Will Smith and son Jaden Smith, cover the current June issue for New York Magazine. The father and son duo look cool in white and somewhat like identical twins. This comes as more publicity for the family, since they have been doing promos of late for the movie, ‘After Earth’, a Hollywood apocalyptic blockbuster.
In the feature interview, Will Smith appeared to counter claims of his family comparison to The Kardashians, in terms of using the media as a money making scheme for themselves (For those familiar with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality show, you should know this with Kris Jenner’s usual mention of her 10%). He responded thus,
‘For our family, the entire structure of our life, our home, our business relationships—the entire purpose is for everyone to be able to create in a way that makes them happy. Fame is almost an inconsequential by-product of what we’re really trying to accomplish. 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.’
Will also showed his liberal stance when it comes to parenting,
‘It may seem like we have pushed our kids into the business, but that is absolutely insane. I would never, ever, push somebody to have their face on a poster that’s going be everywhere in the world. He is making a choice from the informed. It’s less scary to me than if he wanted to be a dentist in that I couldn’t help with what he’d chosen. I have relationships with some of the biggest filmmakers and actors and producers on Earth. So I can be a huge help. Willow chose singing and then un-chose it. She said, “Daddy, I want to go to school with my friends during the week, and I want to hang out with them on the weekends.” At the peak of “Whip My Hair,” she’s like, “Daddy, I’m done.” At the end of the day, it has to be their choice.’
Jaden then added ‘He’s, like, really just cool. He lets us have our freedom as long as we can control our freedom.’. The editorial also dishes on Jaden’s rumoured romance with the baby of the Kardashian and Jenner clan, Kylie. He’s choosing to keep mum about it, despite several leaked paparazzi pictures.