It’s been 24 hours and sources close to the scandal are still reacting to the Instagram photo of Willow Smith, 13, and former Hannah Montana star Moises Arias, 20, laying on a bed together while he’s shirtless.
According to sources from TMZ.com, Willow’s parents think the teenager is “very mature” and able to make independent decisions about how and with whom she spends her time. Moreover, in a video interview, Jada attacked the media for sexualising an “innocent” photo of two friends spending time together.
“Here’s the deal,” Jada Pinkett Smith told paparazzi. “There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation.”
“You guys are projecting your trash onto it,” she added. “You’re acting like covert p*dophiles and that’s not cool.”
Now another close source has defended the photo. “It wasn’t for a shoot, just for fun, they both love to take photos and enjoy being creative with their shots,” a source tells Us Weekly. “They are like family, brother and sister, and there is nothing sexual about the photo.”
The source adds, the friends know each other through Willow’s older brother, Jaden, “Moises calls Jaden his best friend. They are very, very close and he’s been hanging with [Justin] Bieber through Jaden after that.”
Is far-older Moises even single? “He had a girlfriend but he’s single now. Girls are actually all over him. He’s a super charming kid, but harmless.”