Edited 1 year, 8 months ago

Poll: Jaden wants to be emancipated (28 votes)

Yes 4%
No 96%

Will Smith reveals his 14-year-old son Jaden wants to be emancipated

Will Smith was brought up by a military father who expected him to be seen and not heard.

But the upbringing that he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are giving their own children Jaden and Willow could hardly be more different.

They don’t punish them, instead letting them make their own decisions. And actor son Jaden has decided that for his 15th birthday in July he would like the gift of FREEDOM from his parents — and to be able to live in a home of his own.

Will, 44, revealed to The Sun: “He says, ‘Dad, I want to be emancipated.’ I know if we do this, he can be an emancipated minor, because he really wants to have his own place.


#1 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

Something is very much amiss in their relationship. I can't put my finger on it, but something is very off about Will and Jada.

#2 Posted by MirrorWave4 (1099 posts) - - Show Bio

Sounds like Jaden has Daddy issues, and only money is buying him out on this one.

#3 Posted by kuonphobos (5021 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder what the legal logistics for this are. Normally emancipation arises from some type of negative situation and all the mechanisms are in place to aid the minor similar to those mechanisms for spousal abuse. But even the legal language entails "best interest of the minor" which would assume a negative situation. How does this work when the parents are not contesting it and there is no evidence of a negative cause?

Also, how does a 15year old legally purchase a home, obtain utilities and live alone?

#4 Edited by M3th (2099 posts) - - Show Bio

Is he really so spoiled that he can't wait 3 years to get his own place?

#5 Edited by King Saturn (225704 posts) - - Show Bio

@m3th said:

Is he really so spoiled that he can't wait 3 years to get his own place?


#6 Edited by Nerx (15086 posts) - - Show Bio

Why would Jaden want to be emaciated?

that is unhealthy bro, an insult to those peeps suffering in africa

he's got no shame

#7 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

f*ck you kid. you're spoiled rotten.

#8 Posted by mikethekiller (8533 posts) - - Show Bio

All he's gotta do is wait 3 years and he's good to go. If you can't even do that then you're definitely not ready for the responsibilities that come with being an adult.

#9 Posted by cattlebattle (13587 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish my daddy bought me movies to star in so I could make completely asinine decisions and not respect common values all because I want to get my own place.

#10 Edited by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

What a snot. I'd have killed to live that kind of live when I was fifteen.

#11 Posted by Nefarious (23781 posts) - - Show Bio

Spear the rod, spoil the child.

#12 Posted by Dernman (16097 posts) - - Show Bio

What's the vote on?

#13 Edited by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

Spear the rod, spoil the child.

Actually, I think that might kill the child

#14 Posted by Nefarious (23781 posts) - - Show Bio
#15 Edited by The Stegman (26640 posts) - - Show Bio

His father is Will Smith..why the f*ck would you want to give that up?? First world problems man.

#16 Posted by gumflabica (2667 posts) - - Show Bio

@nefarious said:

Spear the rod, spoil the child.

Actually, I think that might kill the child

well, his own house might, too.

#17 Posted by KnightRise (4762 posts) - - Show Bio

Please, I'm 20 and I still wish I was Will Smith's son. But not Jada's biologically.....if you know what I mean...

#18 Posted by ssejllenrad (12790 posts) - - Show Bio

So much for "Just the two of us"...

#19 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (24352 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh... Like others said, he is a spoiled little brat who thinks he can take hold of his own s*** but doesn't know how to do it.

#20 Posted by AllStarSuperman (23264 posts) - - Show Bio

Someone needs a good old spanking...

#21 Edited by ARMIV2 (8879 posts) - - Show Bio

...WOOOOW....seriously?! That's just...wow, I'm gonna need to go back to an old image to express my utter shock at such...gaaah!

#22 Posted by Strider92 (16917 posts) - - Show Bio

This is simply the whim of a 14 year old.

#23 Posted by Extremis (3366 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4530 posts) - - Show Bio

@extremis said:

@evilvegeta74: yeah? You know them personally?

It's just something that's been whispered for years now.

#25 Posted by Extremis (3366 posts) - - Show Bio

@evilvegeta74: so by that i assume you mean gossip mags and tabloids?

#26 Edited by Cezar_TheScribe (2617 posts) - - Show Bio

@dernman said:

What's the vote on?

Whether you believe he should be emancipated, or any child should be.

#27 Posted by Bogey (1018 posts) - - Show Bio

Scientology is a hell of a religion.

#28 Edited by nerdork (4039 posts) - - Show Bio

I think papa Smith should stop putting his son in movies, and let Jaden know that his 'career' is at daddy's behest.

But, what kid doesn't have delusions of granduer at that age? Even Will said it, "Parent's just dont understand."

@kuonphobos In short...they cant. Jaden Smith is being completely incredulous. Which is to be expected from an overentitled, overendulged child of that age.

#29 Edited by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7045 posts) - - Show Bio

Drop this pansy ass in South Central LA for a couple of hours and see how much he wants to be 'emancipated' afterwards.

#30 Edited by Vaeternus (9410 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't think celebs know how GOOD they have it compared to us normal people...