Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith are a Hollywood power couple. The always entertaining couple is deeply emerged in Scientology and considered, to put it nicely, to be a bit kooky.
Recently, an interview with Jaden and Willow Smith, published in the New York Times has a lot of people questioning the children’s upbringing. Both Jaden, 16, and Willow, 14, started acting at the age of eight and both are promoting new albums. Jaden has been in several movies and has his own clothing line. All of this is impressive, but their recent interview was so bizarre that many are wondering what these homeschooled children are being taught.
The interview began with a question about how they saw time.
“‘I mean, time for me, I can make it go slow or fast, however I please, and that’s how I know it doesn’t exist,” said Willow during the NYT interview.
“On the level of being here on Earth, if you are aware in a moment, one second can last a year,” Jaden added.
Since the interview was released, the world has been having a good laugh at the Smith’s expense, reports The Daily Mail.
Will Smith, 46, is still one of Hollywood’s most powerful stars, but his reputation for being an odd egotist is well known. His family’s odd ways can be linked to their long relationship with Scientology.
Will and Jada were introduced to Scientology in 2004 by their close friend Tom Cruise. Many believe that Scientology is an insidious cult. The Smiths have given the church a lot of money over the past ten years. In 2007 it was reported they donated more than $122,000 to the church.
In 2008, the Smiths were surrounded by controversy when they spent $1.2 million to create the New Village Leadership Academy in Los Angeles. The Smith’s created the curriculum and allegations flew that the school was focused on teaching Scientology. Will and Jada both insisted the school would be secular.
Jaden and Willow attended the school until it closed last year after most parents had pulled their children out. Once the school closed both Jaden and Willow became homeschooled.
When asked about school Jaden said that school wasn’t real.
“Here’s the deal: School is not authentic because it ends. It’s not true, it’s not real. Our learning will never end. The school that we go to every single morning, we will continue to go to,” Jaden said.
What was meant to be an interview about their music turned into a bizarre display that has a lot of people questioning exactly what goes on behind closed doors of the Smith’s home.