According to RadarOnline, superstar couple Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are under investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services, after a photo of their 13-year old daughter Willow lying in bed with a 20-year old friend went viral earlier this month.
“The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department. 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,” a source told the website, adding that social workers will be speaking to Willow separately, as well as former Disney star Moises Arias, who was pictured with her in the photo.” (Radar Online)
42-year old actress and matriarch of the family, Jada Pinkett Smith avoided any sign of controversy, after the photo of her underage daughter sparked media attention. She told TMZ’s cameramen:
“Here’s the deal: There was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it and you’re acting like covert pedophiles, and that’s not cool.” (Huffington Post)
Will Smith has yet to make any comment regarding the photo, and it seems as if he is trying to keep quiet about the matter entirely. Smith family under investigation by child services after photo of daughter goes viral? Did the authorities take it a bit too far? Or should the investigation be justified? I think that the involvement of child services may be a bit drastic, but in reality it is the well being of the child that matters. Maybe this experience will prepare Will and Jada to be a bit more strict on Willow and what she chooses to show the world via social media.
(Featured Image courtesy of Huffington Post)