23 May 2014

Willow Smith Speaks Up About Controversial Photo

Willow Smith
Willow Smith was right on target when she said that she "doesn’t need validation from anyone but herself."

This mature pronouncement came after childish efforts to stroke dirty minds were made by several media outlets when they released a photograph of the 13-year-old lying on a bed fully clothed with 20-year-old actor Moises Arias.

Parents, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith defended the picture stating the pair are just friends.

"Here's the deal: there was nothing sexual about that picture or that situation," Jada Pinkett told photographers at LAX airport, according to TMZ. "You guys are projecting your trash onto it, and you're acting like covert pedophiles, and that's not cool."

Willow also made it clear that any insinuations that something inappropriate is going on and tweeted the following to her more than 3.77 million followers:

"Kids are constantly told they have to be validated by an outside source, in school at home ect [sic], but the truth is, the only one that needs to validate you is you.”

Radar Online previously reported the photo had prompted an investigation by the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services. An unnamed source told the outlet the investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously. A spokesperson from the agency did not confirm the claims.