Child services investigate Will and Jada Smith over risqué photo
Instagram snap of Willow, 13, and a topless 20-year-old friend deemed inappropriate.
A photo on Instagram of 13-year-old Willow Smith and a topless 20-year-old friend lying on a bed has sparked an intense debate on her wellbeing- to the extent that child protective services are allegedly investigating the background to the snap and her famous parents Will and Jada’s parenting, according to the Daily Mail
.The eye of the beholder?
Jada Smith has hit back, saying that there’s nothing remotely sexual
about the picture, and that people who do see it as sexualised are “acting like covert paedophiles”.
Will Smith has previously said that his daughter is very mature, and that he and Jada don’t “do punishment”, they prefer to allow their kids to make their own decisions for their lives.
The family has always been the subject of paparazzi attention
, so Willow, Will and Jada are no strangers to manufactured controversies.
The image was subsequently removed from Instagram.
Here's TMZ on the topic:Willow Smith photographed in bed with 20-year-old actor via TMZ/Youtube
The Smiths are often on the receiving end of conflicting media reports regarding their parenting styles, but this could very well be a photo being taken out of context. It also illustrates that one loses control of images once they have been shared on social media.
Do you think the picture was too suggestive for social media?