Jaden Smith was mocked on social media for an old interview from 2018.
In the interview, Smith says he prefers to hang out with adults instead of people his own age.
Smith posted a satirical image of himself about the interview on Twitter.
Jaden Smith poked fun at himself with a satirical tweet in response to social media users who mocked a resurfaced interview he gave to Los Angeles radio host Big Boy in 2018.
In the resurfaced interview, a then-19-year-old Smith — who is now 23 years old — discussed his childhood and how he struggles to connect with peers his own age because according to him, they don’t show interest in the socio-political topics of the day.
“I’m very happy that I spent my childhood with more adults than I did with kids my own age,” Smith said in the interview. He then went on to explain that when he hangs out with people his own age, they seem “dumb and concerned with frivolous things in life.”‘
Smith later added: “I’m just, like, ‘Dude, like, oh my God. Can we talk about the political and economic state of the world, right now? Can we talk about what’s going on in the environment? Can we talk about other things?'”
The actor’s comments in the old interview were mocked on social media and became the basis of a series of memes. One Twitter user called armadillo21, for instance, shared a video of a toddler walking with the caption: “Jaden Smith on his way to curse out his kindergarten classmates for not understanding the complexities behind the current political climate.”
Jaden smith on his way to curse out his kindergarten classmates for not understanding the complexities behind the current political climate pic.twitter.com/oO0ObJpiAJ
— Armando🇻🇪 (@armadillo21) April 17, 2022
Me: Hey Wanna Talk About The Economic And Political State Of World Together.
Me: Ok Cool pic.twitter.com/rkQzZ4jZbb
— Jaden (@jaden) April 18, 2022
Smith made headlines last month for a tweet he posted in apparent support of his father, Will Smith, who slapped comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars. Will Smith interrupted Rock’s monologue during the Oscars ceremony and slapped him in the face in response to a joke Rock made about Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife, and Jaden Smith’s mother.
After the broadcast, Jaden Smith tweeted: “And That’s How We Do It.”
And That’s How We Do It
— Jaden (@jaden) March 28, 2022