• Tue, May 20 - 2:31 pm ET

Will And Jada Pinkett Smith Can Thank That Risuqé Photo Of Willow For Their New Child Services Investigation

Willow Smith Moises Arias Shirtless Bed

I’ll bet that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will care more about that inappropriate photo of Willow Smith in bed with Moises Arias now that they’re allegedly being investigated by Child Services because of it. Radar Online reports that the Los Angeles Department of Children & Family Services has allegedly opened a formal investigation of Will and Jada’s parenting. Because what better way to raise a few government eyebrows than to publicly shrug in response to your 13-year-old kid uploading a photo of her lying in bed with a half-nude adult, am I right?

According to the ever-trusty “source,” the case was allegedly 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. 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.”

Now, I’m no expert in the subtle art of Hollywood Parenting, but I’d say that this alleged investigation, if legitimate, is called for. Both Willow and her brother, Jaden, are still really young and, if there’s any cause for concern, it’s best to deal with it sooner, rather than later. After all, we’ve seen so many times the usually unfortunate results that growing up wealthy, famous, and without much limitation have had on the kids of Hollywood.

So, I’m sure that no one wants to deal with a full-on government investigation of something as private as their family or how they choose to parent. But, if such an investigation is needed to reduce the number of child star spirals we’ll witness one day, then I’m all for it.

(Photo: Instagram, via Twitter)

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  • Lily

    These pics make me feel uncomfortable and I was weirded out when Jada Pinkest Smith casually discarded the public outrage, but I think child services may have better things to do

    • Olivia Wilson

      I don’t know that I agree. The reason they’re allegedly investigating is to find out if more serious things are happening in the household, so it could very well be justified. But they’d never know unless they looked into it.

    • JenH1986

      Lots of families put a good face on and it’s not until a case is opened that things come out. I know how overworked most CPS workers are, but I think looking into families when complaints are filed or there is some blatant “I don’t care” going on is a good thing.

  • Katie

    I can’t help but get a shiver up my spine every time I see this family now, there is just something so off about them. Seriously, the pics may not be Courtney Stodden wrong but they are still inappropriate, to me at least.

    • Olivia Wilson

      To me and to much of the internet, too!

  • River

    Perhaps the embarassment will at least make them monitor her a little more closely. They may not care about parenting, but they do care about their public image and how it will affect their ability to market movies. Will Smith’s last movie put into question his ability to bring in large box office numbers. This certainly will not help his relatability in any future family oriented films. It’s just creepy and unsettling that they, as adults and parents, see nothing wrong with lettling a 13 year old make her own decisions knowing the results can hurt their child physically and emotionally for the rest of her life..

    • Olivia Wilson

      Totally agree. Although, here’s to hoping that they don’t decide to care more about parenting because of their careers. That seems terrible!

  • Mark

    I know that any investigation going on in the Smith family is regarding the recent pic of Willow in bed with a shirtless adult, but her older brother has said some “WTF????” things in the past that made me wonder what values were being emphasized in the household. The young Jayden took to his Twitter account encouraging all kids to drop out of school. How can a parent look at their teenage son, and let him give voice to his opinion (which comes from a position of extreme privilege) to a million or so teenaged followers? Jayden Smith can drop out of school and still be rich. Most of the world needs to stay in school for as long as they can. As a parent myself, not only would I probably take the kid’s techno and motorized toys away for spouting such inappropriate garbage to people that are nothing like him, I would probably delete his Twitter account to take away his platform. If he cannot understand that he has a million followers because his father is the immensely popular and hard working Will Smith, rather than because he is Jayden Smith, there’s a disconnect between what Will earned, and Jayden has. He needs to mature a bit before he encourages kids to make a life changing error like dropping out of school. Very very telling that the oldest Smith kid, Trey, doesn’t live with Will and Jada and isn’t getting any negative publicity.

    • Olivia Wilson

      “If he cannot understand that he has a million followers because his father is the immensely popular and hard working Will Smith, rather than because he is Jaden Smith, there’s a disconnect between what Will earned, and Jaden has.”

      So, so well-said. And, although I can understand their desire to give their kids a certain amount of freedom of expression, I do tend to agree with your general point.

  • rachel

    psshh, you mean social services are investigating their LACK of parenting. These 2 don’t do sh** and they have even publicly admitted that they let their kids do whatever they want. I recently read an interview with jaden & will and basically jaden goes out when he wants to and comes back when he wants to, who knows about willow…

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