Oh, sure, who didn’t go through a bit of a Gothic phase? We all have something black from Hot Topic stored away in the back of our closets.
“I was only wearing black…” he continues.
Yep, that’s how you do it.
“…and I was hiding from the sun…”
That’s not really a goth requirement. I’ve seen lots of goths outside. The Cure plays outdoor festival all the time.
“…because I was a vampire.”
Oh, um, well, surely he means that metaphorically.
“I was a vampire, for real.”
“I could not expose myself to the sun and I was only wearing black trench coats.”
Was there blood drinking involved in this, or Nah?
“Now I’m not a vampire, I’m out of this phase.”
I’m going to take that as a no on the blood.
“I open myself up to wear brighter things, to go out in daylight. I share much more mixed energy.”
Talk about a style evolution.
There’s a lot of questions to ask here, but maybe “Is it possible for Jaden Smith to give an interview without it going viral?” is the best one. It seems the kid can’t go five minutes without dropping some quote that is bound to end up in the gossip pages and your Facebook feed.
Smith puts his own spin on it. Usually matching some ridiculous claim with some vaguely New-Agey philosophy. Usually, there’s a bit of a boast in there as well.
Here he pairs that he’s a real-life vampire with the idea that the color of your clothing produces energy. There’s often a bit of ego-based boast in there as well.
In GQ last year, he paired his claim of being scientist with his ideas about how he can positively affect the whole human race.
“Me and Willow are scientists, so everything for us is a scientific test upon humanity. And luckily we’re put in a position where we can affect large groups of human beings at one time.”
In an infamous 2014 interview with T, he claimed that the very concept of “school” was not authentic, because, when you think about it, every day is a school.
“School is not authentic because it ends,” he said. “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.”
For British GQ Style he claimed that he will be responsible for creating a utopia, because, you know, people are just too stressed.
“I’m really working towards just fixing the whole planet Earth. I really just want to create a utopia on this planet. I really want to make it so that people don’t have to die to pay bills and just work to survive. So that they can work to actually live and do the things that they love to do.”
Just hook them with something ridiculous, and then make them listen to your world-changing teenage philosophy.
By the way, Jaden is still fixated on fixing the world.
“The world was like that when he arrived, and like that when he’s gone,” Jaden told Numeró when asked how he’d like to be remembered. “He is not here, but thank you,”
A tall task, but it should be more achievable now that he can go out in sunlight again.