A photo of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s 13-year-old daughter, Willow Smith, posing alongside an older man in bed is raising some concerned eyebrows this morning.
The image, reportedly originally uploaded by 490tx.com April 27, features Moises Arias, 20, famous for playing Rico on Disney’s “Hannah Montana” series, lying topless next to the "Whip My Hair" singer, TMZ reports. The controversial image, also posted on Arias' official Instagram page, has since been deleted by the former TV star.
“Willow Smith is in bed – fully clothed and on top of the covers,” the gossip site reported, adding that the friendly duo don’t appear to be “touching each other” in the black and white shot.
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According to TMZ, reps for Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have yet to respond to the controversy surrounding the image. Both Willow and Arias had also remained radio silent on the topic of the photo on their official Twitter page as of Wednesday morning.
This isn’t the first time the Smith family has raised eyebrows for their parenting style. On Tuesday, reports surfaced that Will Smith, 45, and Jada Pinkett Smith, 42, had allowed Willow and her brother, “The Karate Kid” film star Jaden Smith, 15, to attend the 2014 Coachella Valley Music Festival weekend in April without adult supervision.
“What were their parents thinking when they let their two children run off? How can two almost-perfect parents make such an epic mistake?” questioned one HollywoodLife.com report.
Willow first came onto the scene in October 2010 at the tender age of 9 with her debut single, and now viral music video, “Whip My Hair.” The teen, currently signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, was originally set to star in the silver screen remake of “Annie,” produced by her dad Will Smith, but passed on the role last April in favor of time off.
“I just wanted to chill,” Willow told V Magazine. “Be at home and decompress and just find out what I wanna do on where I stand on this planet with the little tiny place we have."