by Karl Utermohlen | September 17, 2013 1:25 pm
Jaden Smith is facing criticism over recent comments he made about education and the school system in the U.S.
ABC News reports that the 15-year-old actor said that America’s education system brainwashes students and tweeted that “If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society.” The older child of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is being attacked for sending this message to his 4.5 million Twitter followers.
US Weekly reporter Jennifer Peros said that he has a large fan base and this isn’t the message he should be sending them. A tweeter also disagreed with Smith’s comments, saying that “this is why we don’t let celebrity children make decisions on the education system.”
Smith and his 12-year-old sister Willow are both home-schooled. They used to attend the school founded by their parents — the New Village Leadership Academy — before it shut down.
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