Reporter Faces Backlash After Scathing Article on Jaden and Willow Smith
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Kyle Smith, the author of a recent New York Post article bashing Willow and Jaden Smith, is facing some backlash after calling the celebrity kids “nuclear narcissists” who are “überentitled, brainless, self-adoring, twaddle-spewing little munchkins.” Wow, tell us how you really feel. Will Smith Discusses Janet Hubert, Jaden Smith’s Style in New Radio Interview Smith, a grown man, went on an all out rant against the teenagers for really no reason at all and readers weren’t having it. “Do not bash children bc they’re not conforming to white supremacy. there is no one way to exist,” wrote one Twitter user. 17 Reasons Why 2015 Was Year of the Carefree Black Girl And commenter Charlie L added, “Any reasonable parent would be proud to have raised two beautiful, intelligent children. Jaden is breaking gender roles and speaking out about how oppressive said gender roles can be. He and his sister are both incredibly intellectual for their ages. Willow doesn’t like books she reads so writes her own and suddenly that’s a bad thing? She’s catering to her own tastes by writing things she finds interesting. Why is a child being interested in writing and reading her own literature such a terrible thing to you?” Jaden Smith Smashes Gender Lines, Stars in Louis Vuitton Womenswear Campaign So, Kyle Smith, why are you so bitter? WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.