Men in Black III actor Will Smith was spotted enjoying some one-on-one time with his youngest child Willow, 11, as the pair grabbed a frozen yogurt treat at Menchies in Calabasas, Calif. on Wednesday (June 20).
It seems mama Jada Pinkett Smith recently joined Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in the fight against human trafficking after Willow – who learned about the cause after watching the KONY 2012 video about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony – decided that “these girls need me.”
“She did her own research and realized that there were young girls her age in this country being trafficked for sex,” Jada tells USA Today. “She was like, ‘Mommy – you don’t know what’s happening!’ I was like, ‘Hold up, pause right there!’ And, she was like, ‘I’ve got to give my voice to this. These young girls out there need me.’”
“I was actually really quite ashamed that I didn’t know about this particular situation in our country, because when you think about human trafficking, you think about it ‘over there.’ Wherever ‘there’ is,” Jada continues. “When you talk about modern-day slavery, you don’t see chains. It’s all about the mind… So, it’s a very layered, complex issue that’s going to take some time for us to figure out how to pull apart… Right now, we just have to get aware.”
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