Actor Jaden Smith is not dead. There was a hoax a few days ago that Will Smith’s son committed suicide. According to Snopes, the hoax is a scam to lure people into Facebook apps, and the website that started the rumor has an abundance of fake stories.
However, the internet is still convinced Jaden Smith is dead. Top Google searches for the 18-year-old rapper and actor are “Jaden Smith Dead”, “Jaden Smith suicide”, “did Jaden Smith die,” and “is Jaden Smith dead.” People are also searching established news outlets, such as BBC News and CNN, to confirm the rumor
Jaden Smith is not fcking dead!! Smh these fb posts ????— Jonathan Felisilda ⚡ (@MrJonathanPinoy) August 4, 2016
My mam just started freaking out cus she thought Jaden smith was dead, like you can't believe everything you see on Facebook Mam— Edel O' Sullivan (@EdelOSullivan97) August 3, 2016
lol guys, Jaden Smith isn't dead. Be mindful of the things you read on FB. Not everything you read is true— MĀLIA (@dinx670) August 1, 2016
People searching these terms may have missed the young Hollywood star promoting his new Netflix series, The Get Down. The eccentric actor was spotted wearing a gold grill as he walked down Times Square to appear on Good Morning America.
Jaden also appeared on the The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy and Jaden mused about going on a family trip, and Will Smith’s son suggested they go to Area 51. The actor jovially suggested that they camp out there and look for UFOs.
Jaden also joined his father, Will Smith, on the promotional tour for Suicide Squad. In the film, the 47-year-old actor portrays Deadshot, the DC comic character who doesn’t miss.
The Karate Kid actor’s new Netflix show, The Get Down, is an original series for the subscription service. The show, which was first announced early last year, is in partnership with Sony Pictures. It is about a group of African-American and Hispanic boys growing up in the South Bronx in the 70s. Jaden will portray Marcus “Dizzee” Kipling, an eccentric graffiti artist, who came up on the tough streets of the South Bronx.
Watch the trailer below.
Other news surrounding the rapper and actor is that his girlfriend, Sarah Synder, is having an affair. An Atlanta photographer named Gunner tweeted a picture of himself and Snyder in bed, claiming that she is cheating on Jaden with him.
Jaden, who turned 18-years-old last month, is three years younger than Sarah. She has denied cheating, and the photographer deleted his tweets. The young couple seems to still be in a relationship despite the cheating rumor catching fire on the internet.
It is possible that the photos of Jaden’s girlfriend and the man she is allegedly having an affair with are old. However, the pictures are suspicious. The Shade Room got a copy before it was deleted.
As you can see, the young actor is alive and well and living a normal life despite the death rumors floating around.
Apart from acting and rapping, Jaden Smith is known for cross-dressing and giving bizarre interviews. He made history by becoming the first male to be the face of the Louis Vuitton’s womenswear campaign.
In a recent interview with GQ magazine, he talks about gender and how he views clothes.
“I feel like people are kind of confused about gender norms. I feel like people don’t really get it. I’m not saying that I get it, I’m just saying that I’ve never seen any distinction. I don’t see man clothes and woman clothes, I just see scared people and comfortable people.”
He also talked about his close relationship with his sister, Willow.
“I’d say it’s like full-on sibling brain connection. I’d say that she’s definitely the female version of me, one hundred per cent, in every single way. And I’d say I’m the male version of her.”
Jaden Smith’s last film was After Earth, which he starred in alongside his father, Will Smith. The film was a commercial success but was panned by critics. He was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award for his performance in the movies.
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