Teen actor becomes unlikely spokesperson for gender variance
Jaden Smith became an unlikely spokesperson for gender variance last week after he defended his choice to wear skirts dresses on social media.
While the actor and rapper received some anti-gay remarks, the response to his gender-neutral fashion sense was overwhelmingly positive with thousands of liking and sharing his posts.
The 16-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith on 8 April uploaded a photo of of him trying on a black-and-white striped dress on Instagram.
'Went to TopShop to Buy Some Girl Clothes, I Mean "Clothes,"' he wrote.
The next day, he tweeted, 'That Moment When Your Wearing a Dress With No Pants and You Swerve Way Too Hard.'
PopSugar noted that while the young actor had been spotted in tunics and dress-like styles before, his commentary was a 'refreshing new twist.'
'It's inspiring to see the young style setting challenging gender norms and wearing exaclty what makes him comfortable.'
YouTube sensation Chris Crocker thanked Smith 'for being an inspiration to youth by not abiding by society's expectations.'
'PS love the dress!' he tweeted.
'Isn't it crazy that women wear pants every day, but when a guy wears a dress it's breaking news!' tweeted another fan.
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