American rapper and actor, Jaden Smith has countless times caused controversies about his sexual life. The statement “Jaden Smith is gay” is a heartbreaking one to a lot of people who saw him as a baby playing awesome roles alongside his father.
It’s quite tempting to conclude that the superstar is gay if one is considering his fashion statements and verbal revelations even during live performances and his association with others in the industry.
This has made his admirers search for the truth about his sexuality.
When did it start?
The controversies started in 2016. The actor and rapper modelled in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton. In fact, Jaden Smith wore a skirt. Apparently, only gay would do that in that time where males scarcely adorn skirts.
Revealing his drive for taking such an initiative, Jaden Smith explained that he was just trying to combat bullying among the younger folks. In other words, he is advocating for kids who are gays in schools to be treated just like any other else. People concluded that, if he’s fighting for them, then, apparently, Jaden Smith is gay.
The 23-year-old actor stated that “in five years, when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won’t get beat up and kids won’t get mad at him.” Thus, it would be normal for kids to put on any clothing to school regardless of their gender since he is setting the pace.
He was the first male model to model women’s wear for Louis Vuitton.
Before 2016, Jaden Smith was dating the professional Instagram model Sarah Snyder. So, somehow, fanatics concluded that he can’t be gay. Besides, the fiancée was the inspiration behind most of the songs on the rapper’s Syre album.
So, industry fanatics raised eyebrows with concerns that the superstar wanted to be a crossdresser. That wasn’t it. He made headlines for weeks for another controversy.
In 2018, Jaden alleged that Tyler, the Creator is his boyfriend. He asserted that Tyler doesn’t want to say it but he’s his “fucking boyfriend.” He said this while performing at Carnival Music Festival in 2019 in Los Angeles.
“yes, it is correct, Tyler the Creator is my fucking boyfriend, and if there’s anything you take away from this fucking show, it’s that.” With this, Jaden Smith is gay, right?
Shortly after the show, the rapper tweeted, “Yup @tylerthecreator I told everyone you can’t deny it now.”
Replying to the tweet, Tyler wrote “hahaha you are crazy ant-man.”
Meanwhile, in several interviews, he has revealed that the rapper, including Kanye West inspire his fashion choices. Tyler, the Creator refuted the claim and yet went on the IGOR Tour with him in the same year.
Jaden added more fuel to blaze the fire when Tyler won a Grammy award for best rapper album. He tweeted “My boyfriend just won Grammy.”
Well, people dismissed the update as PR gimmicks or a joke. Their reason was that, while Jaden Smith was at it, he had an album and singles underway. Therefore, to them, he just wanted publicity for his works.
Besides, aside from Sarah Snyder, the star is also connected to Kylie Jenner, Phoebe Pynevor and other young females in the entertainment circles. Therefore, he can’t be gay.
Meanwhile, on Apple music Beats One radio, Jaden revealed that he was saying the truth when he revealed that the colleague rapper was his boyfriend.
According to him, “The world is going to keep bashing me for whatever I do and I’m going to keep not caring,” he told Nylon.
“I’m going to take most of the blows, so you know, in five years when a kid goes to school wearing a skirt, he won’t get beat up and kids won’t get mad at him.”
Regarding his fashion statement, Jaden Smith is a non-binary or gender-queer – people say. And that is because he has been in the mainstream media non-conforming to the accepted gender roles. He wears skirts, dresses and high heels. So is he gay?
Even in his Vogue Korea edition in 2016, he made waves for putting on a traditional female costume. In detail, he wore a black skirt, blue nail polish, and a flower in his hair. This caused some jaw drops on social media.
Publicly, he has stated he decides what to do with his personal life and choices.
“If I wanna wear a dress, then I will, and that will set the wave…”
After the viral skirt controversy, Jaden Smith created his own non-binary fashion line “msfts”. According to him, he created that line for the girl that wants to be a tomboy or the boy that wants to wear a skirt, and people try to condemn, that he’s there for them.
Many people have been saying that “Jaden Smith is gay” and what is Will Smith’s take on his son’s sexuality. The Oscar winner has said that one of the greatest gifts he gives to his children is the freedom for them to be who they are.
In fact, the young star has credited his parents for helping him to establish a strong sense of self. He said, “My parents told me that the world was harsh and that we had to be strong within ourselves.”
Will Smith, however, hasn’t expressed satisfaction over his son’s revelations. In one interview, he expressed that he thinks Jaden is stupid because he doesn’t know how to keep secrets.
Jaden on his 15th birthday asked for an emancipation ruling with the consent of his parents. Will revealed that the son’s motivation for this was to acquire his own residence. Besides, the Smith family doesn’t believe in strict parenting style and punishment. The kids have the freedom to be whoever they want to be.
So, bringing all the pieces together, people have deduced that Jaden Smith is gay. Others also think it’s just a publicity stunt since Tyler, the Creator has most of the time denied the claim even though he has professed he’s bisexual. There is a third opinion that Jaden is bisexual.