While the rest of the world has a huge issue with 13-year-old Willow Smith lying in bed with 20-year-old Moises Arias, her parents do not. In fact, they reportedly think she’s old enough to decide for herself.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are not the protective types, apparently. For most parents, seeing their 13-year-old daughter lying down in a bed with a 20-year-old man, would be totally inappropriate. However, Will and Jada didn’t seem to mind their daughter Willow Smith lying beside a shirtless friend, Moises Arias, according to a new report.
Will & Jada Smith Think Willow Smith’s ‘Mature’ Enough
Will and Jada think Willow is old enough to make her own decisions, sources close to the family told TMZ. After the pic surfaced of Willow with her longtime family friend, Moises, we thought they’d flip — but they’re actually doing the opposite.
They think their daughter is “very mature” and as long as she doesn’t cross the line, they have no problem with them taking pics together, even in bed, as it’s an “expression of art.”
However, our experts tell us that Willow’s parents need to step in.
“Kids are kids, whether they’re on a farm or in Hollywood — and in this sexualized world, they have urges,” Dr. Gilda Carle, “30-Second Therapist” for the Today Show told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. “They need time to mature, but also parents to give them boundaries. Why allow kids to be in compromising situations as seen in this photo before they can handle making decisions that will impact their life? Time for parental guidance!”
Will & Jada Don’t Want To Treat Their Kids Like Property
It’s not actually that surprising that Will and Jada are so laid back, since Will recently revealed in an interview that he is not at all interested in controlling his children.
“So for Jada and I, the most important thing is that they have to stay focused and grounded on the fact that they are giving,” Will told AP in 2013, adding that while his father was very controlling, he is not (clearly). “The major difference is, I’m trying to release the sense of ownership. With our kids, Jada and I believe that it’s their lives and we are helping them with their lives. And they’re not our property. They are people that are deservant of our respect and consideration in the same way that any other human being should be.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should Willow’s parents step in? Or could she be mature enough to make her own choices?
— Emily Longeretta