Jaden Smith’s successful career just got a bit more successful. The 18-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith is co-starring in Netflix’s new and highly successful series The Get Down, and like Jaden Smith himself, the streaming series is making waves. One of the most talked-about on-screen moments of the entire series involves Jaden Smith and a provocative guy-on-guy liplock. The steamy kiss between Jaden Smith and a sexy blond has tongues and keyboards wagging.
The Get Down is the musical dramatization of the rise of hip-hop music in the Bronx, produced by Baz Lurhmann. In the racy Jaden Smith same-sex kiss scene, the sexiness of the ambiance couldn’t be more blatant. It involves an onstage drag queen, flashing lights, and some topless dancing. Cut to Jaden Smith, who’s dancing provocatively (but hesitantly) with an attractive blonde guy. As they get down, a fellow dancer encourages the same-sex kiss.
Eventually, the hot same-sex kiss between Jaden Smith and his mystery man does go down, and Advocate is calling it the “gay kiss Will Smith never could have.” Wow. Apparently, this is one time Jaden Smith walked a few steps ahead of his famous dad’s impressive footsteps, footsteps Jaden has followed in since his birth into a family of Hollywood royalty.
Gay rumors have dogged Jaden Smith for years, primarily because of his non-traditional style. In a nutshell, Jaden has had an unapologetically gender-bending style for years now. He often sports dresses and skirts and has become the first ever male face of Louis Vuitton’s women’s fashion line. As such, Jaden has long been thought to be a member of the LGBT community; however he’s never come out and is currently in a year-long relationship with a woman, the notorious Sarah Snyder.
The internet is buzzing about Jaden Smith’s same-sex kiss on The Get Down, with some social media aficionados calling foul and others upset that The Get Down is “shying away” from its own gayness, if not blatant sex.
“With a tit literally in our faces, it’s not like The Get Down‘s shying away from sexuality, just maybe homosexuality. Sure, they’re at a gay club — note the duck walking drag queens — but where’s the gay?”
All of the same-sex rumors swirling around about Jaden Smith might make a less self-confident 18-year-old a little insecure or at least get a little sick of all of the attention. Not Jaden, though. Jaden seems to be loving the publicity that his ambiguous sexuality brings to his acting, music, modeling, and personal brand. Just this week, Jaden talked to Variety about fashion, his family, his confidence, his career, and his general awesomeness.
As Fox News reports, Jaden Smith not only revels in his status, but he doesn’t apologize for it as well, even to the haters.
“I’ve always been super-duper fly and super-duper different. People just start caring when they have a reason to start caring.”
For Jaden Smith, it’s not just about living with his uniqueness, it’s about embracing the things that make him different and showcasing them to the world so that others who are “different” know they’re not alone. In fact, Jaden has made a bit of a name for himself as an advocate for the LGBT community, even though he’s not “out” himself.
“We’re here for you… If someone at your school’s trying to pick on you, it doesn’t matter because Jaden Smith’s got your back.”
In fact, Jaden Smith’s personal clothing line is, in a way, dedicated to the people like him, the people who see and react to life differently. Jaden told Variety that because of how he felt growing up, always knowing that he wouldn’t be understood because of his different perspective, he named and styled his clothing line MSFTSrep, for the “misfits” of the world.
“It’s pronounced ‘misfits.’ I took the ‘I’ out of ‘misfits’ because we’re a team and there is no ‘I’ in team, It’s a place for the lost kids and everyone to go, and something for them to have.”
Despite being a self-described “lost kid,” Jaden Smith has found extraordinary success in his ever-growing multitude of careers. He’s a model, an actor, is ready to drop a long-awaited debut album, and is even a fashion designer. Indeed, Jaden is famous for drawing attention to his eccentricity rather than running from it. Jaden Smith has even showed up to prom in a skirt, which generated lots of buzz for his name, face, and causes and lent legitimacy to boys and men everywhere who would rather wear dresses than suits to formal events.
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