Will Smith and Jada Pinkett: DO BETTER
5/7/2014 11:45 AM PDT, by Emily Trainham
If this photo of Willow Smith -- 13-year-old, definitely still a child Willow Smith -- hanging out in bed with 20-year-old half-naked 20-year-old Moises Arias of "Hannah Montana" fame doesn't gross you out, then frankly, you're doing something wrong. This is horrendously inappropriate, and that's putting it nicely. There is absolutely no reason in the world why this photo ever should have happened, and the fact that it did is nothing short of tragic. But you know what? Willow's parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, are totally, 100% cool with it.
Apparently, Willow and Moises here go way back: they've been close friends for a long time. So they probably hung out when Moises was 19 and Willow was 12, and when Moises was 18 and Willow was 11 ... you get the creepy picture. And this has always been fine with Willow's parents because they feel like Willow is totally mature enough to do basically whatever she wants. And that obviously includes inviting, for whatever reason, a 20-year-old shirtless adult man to lie with her in a bed, and that is awful.
Why is it so hard to just take care of your children? In what universe should any 13-year-old be granted the ability to make all of her own decisions? Maturity varies from child to child, of course, but that's the whole point: she's still, regardless of anything, a child. And this is simply unacceptable.
So, hey, Will and Jada, do you think you could do your children a favor and actually parent them? Maybe just a little. At least enough so that they won't be subjected to atrocities like this.