The latest situation to stem from the whole Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith photo fiasco with their daugthter Willow is a fabrication created at the hands of the media. The couple is facing a formal investigation by Child Protective Services over a photo of their daughter. The photo is incredibly shocking, but only in the context of the investigation being an absurd, laughable farce that is a huge waste of taxpayer money and a travesty to all parents.
The photo shows a fully and appropriately clothed Willow Smith lying in a bed with a 20 year old man who is shirtless. The two do not appear to be making body contact and Willow’s outfit is in no way provocative. It’s a completely innocent looking photo and by all accounts a totally innocent situation. The so-called “outrage” over the picture is a fabrication of the media and the ensuing investigation has been sparked by false outrage.
If Child Protective Services investigated every parent’s photo bin, they would most certainly come across photos which are just as innocent as this one, and remarkably similar. There is no sexual context in the Willow Smith photo unless it’s placed there by a pedophile’s warped mind. To a pure, clean brain, the photo looks clean and pure. Therefore, the people who should be under investigation are the ones who look at the photo and see something untoward, not Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
When the news first broke about the “controversial” photo, it was expected by many that Willow would be in some skimpy outfit and draped over the man. However, when the photo was actually examined, it was clear to see that no such thing was taking place. The photo depicts two people hanging out together and that is exactly how it is has been described by Willow’s family. Obviously, they were not alone and therefore, nothing illicit was going on at the time the photo was taken.
Child Protective Services states that the investigation will last for a month. Really? A month? The people of Los Angeles should be protesting in the streets over this colossal waste of resources which is a giant rip-off to the taxpayers, not to mention a huge embarrassment to the Smiths.
What is shocking about the situation is that Child Protective Services could possibly look at the photo in question and see anything illegal, immoral, sexual, illicit or wrong in any way. The man in the picture is a family friend, nothing more. Unless something else is going on the Smith household that is not being revealed to the public, the picture should not have prompted any investigation at all.
American society has gotten totally out of control with knee jerk reactions, as well as the political correctness that is poisoning the entire culture. Now, an innocent photo can’t even be snapped without the government nosing in where it doesn’t belong. In the photo, Willow and the man are not interacting with each other. It looks as though Willow has simply flopped down on the bed. Has society reached a point where no girls under the age of 18 are allowed to be in the vicinity of a man without a shirt? Perhaps Child Protective Services ought to begin investigating every public swimming pool then, and the back room of the lifeguard station, where it is absolutely guaranteed that men without shirts will be hanging around with teen girls. They might even be laying on the same furniture. Child Protective Services is going to be keeping very busy once they start investigating every situation similar to the Willow Smith photo.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are said to be cooperating with the Child Protective Services investigation. They probably know the entire thing is a fabrication of the media and whatever perverts sounded the alarm in the first place. Nothing will come of this farce except more money in the media’s—and the government’s—pockets.
Opinion by: Rebecca Savastio