The Willow Smith photo that has caused a bit of an uproar on social media today has an inappropriate feel to it for many who have seen the picture. Others have gone as far as calling Willow Smith’s latest photo “perverted,” according to the Los Angeles Times on May 7.
Willow is only 13-years-old and she is pictured fully clothed laying on a bed that a shirtless 20-year-old Moises Arias is in. He is sitting up against the wall in the bed and Willow is stretched out with her head landing next to Arias’ lap. While it isn't an illegal picture, it does have a "creepy" feel to it, as described in the video above.
The two are not touching each other, reports TMZ today, but “still it’s a strange scene.” TMZ reached out to Will Smith and Jada Pickett Smith’s reps to ask about the picture, but Willow’s parents haven’t gotten back to them.
It appears that another friend of Willows and Arias was the one to snap the photo then posted it online. At the same time other pictures of Willow and the Jenner girls were also posted online.
Arias is a “Hannah Montana” alum and a friend of Willow’s parents. Willow’s parents don’t seem to think that anything is wrong with this picture, but they seem to be in the minority of people commenting on the photo today.
This is not the first time that Willow has been criticized for doing something that is not appropriate for her age. As far back as two years ago her mode of dress was thought as too mature for a kid of her age, as well as her dance moves in a music video.
It was in Willow's "Fireball" video that people thought that "it was too much too soon" for a then 11-year-old Willow, as reported back in 2012 from Project Inspired. This picture was very much like the music video, it was sitting on a fine line where you couldn't actually say this is very wrong, but it did constitute disturbing feelings.
There’s actually two photos of Willow and Arias, both in the same position, but in one Arias is laughing. The context of this picture is a mystery and there’s no reported reason that Arias posted this on his Tumblr account.
The photo is not there anymore, but as with everything else posted online, it is too late. It has been copied numerous times and is out there forever. Willow is a minor, only 13, and there is no reason for her to be posing on a bed with a 20-year-old man, friend of the family or not.
The picture appears to be similar to another image he posted on Tumblr which is captioned, “A Buddha Awakening.” Willow is missing from that photo. The Willow and Moises picture has made the rounds through several media outlets and the critics are not finding this appropriate for a girl of Willow’s age.
Will and Jada might find it “innocent,” as some media sites are suggesting, but this picture can’t be explained in any terms that would justify a kid laying on a bed occupied by a shirtless man. What do you think, is this OK?