On Wednesday evening, the actress broke her silence regarding a controversial photo of her 13-year-old daughter Willow Smith lying in bed with a shirtless Moisés Arias, 20.
“Here’s the deal: there was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation,” the actress said to a papararazzo who asked her about it on Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport. “You guys are projecting your trash onto it, and you’re acting like covert pedophiles, and that’s not cool.”
E Online reports that neither Willow nor Arias has commented on the photo, which has taken Internet by storm.
By all accounts, the picture, on Arias’ 490.tx blog, looks pretty harmless. The blog features multiple snapshots of Willow, brother Jaden Smith and pals Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. One shows Jaden, 15, lounging in what appears to be the same bed where his kid sister’s picture with Arias was taken.
Willow— known for the single “Whip My Hair”— has not been seen in public since the scandal erupted. Arias and Jaden, meanwhile, were spotted at a sushi place in Calabasas on Tuesday.