Jaden Smith Hopes That His Gender Fluid Fashion Choices Will Prevent Kids From Being Bullied in the Future.
Wearing a white lace ruffle top, Jaden Smith covers the August issue of NYLON Magazine. Over the past year, Smith has garnered quite a few headlines over his gender-bending fashions, which have including skirts, dresses, and tops from womenswear collections.
The teen star even appeared in Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign, sported a pleated leather skirt and posing alongside top fashion models.
When it comes to negative comments about his clothing choices, Smith takes it all in stride. In fact, he hopes to normalize young men wearing skirts and dresses so as to save kids from bullying in the future.
“You just have to believe in yourself, you know,” Smith says when asked where he draws his confidence from and what advice he’d give to anyone struggling with low self-esteem or bullying. “The world is going to keep bashing me for whatever I do, and I’m going to keep not caring. I’m going to keep doing the same things—I’m going to keep doing more things. I’m going to take most of the blows for my fellow MSFTS. So, you know, in five years when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won’t get beat up and kids won’t get mad at him. It just doesn’t matter. I’m taking the brunt of it so that later on, my kids and the next generations of kids will all think that certain things are normal that weren’t expected before my time.”
Images by Jesse John Jenkins. Read more at NYLON.