‘We Might Have Gone Too Far’
If you haven’t checked out Jaden Smith’s closet lately, you might be surprised so see an overabundance of skirts, dresses and other clothing items typically associated with womenswear. They could be leftovers from his recent photoshoot with Louis Vuitton – in when he acted as the face for their new women’s line – or they could just be some old favorites from his sophomore year of high school. After all, Jaden has a history of challenging the normative rules of masculinity.
As it turns out his famous father Will Smith couldn’t be more proud of his son’s fearless attitude when it comes to making art and facing people’s opinions.
Papa Smith recently sat down with BBC Radio 1Xtra with A.Dot and and gave some insights into how he and Jada raised their kids and how they’ve helped them to develop their unique attitudes toward life.
First Smith jokes that they “may have gone too far” with their kids, but then he gives the scoop on how he really feels as a father…
Jaden Smith is a gender-fluid dream come true.
Recently Jaden went viral after posting this Instagram snap of himself shirtless, wearing a skirt and boasting blue nail polish and a flower in his hair. In the same week he was chosen to represent high-end couture brand Louis Vuitton — for their new women’s line. And it doesn’t seem like his gender-norm impassivity will let up any time soon.
Will Smith couldn’t be more proud of his son’s freedom of expression.
When asked if he pushed his son to develop a carefree freedom of expression, Smith first jokes that he and his wife ‘may have gone too far.’ But then he explains how some of the ideals of artistry have crossed over into his methods as a parent.
“You know, there’s a really powerful internal quality as an artist that as parents we encourage,” Will Smith shared with BBC Radio. “You gotta get out on the edge, you have to try things, you have to be comfortable doing things that people don’t agree with and you have to be comfortable doing things that you could fail.”