Will Smith slammed Kim Kardashian and her family for their fame-hungry ways during a joint interview with his 14-year-old son — and “After Earth” co-star — Jaden Smith.
When a reporter for New York Magazine asked Jaden how his family differs from the Kardashians, Will refused to let him answer. “You know, he’s never had to, to deal with those kinds of questions,” he said before mocking the journalist’s attempts at rephrasing the question. Will finally answered on behalf of Jaden.
“Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we’re really trying to accomplish,” will says of his family. “We are trying to put great things into the world, we’re trying to have fun, and we’re trying to become the greatest versions of ourselves in the process of doing things we love. So the idea of fame or exploitation or orchestrating the media is sometimes even less than desirable for us.”
He also refutes any claim that he and wife Jada Pinkett Smith have taken on stage parent roles, a la Kim K.’s “Momager” Kris Jenner. “It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane,” says Will. “I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that is going to be everywhere in the world … at the end of the day, it has to be their choice.”
But not their choice to answer questions directed at them by reporters? Hmm. What makes things a little awkward is, Jaden has been rumored to be dating Kim’s little sister, Kylie Jenner off-an-on since Nov. 2012. The pair are good friends, regardless. So, what will Kylie and her fam think about Jaden’s dad’s comments?