With the new school year starting, kids all over the United States are getting back into the educational swing of things. But if it were up to Jaden Smith, there would be no such thing.
The 15-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, went on a Twitter tirade against the institution of education, tweeting, “School Is The Tool To Brainwash The Youth,” “Education Is Rebellion, “If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Planet Earth,” and “If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society.”
Jaden and his sister, Willow, 12, are both home schooled, according to ABC News.
Jaden had attended the New Village Leadership Academy, a private, Scientology-influenced school his parents founded in California five years ago. The academy closed in June after experiencing financial problems.
The academy used "study-tech," a teaching method created by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, something Will Smith called "powerful educational concepts that we believe in," "Live with Regis and Kelly" in 2007.
Jaden is considered “Hollywood royalty,” according to ABC News, as a friend of Justin Bieber and the boyfriend of Kylie Jenner, but some people say he is setting a bad example with his comments.
"He has such a huge group of fans that really look up to him," Us Weekly reporter Jennifer Peros told ABC News. "So this isn't really the example you should really be setting."