According to Radar Online, Will Smith and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith are now under investigation by Child Protective Services after a controversial picture was posted on social media by their 13-year-old daughter, Willow.
The photo in question pictured Willow in bed (not in a sexual situation) with 20-year-old actor Moises Arias. Arias is reportedly friends with Willow’s 15-year-old brother Jaden.
“The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department,” an insider told the publication. “Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been extremely cooperative with officials. Of course, they aren’t happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand.”
The source added, “Social workers will also be talking separately with Willow, and they also want to talk to the young man in the picture with her as well. This won’t just be one or two visits with the family, and it will likely be an open investigation for at least a month, out of an abundance of caution.”
Are you kidding me?
Child Protective Services has better things to do than open an investigation regarding this photo. Every month, thousands upon thousands of calls are made to CPS. The majority of which are screened out as not meeting the definition of abuse, neglect or exploitation, and thus an investigation is not opened. So why did this photo cause such a reaction? Because the family members are celebrities, of course.
Perhaps you might think that the photo was enough to warrant CPS to talk to Will and Jada about it, but to open an ongoing investigation? That’s nuts.
Jada already reacted to the internet buzz about the photo, calling in “innocent.”
Though many people are creeped out by the fact a 13-year-old was in bed with a 20-year-old, Willow Smith is not any 13-year-old. She obviously has quite a few friends in the industry that are slightly (or even a lot) older than her. To me, the photo looks like two people who were relaxing on a bed watching TV. I’m not sure how it could be perceived as sexual.
What do you think?