Jaden Smith Tweet-Bashes School System and Lazy Folk

    September 16, 2013
    Lacy Langley
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In a surprising display of rage against education, school, rules and society in general, Jaden Smith blasted Twitter with a sequence of angsty tweets. The irony isn’t lost on this grammar nut, as the tweets pour out, many riddled with bad punctuation and the like. However, I gotta say, I think the kid has some good points.

Will, 44, and wife Jada, 41, founded their own school, the New Village Leadership Academy, in Calabasas, Calif. back in 2008. Even with the Smiths donating millions of dollars into the private elementary institution, which employed a wide range of untraditional educational methods, the academy shut down last June.

Assuredly, Jaden has the approval of his parents to express himself in whatever way he wishes. Us Weekly reports that The Smiths are very vocal on their parenting philosophy.

“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,” he told Haute Living magazine. “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.”

Image via twitter

  • Den

    That’s right kids. Go out into the world with no education and no money. Try and do whatever you want to do and see how far you get.

    • Truth Hurts

      Yeah, IF your dad is not Will Smith, I think you’re going to have a slightly harder time making it in the world with no education.

  • Ryan

    It’s amazing that privileged kids of rich parents think that they know what’s best for everyone. What’s even worse is the countless kids that listen to this drool and the millions undoubtedly clicking on it spreading it making it the leading Yahoo trend. Let’s all remember the key elements here.
    1. Being a celebrity means you are inherently smarter than the rest of us.
    2. The implication that quitting school will work GREAT for someone without money is great because we read it online.
    3. Twitter is the great debate tool for the modern age reincarnations of Socrates.
    4. If you’re reading this seriously you must’ve forgotten that this young man already has more money than the average American will make through a lifetime of hard work. On the road he is taking he will have spent it and gone broke by age 30 and the rest of us will take on his debts as our own burdens through the wonder of bankruptcy court.

  • Taylor

    It is my intention that I never spend another dime on a movie or product involving this Moron! I’m African American and I don’t want my kids anywhere near his stupidity!

  • http://brownmamas.com Diamonte

    I think the real problem is that we have so lost the ability to think critically that we are more critical of his tweet than we are the education system he’s lambasting. WAKE UP. http://brownmamas.com/2013/09/17/are-you-raising-a-non-conformist/

  • Cindy Lou

    I love Will Smith, the actor. However, his parenting style appears to leave something to be desired. In my opinion, he is raising an entitled young man, one with no self-discipline or restraint and very little if any moral barometer. God help us all when this child is unleashed on the world. Quite frankly, the entertainment industry is probably one of the few places he’ll be able to succeed–not on his own merit of course, but be/c he’s Will Smith’s son.

  • Bly

    Says an uneducated teenager. Go away and see what you can do about your rebellious buddy Miley C. Better yet keep holding hands with Kylie Jenner. She deserves you.