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Will Smith Says Jaden Wearing Women's Clothing 'Might Have Been A Mistake' — Plus, What Does He Think About The Oscars Boycott Now?

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Will Smith may protesting the Oscars in response to their lack of minority representation — but he's still just your everyday dad!

The Concussion star made that clear when he stopped by BBC Radio 1Xtra on Monday, where he dished on everything from his parenting style and upcoming projects, to his Oscars boycott with Jada Pinkett Smith!

In the sit down, Will joked that encouraging his kids to artistically express themselves "might have been a mistake."

Video: Janet Hubert Says She 'Highly' Respects Jada On The Real!

But don't worry! The actor actually praised son Jaden Smith for modeling women's clothing in a gender-fluid ad campaign, saying the 17-year-old is "fearless" in his artistic decisions. He explained:

"Jaden is one hundred percent fearless. He will do anything. As a parent, it's scary — it's really terrifying — he is completely willing to live and die by his own artistic decisions and he just doesn't concern himself with what people think."


But the 47-year-old said his daughter Willow Smith didn't have the same freedom being only 15 years old. He even revealed the starlet has a curfew, adding:

"Fridays and Saturdays we give her until 11:00 to 11:30."

That's so precious!

Related: Will Didn't Know About Jada's #OscarsSoWhite Video

As for his Oscars boycott with Jada, Will asserted that it's "not about" the fact that he wasn't nominated for his role in Concussion, but instead:

"For me, this is a much bigger social issue. I'm recognizing a pattern in the narrowing of the imagery, the narrowing of tolerance in America… My concern is that Hollywood is reflecting a regressive trend. Hollywood is supposed to lead. Hollywood is supposed to be the most diverse and the most inclusive… I'm just concerned that I'm just seeing Hollywood slipping and making a slide that is a social and political slide that's happening throughout the country."

Well said, Will!

Check out the full interview to hear all that and what he actually thinks about his Fresh Prince of Bel-Air costar Janet Hubert (below!!!

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