HuffPo: Thanks to his penchant for gender-neutral dressing and his endless stream of philosophical tweets, Jaden Smith has become one of Generation Z’s biggest cultural icons. It seems the kids these days ― like Kylie and Kendall Jenner ― really connect with him. For anyone born before the mid-1990s, however, Smith’s ~ambiguities~ might not make much sense. And he’s totally aware of it. “I’ve always looked at life differently,” the 18-year-old told Variety in a recent interview. …
“I always knew no one was going to understand me — since before I could talk — and that’s why I was so quiet. I was very calm, very to myself,” he said. “I could tell I felt about life differently than other kids; I could tell by the way they treated me.” Smith embraces his unique outlook on life when it comes to his style ― which garnered him a spot in Louis Vuitton’s spring/summer 2016 womenswear campaign ― as well. To put it bluntly, he doesn’t care what people think. “I’ve always been super-duper fly and super-duper different,” he said. “People just start caring when they have a reason to start caring.”
This one hurts. Well played, Jaden. I can’t sit here and say this was a bad move on his part because that would be a lie. Ousting himself and embracing the backlash that he gets was the best play here. Nobody can make fun of you for something you make fun of yourself for. Everyone knows that. My manifesto of past events regarding Jaden Smith is well versed and extraordinarily detailed, sometimes even unnecessarily. I won’t apologize for what I said. Better yet, I stand by what I said because at that point I truly believe Jaden was just projecting and wasn’t the least bit self aware. If I said now what I had said before Jaden admitted to being weird, then that would make me look stupid. I still believe there’s a chance this spoiled brat couldn’t take the bullying anymore and his PR team tied him to a chair and told ordered him to issue this statement. But for now, Jaden and I are on good terms. I never thought this day would come, but if Jaden Smith truly knows how weird he is and has no problem with the heat he gets for it, then he’s okay in my book.
There are two specifics I can not and will not look past. One is him saying “super duper”. That phrase alone makes me think this thing is all an act and a publicity stunt. Nobody actually says super duper unsolicited unless trying to prove a point. Regardless, he’s not doing himself any favors saying that.
Two – he wore a Camelbak to the Bieber Roast. That’s an unforgivable action that can’t be reversed or taken back. That was not okay, and I will continue to humiliate Jaden Smith for that until the day I die.
In case you’re not up to speed on my beef with Sir Jaden: