Things in Jaden and Willow's lives that make no sense

Growing up in Hollywood is hard, particularly if you happen to be the doppelganger children of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, two of Tinseltown's biggest A-list stars. For Jaden and Willow Smith, who navigated their teen years in the harshest of all spotlights, this has often meant that their bizarre, presumable hormone-fueled antics became national headlines.

That's a lot of pressure, particularly for two young kids who repeatedly express their desire to do good, make art, and leave a positive impression on the world. But alas, even celebrities are susceptible to the fickle ways of the teenage mind, and Willow and Jaden are no exception. In fact, through various interviews and viral moments, there have been times when the young duo have left us scratching our heads. That said, these are the things Jaden and Willow have said or done that have perplexed even their biggest fans.

Basically, Jaden's entire Twitter

For those of you who don't cruise the 280-character musings of the internet-at-large, you're really missing out on the bizzaro gems that are Willow and Jaden Smith's Twitter accounts. Certainly, Jaden is the more prolific user of the social media site, but when Willow has something to say, it can be just as epic as her older brother's digital ruminations. "ANYTHING that I EVER do is geared towards the evolution and vibrational elevation of this planet through the inspiration of individuals," Willow once tweeted, which is deep, if not profoundly confusing. But over the years, it really is Jaden who's honed his tweet aesthetic into, um, well, things like this.

As if the content wasn't strange enough — some of Jaden's greatest hits include, "How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real" and "What Is The Definition Of "Light"?" — you probably also noticed his curious choice to capitalize every word of every tweet. Yes, he still does this as of this writing. Perhaps there's method to Jaden's social media madness if you pay close enough attention. After all, he once tweeted, "I Don't Want You Guys To Think Because I Was Born In America That I Speak And Abide By English Grammar. I Speak Jaden, Indefinitely." We feel like that's about as close to an explanation for what's going on there as we're ever going to get.

Did Kim and Kanye get married in Gotham City?

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's May 2014 wedding was an opulent affair, complete with a setting at stunning Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy, a performance by Andrea Bocelli, a star-studded guest list, and, of course, the couture fashion of the crème de la crème. Which is why it was such a bold choice for Jaden to show up in a white Batman costume. Seriously.  

When asked about his choice to treat his invitation to a celebrity wedding like it was a Halloween costume party, Jaden told GQ, "I wore the Batman suit to heighten my experience at the wedding and prom which was fun, but also at the wedding I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so." Well, that explains that. We feel dumb for even questioning it now.

Will and Jada's backseat parenting philosophy

Much of Jaden and Willow's wackiness has been attributed to the seemingly "relaxed" parenting style of Will and Jada. The perception of their chill upbringing came largely from Will, who told E! News in 2013, "We don't do punishment. The way that we deal with our kids is, they are responsible for their lives. Our concept is, as young as possible, give them as much control over their lives as possible and the concept of punishment, our experience has been — it has a little too much of a negative quality … you can do anything you want as long as you can explain to me why that was the right thing to do for your life."

This philosophy sparked a lot of backlash, presumably because it was also piled onto previous interviews in which Will was asked about the couple's parenting style. Like this one in Parade from 2012, in which he talked about letting a then-12-year-old Willow be "in control of her body," and this one in Haute Living from 2013, in which he talked about treating his kids as equals, which is an eye-roll-worthy concept to many parents. But Will also has a sense of humor about the public perception surrounding his and Jada's alternative child-rearing ways. In response to a question by the BBC (via Vanity Fair), about Jaden and Willow's "freedom of expression," Will joked, "Yeah, I think it may have been a mistake … I think we might have gone too far."

Jaden's parents actually did understand

The idea that Will and Jada nearly let Jaden move out of the house at just 15 years old left a lot of parents with their jaws on the floor, including Jada's mother, who said during an episode of Jada's Red Table Talks, "I would have never agreed to that." However, Jada explained her controversial thought process on possibly allowing Jaden to emancipate himself from her and Will during the same episode like this:

Addressing Jaden, she said, "You were like, 'Mom, I have to leave here to live my life.' And I remember thinking to myself, as devastated as I was, I was like, 'He's right. The time is now. He's 15. It's time for him to leave the house.' She then described how Jaden needed to "leave the bubble" of celebrity life, and that he was "so mature" from a young age and was able to "manage his own life" by that point, that they would have been cool with it. Alrighty.

Jaden never went through with it, later explaining on Ellen (via People), "I'm not going anywhere. The thing that people don't get is everything at this house is free," he quipped, adding, "I can get anything and everything at his house, so I'm going to be there for 20, 30 years." Okay, in all honesty, his kid might actually be a genius, because that is the most brilliant life hack for defeating adult responsibilities that we've ever heard.

Willow and Jaden's T Magazine interview was bonkers

Though they'd grown increasingly eclectic in the years leading up to it, Willow and Jaden's now-infamous 2014 T Magazine interview basically became ground zero for any subsequent discussion of their quirkiness. It was the one where they referenced "holographic realities," the duality of the mind, and "prana energy." They also said that they really only preferred to read their own novels and listen to their own music when they're not studying quantum physics or "ancient texts" and potentially manipulating time. 

Willow also took the opportunity to drop this bit of mind-melting knowledge about babies in utero: "When they're in the stomach, they're so aware, putting all their bones together, putting all their ligaments together. But they're shocked by this harsh world." Riiiiight. Not surprisingly, that interview became a viral sensation and was quoted all over the internet, not unlike what we've just done here. But the joke was on all of us, after all, because…

This is all according to Jaden's grand plan

About a year after the T Magazine interview, Jaden sat down with GQ and pulled the curtain back on his whole wacky worldview, and surprise, he's just trolling everyone. He literally came out and said that the game he likes to play is to make nutso-sounding statements, then sit back and watch the public reaction. He then referred to him and Willow as "scientists," whose subject is humanity. "We're in a position where we can affect large groups of human beings at one time," he said, likely mounting yet another trolling attempt.

Even when he's attempted to be candid about his ruse, Jaden still comes off sounding like a conspiracy theorist. "It's fun, bro. That's what a lot of people don't realize. It's fun. It's so much fun. It's the best thing," he said, adding, "Because they thought Galileo was crazy, too, you know what I'm saying? I don't think I'm as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don't think I'm not as revolutionary as Galileo." 

At the end of the interview, he made it clear that he wants to confuse them. As such, he attempted to exit the interview with the sentiment: "Love yourself. And watch." His interviewer responded, "I'm gonna be in the car, being like, 'What the f**k did that mean?'" To which Jaden said, "Yeah. Yeah. I want you to. I want you to be," before walking away.

Now you see him, but soon you won't

Granted, we just got done telling you that Jaden loves nothing more than to revel in the dropped-jaw reactions to his public commentary, but there are times when he glaringly contradicts himself, which we're not so certain is intentional. For example, in that aforementioned GQ interview, Jaden claimed his ten-year plan — that's been in the works since he was "like 13" — included him basically disappearing from public life, only to randomly pop up with his "squad" to produce life-saving art installations then disappear once more. "It'll be kind of like Banksy. But in a different way. More of a social impact. Helping people. But through art installations," he said.

Sure, helping people is absolutely a noble goal, although it's unclear how a Banksy-esque art installation would, for example, feed or shelter a homeless person. But if Jaden, who is 20 at the time of this writing, is seriously planning on exiting the spotlight by the time he's 23, he's not showing any indication of doing that at all just yet, because…

Jaden is the Ryan Seacrest of the art world

By his own admission, Jaden plans on pulling a Bruce Wayne sometime within the next four years, but for now, he seems busier than ever. In November 2017, he dropped a major album, called SYRE, a three-year-long endeavor that he described to Billboard as "the story of me coming to be a young adult." He also said he plans on making a feature film about the album, as well as releasing an exclusive international version of the album that will have his songs recorded into different languages. In November 2018, Jaden dropped a free mixtape that hit 10 million streams in just three days. 

On top of that, Jaden's managing a significant partnership between his and Willow's art collective, MSFTSrep, with Jay Z's Roc Nation; growing an eco-friendly water business with his dad; keeping busy as the face of high-profile fashion campaigns; and booking movie and TV gigs. Call us crazy, but this guy does not seem to be making moves towards winding down his celebrity status anytime soon.

Their affiliation with The Orgonite Society

Back in 2014 (aka the year everyone was convinced Willow and Jaden were from another planet,) they started posting references on the Twitter page of their fashion label, MSFTS, to something called the Orgonite Society. One look at the every-word-capitalized description on the Orgonite Society's Instagram, which states, "We Are A Secret Society Of Individuals Who Create And Place Orgonite To Balance Gaia's Energies," is really the only clue needed as to who the founder could possibly be.  

In reality, the whole thing was basically just Willow, Jaden, and their "crew" making pyramids and other objects out of metal shavings and fiberglass in an attempt to ward off negative energy, reported BuzzFeed. According to Radar Online, it could have been tied to an alleged sex cult led by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, also known as Osho, whom Willow actually referenced in the T Magazine article. Hopefully that claim is as dubious as claims tend to be coming from entertainment tabloids, but our claim is simply this: If you're going to start a "secret society," maybe try to mask its very existence a little better by, oh, we dunno, not blasting it all over social media.

They don't need no education

In what might be the strangest contradiction of Jaden and Willow's lives, they've consistently dogged education, even though they constantly portray themselves as the deepest of thinkers and the fiercest of independent intellectuals. Again, from their legendary T Magazine interview, Jaden literally said, "You never learn anything in school," then seems to blame car accidents on what he perceives as deficiencies in the driver's ed program. Willow summed up her feelings on the one year of school she attended by saying it was "the best experience because I was, like, 'Oh, now I know why kids are so depressed.'"

Jaden didn't just stop at trashing the standardized instruction on how to operate a two-ton moving death machine. On Twitter, he wrote, "School Is The Tool To Brainwash The Youth," as well as this call to action: "If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society." Okay, got it, so Willow and Jaden think nobody needs to go to school, right? Not so fast.

They want to expand their 'Mystery School' to all

Maybe this is all just part of Jaden's master plan of deception and we've fallen right into his trap, but he seemed to reverse his entire stance on education by telling GQ that his and Willow's rigorous homeschool — what he calls "Mystery School" — schedule is "No summer break, no weekends. We learn every single day." And what exactly is "Mystery School?" Oh, you know, just a curriculum that he and Willow "set up," which was inspired, of course, by ancient Egyptians and Grecians who allegedly taught themselves sacred math and science and never shared it with anyone.

In perfectly paradoxical style, Jaden then said he'd like to spread "Mystery School" to the world, opening chapters simultaneously in the United States, Europe, China, India, Russia, and Africa when he's "like 25 or something." Wait, how could "Mystery School" become an openly attended thing? And wasn't he supposed to have already turned into some kind of art ninja for two years by the time he's 25? We're so confused — wait. Oh, we get it, Jaden Smith, you clever trickster. You've gone and done it again!

A secret boyfriend or more Banksy/Jaden hijinks? You decide.

Jaden sent the tabloid media into a frenzy in November 2018 when he suddenly declared that Tyler the Creator was his "boyfriend." According to E! News, Jaden professed his love for the fellow rapper to the entire crowd at the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, calling the "Who Dat Boy" emcee his "best friend in the whole world." Jaden then went a step further, saying, "Tyler doesn't want to say, but Tyler's my mother f***ing boyfriend, and he's been my mother f***ing boyfriend my whole f***ing life. Tyler, the Creator is my f***ing boyfriend. It's true."

Jaden also later tweeted and deleted the revelation, which Tyler seemingly laughed off by replying, "You a crazy n***a man." But then Jaden reconfirmed that what he said was "true" during an interview with Apple Music Beats 1 Radio (Per E! News). Of course, this could also be Jaden Smith: Media Mastermind at the top of his troll game, but maybe not. His own mother has expressed reservations over his relationship choices (all of which have been with girls up to this point), saying that she's been "concerned" over some of them during an episode of her Red Table Talks (via W). We wonder if she approves of this new union and/or possibly less-than-enlightened attempt at trolling via trying to trick everyone into thinking he's gay.