Will Smith’s First Reaction to Son Jaden Wearing a Skirt Was ‘You Cannot Wear a Skirt…No, [Other] Kids Are Not Going to Do It [Wear Skirts] because Their Parents Will Have Sense Enough to Not Let Them Do It’


“Dad, it’s fine,” the movie star recounts his son saying

Although Will Smith is proud that his son Jaden Smith keeps challenging masculinity norms through fashion, the movie star admitted his initial reaction wasn’t as supportive.

“He is so completely comfortable and confident in who he is and when I look at him, I really admire that,” Smith said in a recent interview with News.Au. “Jaden has his own clothing line and then he started wearing a skirt.”

Smith added, “Then I was like, ‘OK. You cannot wear a skirt.’ He said to me, ‘Dad, it’s fine. It’s going to be so hot all the kids will be wearing it.’ I said, ‘No, the kids are not going to do it because their parents will have sense enough to not let them do it.’ But he’s confident in who he is and who he wants to be.”

In a recent interview with BBC Radio, Smith said that, “Jaden is 100 percent fearless.”

“He will do anything, you know? So 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.

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Source: The Wrap | Beatrice Verhoeven