People have called Jaden Smith crazy, but now it appears that mad scientist Jaden Smith has fooled us all.
The 17-year-old actor/rapper/social media star/son of Will and Jada is known for cryptic posts on his twitter account, but in a recent interview with GQ's Zach Baron, Jaden admits that everything he does "is a scientific test on humanity." In a post earlier this year, Popdust's own quack psychiatrist Dr. Mick Coppin diagnosed Jaden with "metastasizing [narcissistic] douchebagitis," but it seems that the good doctor was fooled by Jaden just like the rest of us.
Being a celebrity's child has had its advantages for Jaden, who has been in the spotlight since before he could walk. As Baron puts it, paparazzi photos make up "a flip-book of Jaden Smith slowly aging, as told by strangers' cameras." Jaden exploits that spotlight with a fervor, using his vast social media following to see how people react to him tweeting weird things from his account, @officialjaden.
In his GQ interview, Jaden reveals that his experiments have been going "really well," even confirming that one experiment he performed (during a magazine interview last year) led to his test subjects (us) "reacting exactly as we predicted beforehand."
Jaden also compares his experiments to great ancient philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians, like Galileo, Plato, and Pythagoras.
“Me and my sister started this initiative called Mystery School. It dates back to like ancient Egypt, ancient Greece—like Plato, Pythagoras, all these students had mystery schools. And what they learned in there was sacred. They would learn the math and sciences of that generation, and then they would build the cities and give that energy and that knowledge to the other people. And a lot of stuff they would keep really, really to themselves. Like, you couldn't say the word dodecahedron, which is just a shape, outside of one of the mystery schools or they would, like, kill you or whatever. Because it was such a sacred shape."
Jaden also revealed he is building a 12.5-foot tall pyramid at Will and Jada's house, which is styled after the Great Pyramid of Giza (to scale, of course); the new pyramid is to go with the 3-foot tall pyramid that's already in his bedroom.
Jaden knows that people think he's crazy, and he doesn't care. He tells GQ that his plan for the next ten years is to disappear, popping up only occasionally to do things that will have social impact—"like Banksy," he says. He claims he's been planning that move since he was 13. When the interviewer asks him for some scientific advice, Jaden tells him "Love yourself, and watch." He then clarifies, "Don't watch Jaden."
Do you think Jaden Smith is a mad scientist who has been performing experiments on us all or do you think he's just another crazy celebrity spouting nonsense like Charlie Sheen?
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