Jaden Smith Slammed For Wearing Skirt, Willow Smith Defends Him

Entertainment | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 01/05/2016 | 02:30 PM EST

Smith son announced as new face of Louis Vuitton's womenswear

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Jaden Smith is in a skirt and some people are pretty mad about it. 

The 17-year-old son of Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith was recently announced as the new face of Louis Vuitton's womenswear. The fashion house's creative director shared the news on his Instagram, along with a campaign image of Smith rocking a skirt. 

The choice of garb wasn't much of a surprise considering the teen has been photographed in a skirt before, however, some critics expressed distaste at the sight of a young man in women's clothing.

It took no time for Smith's younger sister, Willow Smith, to come to his defense.

"Males and females are put into boxes of expectation when we are born. As we grow we start to realize the damages that those expectations cause to our spiritual and emotional understanding of ourselves and life," she wrote.

"The more we start to realize that we are all the same and infinitely different at the same time, the more we begin to shed those expectations and live free to continue to uplift the essence of Earth."

Wise words for a 15 year old. 

Jaden himself has not responded to the criticism. He did address his gender fluid style earlier this year, arguing they're not "girl" clothes, but simply clothes. 

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