Is Jaden jaded? (Sorry, I had to.) In a new series of tweets, Will Smith’s son shared that he doesn’t think schooling is exactly necessary — and actually admits he thinks dropping out is a good thing.
At 15, Jaden Smith sure has a lot to say about schooling! The Karate Kid actor tweeted for two days in a row about education, and how people would be “much more intelligent” if they just dropped out!
Jaden Smith Encourages Dropping Out Of School
“School Is The Tool To Brainwash The Youth,” Jaden tweeted out to his 4.5 million followers on Sept. 12. While we thought that was a little off — it was just the beginning.
That same day he added, “Education Is Rebellion,” and “If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Planet Earth.”
Well, tell us how you really feel, Jaden!
Jaden Was Brought Up In Non-Traditional Ways
It seems that he has something against the schooling system in general. “If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society,” he added on Sept. 13.
While he and little sister Willow Smith currently are homeschooled, they actually used to attend the New Village Leadership Academy, founded by parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith. The private school taught nontraditional methods of education like study-tech, which is used in scientology. However, after a lack of funding, it was shut down in June 2013.
Now, he and 12-year-old Willow are homeschooled.
Will and Jada alike have commented that they don’t raise their children the way many others do.
“We respect our children the way we would respect any other person,” Will told Haute Living magazine in May. “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.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers — is Jaden’s twitter rant understandable or setting a bad example for kids who are a fan of his?
— Emily Longeretta