JADEN’S TAKE ON GEN­DER FLU­ID­ITY

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Ac­tor Jaden Smith (left) hopes that by wear­ing fe­male cloth­ing he can change the at­ti­tude to­wards gen­der fluid young­sters. The 17-year-old ac­tor and singer of­ten posts pic­tures of him­self on Instagram wear­ing nail pol­ish and skirts and he be­lieves that his fame can help to re­move the stigma around gen­der flu­id­ity.

“So, you know, in five years when a kid goes to school wear­ing a skirt, he won't get beaten up and kids won't get mad at him. I'm tak­ing the brunt of it so that later on, my kids and the next gen­er­a­tions of kids will all think that cer­tain things are nor­mal that weren't ex­pected be­fore my time,”Jaden said.

Smith’s par­ents have al­ways en­cour­aged him to be brave, re­ported fe­male first. “The great­est lesson I've learned from my par­ents is to be my­self, at all costs, no mat­ter what any­body thinks,” he added.

The great­est lesson I’ve learned from my par­ents is to be my­self, at all costs, no mat­ter what any­body thinks JADEN SMITH, AC­TOR

PHOTO: VI­VIAN FER­NAN­DEZ/GETTY IMAGES

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