them. It was just easier for them to follow along that way and then to fall asleep in that position.

    EYES… BACK…ON..THE… BALL…I suspect we’re all going to be quite busy being shocked and appalled once more victims start coming forward as Jeff Herman promised without having to jump all over poor Jada and her family.

  14. 14
    Dill you are so bitter Says:

    @Dill: We could all say the same about you. To say those mean things about a mom without even knowing her is just mean, only a bitter person would say those things. Its obvious this two werent alone. And willow seems to know him for years, so she doesnt feels threatened or so. I think thats more a sign that she feels secure and she knows he would never harm her.

  15. 15
    Becca Says:

    HAHAHAHA As if we don’t know Jada mama is not behind every long post above. Okay we hear you Jada but your daughter is growing up too fast and you are too busy taking care of YOU.
    As if at this point Willow is going to listen to you. PFFFT!!!!
    Get Real!!

  16. 16
    holly Says:

    @James: You WISHED we all watched dirty movies!

  17. 17
    Dawny Says:

    Willow was fully dressed. A bed is a piece of furniture and even if the guy had his shirt off, big whiff. Kids sit on a bed when they play video games, watch tv, listen to music and chat. I think the picture is a great PR piece, and it sure has created chatter.

  18. 18
    Th e Truth Says:

    Image Jada not sex. This picture allow people to think negatively about your daughter. This picture does not project the image of a leader of the 21 century the most parents will be happy with there kids following. That all Jada. What you allow her to do as a parent only affects us when the image is negatively projected in the public. That is our business.

  19. 19
    What? Says:

    @Th e Truth: “That is our business.” Who is ‘our’? Who is ‘us’. What the hell are you talking about? It doesnt affect me at all, why is it affecting you? I got my own life, maybe you should get one too. Why is it this pic of people you dont know affecting you? I bet its because otherwise, it would be to clear, that the real reason you are all in their business is that you have no life and thats why you’re that bitter.

  20. 20
    Jess Says:

    This is what happens when parents have nannies and bodyguards raising their children. The parents have NO CLUE what is right and what is wrong. What a disgrace. I see another MILEY on the horizon!

  21. 21
    goaskjada Says:

    Basically everyone who has commented saying it’s nothing big are the parents that let their kids do what they want because they don’t care to deal with them or teach them wrong from right because they trust their kids enough to learn it on their own and that’s why kids are growing up fast while their parents are out having drinks with friends to have a reason to show off their awesome night on facebook and then they cry when their kid ends up kidnapped, dead, pregnant, with an STD, an addict, etc. You irresponsible beings!

  22. 22
    nolookey Says:

    Her face looks like a sagging monkey. Then again jada always reminded me of a chimp.

  23. 23
    LaCroix Says:

    Why is a 13 year old girl, hanging out with a 20 year old man? What could they possibly have in common? The age difference is inappropriate. Not that lying in bed together is, If Willow was lying in bed with one of her 13 year old guy friends this would not be a big deal. Wake up Jada.

  24. 24
    Lena Says:


    Nah. Not me. Im just someone like tons of other folks in the world who have had to navigate the sad backlash of the “boy who cried wolf syndrome” as not paid enough and not appreciated enough benevolent state social workers are stretched to the limit being forced to waste way too much of their limited time and resources on abuse hotline calls from Gladys Kravitz (remember the nosy neighbor from Bewitched?) and vengeful exes trying to set up abuse claims to modify custody orders. There’s a difference between danger to children, physically or psychologically and mere discretion in parenting and individual parenting style. When EVERYTHING becomes seen as a risk and danger to a child, then those who are charged with investigating abuse cases, can’t help but begin to approach even real cases of abuse with skepticism, thereby increasing the danger of a child remaining in REAL IMMEDIATE peril longer than s/he should. It’s so easy for people to point fingers at Jada for this one picture. But how do you even know the maid wasn’t vaccuming and they jumped on the bed to briefly get out of the way? Those two weren’t alone. It’s ridiculous. And, I wonder (only hypothetically speaking of course) how many people pointing fingers at Jada here would criticize their ex spouse in front of their children and feel proud and fine in doing so? Feeling so righteous about doing so only to be shocked when later scolded by a judge for trying to harm their child through parental alienation? What shock on a visitation denier’s face when contrary to their expectations, and to their shock and dismay, a judge not only fails to jump on their bandwagon in condemning what they consider to be subpar parenting skills of their ex, but the judge also awards custody to the ex, who while not as “perfect” has shown (more importantly) flexibility and willingness to foster a loving parent/child relationship rather than be a judgmental cold hearted selfish control freak. Ahhhhh…the perfect parents have rendered their self righteous judgments. LOL. :). I personally think Jada showed some seriously strong indication of “Lioness protecting her cubs and family unit.”. She said “to hell with my movie star image…. this is MY family…And back off!..”. I was actually impressed with the speed and vigor of her reaction. All the above not intended to advise or lecture. It’s only my personal opinion of course.

  25. 25
    Lena Says:


    A 20 year old man? And who else? Who took the picture? Or is there a rule against contact between people with that age difference? Even if a third person is there? I hung out with my older cousins and their friends when I was 10. I have cousins 10 years older. We’d go fishing in the Gulf. Oooh….alone on a boat with guy cousins and their older male friends without shirts (getting tans showing off to all the 20 year old chicks in bikinis going by in speed boats) while teaching me how to bait my hook. Are you suggesting I was in danger just because they were older guys? Those guys were good boys. Older but not perverts just because I was 10 and alone with them on a boat. I think pedophilia is a wee bit more complex than that.

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