The Left has a hard time accepting objective reality, including the undeniable truth that men and women are different. One Hollywood A-lister, however, recently let slip that he not only accepted these differences, but that he observed them playing out naturally.
“King Richard” star Will Smith made the comments during an interview promoting his new project, which tells the story of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard Williams.
The “Men in Black” alum sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss his time on set and how he related to his co-stars. When asked who he enjoyed spending time with the most, Smith had a surprising answer.
“You know what the most fun for me was? Those times in the bus with five daughters,” the actor said. “Girls are really different than boys. One of the things I noticed with girls is everything was complimentary and added to things going on. It was pleasant. Whereas with boys, somebody hits somebody in the head with something.”
That simple yet honest revelation doesn’t sound like more than common sense. But for others in Hollywood, especially other actors, it could be construed as a blasphemous statement.
Still, the source of the statement is highly interesting. Smith, along with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, have come under scrutiny for their highly unique parenting methods, which include lax rules and allowing their two children, Jaden and Willow, to set their own boundaries.
And both their kids have been especially experimental with gender roles. Jaden made headlines promoting women’s fashion for Louis Vuitton, and while Smith initially questioned the move, he was ultimately supportive. But that’s not the only time the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alum revealed his more traditional views on men and women.
“When Jaden got asked to do the women’s campaign for Louis Vuitton, this kind of gender fluid fashion, Will called me,” Pinkett Smith said on a 2018 episode of Red Table Talk. “‘My son is not supposed to be in a Louis Vuitton ad wearing skirts…Is this a good idea?’ [She replied] ‘Well you know what, Will? This is what he wants. This is his expression.’ And he said okay, okay. But it was tight, it was tight. He was afraid, it was uncomfortable.”
And the same went for his daughter Willow. During that same discussion, she recalled her dad’s reaction to getting a haircut. The performer recalled how when she was 9 years old, her dad reacted strongly to her plans.
“He told me he didn’t want me to cut my hair. He was like, ‘Don’t do it. All your femininity!’ As if my femininity was in my hair,” Willow explained. And this coming from a singer whose most popular single was, “Whip My Hair.”
It sounds like Smith’s views are a lot more conservative than the rest of his family, even if he does go along with their whims for the sake of family unity.
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