Jaden Smith Gets Backlash For Anti-school Rant; Will And Jada Also Under Fire
Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don’t tell our kids to clean their rooms.” Here’s a sampling of reactions on the Internet to Jaden Smith’s Twitter rant: From Yahoo !: “Yep, no rules…..great idea…..NOT! This little nit wit is so full of himself that he feels he has nothing to learn and that idea is sadly being fostered by his parents. AND, he doesn’t have to do any chores around the house because I’m betting they have many maids to take care of his needs. Wonder if he looks at his maids as slaves???? Sickening.” “Another proud moment for his mom/dad. What joke somebody needs to be the hero here, and start being a parent to this child before it is way to late.” “What a pompous brat!” “The entire family is self righteous, ignorant, pampered, arrogant..STUPID Hollywood TRASH. Any ‘decent’ opinion I had left of Will Smith went down the toilet with the statement of ‘We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don’t tell our kids to clean their rooms.’ They are NOT ‘adults’ you IDIOT!!! Cleaning their rooms is for showing Responsibility, Respect for their and your’s living environment, oh wait a minute…..of course they do NOT have to ‘clean their rooms’…they have a Fri**en MAID TO DO IT FOR THEM!!! I actually feel SORRY for those kids. AWFUL PARENTS!!!!” “Of Course he would never tell his son to clean his room.
Will Smith and ‘After Earth’: Minor speedbump or major misstep?
A budding movie star in his own right, Smith has been appearing alongside his father in films since 2006′s “The Pursuit of Happyness.” He also starred in the 2010 remake of “The Karate Kid.” Urgent: Should Obamacare be Repealed? Vote Here Now But the teen appears to have no need for education and thinks the world would be better off without it. People Use To Ask Me What Do You Wanna Be When You Get Older And I Would Say What A Stupid Question The Real Question Is What Am I Right Now Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) September 13, 2013 Will Smith, 44, and wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 41, have always been known for their hands-off parenting style with kids Jaden and 12-year-old Willow. “I think that, specifically in African American households, the idea coming out of slavery, there’s a concept of your children being property and that was a major part that Jada and I realized with our kids,” Will Smith told Haute Living magazine recently. “We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don’t tell our kids to clean their rooms.” Rumors were floating around earlier this year that Jaden Smith was seeking emancipation from his parents, but he brushed off the reports during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in May. “Here’s the thing I need to explain. I’m not going anywhere,” Jaden Smith said on-air. “The thing that people dont get is that everything at [dad Will's] house is free. So I can get anything and everything that I want at his house, so I think Imma [sic] be there for 20, 30 more years. But [dad] says as soon as I have a movie that’s bigger than one of his movies, then I have to get my own house.”
Jaden Smith Trashes School in Twitter Rant, But He’s Not Grounded
Audiences expecting to see Will Smith kick some alien ass had to settle for him literally guiding his son through the motions an unfortunate metaphor for the Smiths professional relationship that critics have been only too happy to poke . But this was still a $130 million bet on Will Smith, who came up with the idea for the potential franchise-starter, recruited a director with a number of recent misfires in M. Night Shyamalan, and anointed his son as the films leading man. What remains to be seen is whether After Earth is a mere speed bump like Smiths own Wild Wild West or is it something with a lasting stench, like John Travoltas Scientology vanity project, Battlefield Earth . That After Earth arrives soon after Smith acknowledged turning down the title role in Quentin Tarantinos Django Unchained doesnt make a strong case for Smiths choices of late, but his reliance on patterns of past performance to guide his career might be slightly overstated by the media. His resume demonstrates he has an appreciation for four-quadrant data, but they arent his only criteria. After all, this is the same actor who made Ali and The Pursuit of Happyness remarkable by the sheer magnitude of his personality and ability. And although he supposedly has new installments in the works for some of his most popular franchises, including another Men in Black , hes also slated to anchor Focus, a con artist movie from the directors of Crazy Stupid Love, and is attached to star in the Hurricane Katrina drama, American Can, for Edward Zwick. Neither will likely require sequels or battling aliens. But its also possible that Smiths winning formula needs to be adjusted.At 44, Smith doesnt yet need to retreat from the action-oriented films that made him famous, but he might want to seek out more auteuristic directors who appreciate his fame and know how it can be manipulated in new and different ways. Seventeen years after Independence Day, Smith still lacks a real actor/director partnership like Johnny Depp has with Tim Burton and Leonardo DiCaprio has with Martin Scorsese and the only directors hes worked with more than once are Men in Blacks Barry Sonnenfeld, Bad Boyss Michael Bay, and Gabriele Muccino, who helmed Happyness and Seven Pounds. Turning down Tarantino was a missed opportunity for Smith, especially because it was a calculated risk that someone as established as Smith can easily afford to take. (Plus, can you imagine a better movie role to redeem himself for the yes-sir zen caddy he played in The Legend of Bagger Vance , the movie Spike Lee derided as Driving Mr. Damon?) Smith might also want to recalibrate the way he sells his projects, a full-court press that is high-volume, in both senses of the word.