Let me start this off by saying no 13-year-old should be hanging out with a 20-year-old. It just makes no sense… Especially a 13-year-old girl and a 20-year-old man.
At 13, a girl is typically in 7th or 8th grade, going through puberty and still playing with Barbies… And at 20, a man (yes, man) is probably entirely focused on when, where and how he’ll be getting his next hook up in. Thus, the two are at very different points in life and shouldn’t really have all that much in common…
Arias–best known for his role as Rico on Hannah Montana–is a pal of Jaden Smith, but has been spotted with more recently with Jaden’s little sis…And yesterday he posted a photo with the “Whip My Hair” singer, lounging together in bed with her head resting on the inside of his knee.
Though the two are fully clothed and the photo looks pretty innocent, the juxtaposition of a minor and a half-naked adult has caused quite a bit of eyebrow raising over the last 24 hours.
In Arias’ defense, he is a talented photographer and has shared several photos of teenage celebs on his blog 490tx, including many of Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
Though Will and Jada Smith have no official comment on the scandal, a source close to the family tells TMZ the parents have no issue with the photo, saying Willow is “very mature” and the picture was all in “innocent fun… an expression of art.”
Yes, Perhaps it’s an expression of art… Or perhaps we have another Terry Richardson on our hands. Who knows.
Your turn: What do YOU think of the whole situation? Sound off in the comments below!