Will Smith Admits That Encouraging His Kids To Express Themselves Too Much ‘Might Have Been A Mistake’

Gee, you think so?

I wonder what tipped Will off. Was it the time Jaden made a video of himself giving life lessons like “Life is stairs”? Or maybe it was the time Willow and Jaden had a joint interview with The New York Times and said shit like:

Willow, the 14-year-old musician whose debut single, “Whip My Hair,” went platinum when she was not yet a teenager, explains that the gift of life is “looking at nature and being, like, ‘Wow, I am so lucky to have a body and to breathe and to be able to look at this.’ ” To which her older brother Jaden, a 16-year-old actor and musician, adds: “And the huge, terrible thing the world would be missing by not expressing yourself.”

“Wow, I am so lucky to have a body and to breathe and be able to look at this” is something that only crosses my mind when I roll up to a Ruby Tuesday’s with a clean salad bar. While any number of things could’ve given Will Smith the hint that his kids have batshit for brains, it looks like he’s finally, FINALLY come to the conclusion that yeah, his kids are weird as shit. Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Xtra DJ A.Dot:

Bringing up the subject, the host inquired: ‘Your kids seem to have a lot of freedom of expression, is that something you consciously encourage them to have?’

‘Yeah, I think it might have been a mistake. We may have gone too far,’ the 47-year-old father-of-three responded.

…On the potential backlash concerning his son wearing women’s clothing – Jaden was named the new face of Louis Vuitton’s womenswear campaign in January – Will revealed the youngster is ‘100 per cent fearless’ – a quality which both scares and inspires him.
The actor explained: ‘There’s a really powerful internal quality as an artist that as parents we encourage.

‘You’ve got to get out on the edge. You have to try things, you have to be comfortable doing things people don’t agree with and you have to be comfortable with doing things that you could fail.

‘And Jaden is 100 per cent fearless. He will do anything. As a parent, it’s scary, it’s really terrifying but he is completely willing to live and die by his own artistic decisions and he just doesn’t concern himself with what people think.’(via)

Sorry Will, but your kids are only “artists” out of sheer nepotism – okay fine, Willow’s “Whip My Hair” was catchy as fuck and definitely deserved all the acclaim it received, but Jaden? Not so much. If both of them were born to non-famous parents then all the kids at school would look at them like they’re freaks, sorry not sorry. But NOPE! Will Smith is their dad and Jada Smith is their mom, so they get to run around and say weird shit like this:

I’m curious about your experience of time. Do you feel like life is moving really quickly? Is your music one way to sort of turn it over and reflect on it?

WILLOW: I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist.

JADEN: It’s proven that how time moves for you depends on where you are in the universe. It’s relative to beings and other places. But on the level of being here on earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year. And if you are unaware, your whole childhood, your whole life can pass by in six seconds. But it’s also such a thing that you can get lost in.

WILLOW: Because living.

JADEN: Right, because you have to live. There’s a theoretical physicist inside all of our minds, and you can talk and talk, but it’s living.

WILLOW: It’s the action of it.(via)

…slap a sticker that says “ART” on it at the end of the day, and go home.

What a crock of bullshit.

[H/T Daily Mail]