The controversial photo was shared on social media earlier this month
Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are under investigation by child protective services, claims a report.
The investigation comes after a controversial photo of their 13-year-old daughter Willow lying on a bed with her shirtless friend, 20-year-old former Hannah Montana actor Moises Arias, was posted on Instagram.
The black and white shot, shared on the social picture sharing site by Moises and also on Kylie Jenner’s Tumblr account, was quickly deleted after it sparked a flood of comments from users who deemed it inappropriate.
Though Willow’s mum Jada defended the shot saying there was "nothing sexual about it", the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services has opened an investigation, reports US website Radar Online.
Willow pictured at the Catching Fire premiere
A source told the site: "The investigation was formally opened last week and is being taken very seriously by the department,” a source told Radar.
”Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have been extremely co-operative with officials.
"Of course, they aren’t happy that their parenting skills are under scrutiny, but they understand.”
Soon after the picture surfaced, Willow’s mum Jada addressed the picture in a video taken by TMZ.
"Here’s the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture of that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it – and you’re acting like covert paedophiles and that’s not cool."
Mirror Online has contacted reps for both Will and Jada and is awaiting comment.