Jada Pinkett-Smith: There's "Nothing Sexual" About Willow Smith's Moises Arias Photo

Celebrity News May. 8, 2014 AT 8:25AM
Moises Arias and Willow Smith lying on a bed shared on social media A photo of Moises Arias and Willow Smith created controversy. Credit: courtesy of Moises Arias

Don't mess with the Smiths.

Willow Smith, the daughter of Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith, made waves this week when actor Moises Arias posted a shirtless photo of himself lying in bed with Willow, 13. Arias, 20, is shown in the photo sitting behind the young singer as she reclines on the bed.

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Pinkett-Smith was at Los Angeles International airport on Wednesday evening, May 7, and though she rarely speaks about her family's private life, she commented on the controversial photo. 

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Jada Pinkett Smith seen at LAX  on May 07, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Jada Pinkett Smith seen at LAX on May 07, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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"Here's the deal," Pinkett-Smith told paparazzi as she arrived at LAX. "There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation."

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"You guys are projecting your trash onto it," she continued to the photographers. "You're acting like covert pedophiles and that's not cool."

Arias deleted the image from his Instagram account after outcry from some on social media that the situation was inappropriate. 

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