Jaden Smith believes that the world would be a better place if everyone dropped out of school.
The Karate Kid remake star didn’t win any new fans when he posted the comments on Twitter. According to the famous 15-year-old, everyone would be a lot smarter if they simply turned their back on the public education system.
“If everybody in the world dropped out of school we would have a much more intelligent society. School is the tool to brainwash the youth,” Jaden Smith explained.
Since the young actor believes public schools are the root of all stupidity, this means babies are essentially the smartest human beings on the entire planet.
“If newborn babies could speak they would be the most intelligent beings on planet Earth,” Smith observed.
Not surprisingly, Jaden’s tweets drew the ire of several people. Shortly after the actor’s post started making the rounds on Twitter, fans and detractors alike criticized Smith for encouraging his fans to drop out of school.
“Will, you need to get your son. He is on Twitter talking bare foolishness, sounding like an inmate. He really upset with those tweets. Don’t you listen, kids,” one user wrote.
“Jaden Smith is acting like half of the people who drop out aren’t damn near completely illiterate,” another explained.
As of this writing, Jaden Smith hasn’t addressed the controversy surrounding his Twitter comments. If you’re curious to see some other Twitter reactions to the actor’s strange suggestion, then have a look at the posts embedded below.
If you go on youtube and search "Will's Wisdom" then you will understand why Jaden Smith said drop out of school hahahaha.
— Chase N. Cashe (@ChaseNCashe) September 13, 2013
@officialjaden Why was the first letter of every word in that last sentence capitalized? Maybe everyone should dropout except you.
— Stef (@ApStef) September 13, 2013
The fact that @officialjaden can tell everyone to drop out of school cause his daddy has like money…so he doesn't need an education..lol
— John Flores (@pointblankjohn) September 13, 2013
folks… don't listen to Jaden Smith telling people to drop out of school…. his parents are worth over 220 million. and he's worth 8 mil
— LIL' BETANCOURT (@lilbetsss) September 13, 2013
@officialjaden maybe out of school but not drop out of education. Education and learning will always be important.
— Obstin8HeadstrongGrl (@Rachel_Luray) September 13, 2013
Are you shocked that Jaden Smith suggested that people should drop out of school?