The celeb offspring have hit out at teens who are only ‘Instagram’ famous.
Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, the teenaged children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have declared they want to ‘utilise social media to elevate the consciousness' of others. The siblings sat down with Pharrell Williams for the latest issue of Interview magazine and explained how they make the best use social media, as opposed to their friends who are just 'Instagram famous'.
“I know so many kids who literally are, like, Instagram-famous,” 15 year-old Willow said. “They have done nothing but post pictures on Instagram. And they have followings. People love to see them in person, but it's only because they post on their Instagram.”
“It's literally crazy. Kids will paint a picture of themselves that is so far beyond who they actually are. It's like they're wearing someone else's skin. Then there's people, like me and Jaden, who want to utilise social media to elevate the consciousness of those people who feel like all they want from social media is to be famous.
“Like, you can actually be a voice,” she continued. “You can actually say something that's inspiring and not just make people feel like you need to buy things and be a certain way.” Willow’s brother Jaden then added that social media should be used to “educate people on different things”, rather than showing off.
Elsewhere in the interview the teens described parents Will and Jada as their ‘biggest role models’ and also revealed that they were “much, much cooler” before anyone took an interest in them. “Nobody knows that Willow and I were much, much cooler before,” Jaden said.
“Like, before people were looking at the things that we were doing, we were so much more, like, method with fashion. We really went all the way. We went the extra mile on everything because there was no one looking at us,” the 18-year-old added. “We've been through the roof, with ludicrous fashion ideas since we were extremely young.”