In a series of bizarre tweets late last week, the Karate Kid remake star made sure to let the world (and kids) know how useless he thinks school is.
Now, it’s hard to gauge exactly where Jaden Smith is coming from here. He once attended the now-defunct New Village Leadership Academy, founded by his mega-famous parents Will and Jada Smith, which came under fire for teaching a Scientology-based curriculum. So whether this is a rebellious slam against his former school or just the ruminations of a self-absorbed teenage philosopher is not easily known.
Just to set the stage, let’s take a tweet that Jaden posted back in early July:
Yes, the imagery here is annoying. But not as annoying as the fact that he probably really does treat his friends with this kind of contempt.
This would actually hold more weight if he was referring to the school he attended that was based on the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard.
This doesn’t make any sense, but we’re assuming it’s in line with the current theme.
And finally, who cares about a literate society? DROP OUT OF SCHOOL NOW CHILDREN OF THE WORLD!
We’re just having fun here. We all remember that time in our lives when the frontal lobes of our brains weren’t fully developed and we were prone to cringe-inducing behavior like this. But throw in millions of dollars, the mind-numbing exploits of child stardom, top it off with some vague connections to Scientology, and you can be sure that @officialjaden will once again wow us with his unique brand of teenage wisdom in the very near future.