To illustrate how cool and nonmaterialist his son Jaden is, Will Smith told a goddamn lie to Esquire:

Will Smith: ...Jaden, my 16-year-old, he has one pair of shoes.

Scott Raab: That's it?

WS: He has three pair of pants and he has five shirts.

SR: Total?

WS: Total. He has refused to be a slave to money. I so respect that. The younger generation is less of an ownership generation, anyway. And it's such an interesting thing to watch, because I came from a middle-class background, but, you know, our lights and gas would be cut off from not paying the bill. I grew up in a house where you would need the kerosene heaters in the winter in case the bills didn't get paid. And he's from the complete other end of the spectrum. And it's so interesting to me that from growing up in that space, he could see the need for things in a way that he's rejecting. He's like, "I'm not gonna let myself need things in that way"—but I would like him to get another pair of shoes.

Putting aside how easy it is for someone who has everything (including a compound) to say that material things don't matter, this is a goddamn lie!

One shirt.

Two shirts.

Three shirts.

Four shirts.

Five shirts.

Six shirts.


Do sweatshirts count as shirts?

Jaden Smith has a lot of sweatshirts.

Do dress shirts count as shirts?

Jaden Smith has at least one dress shirt.

Do off-the-shoulder shirts count as shirts?

Jaden Smith has an off-the-shoulder shirt.

Do iPads count as shirts?

Jaden Smith has an iPad and two shirts that we haven't seen previously in this post.

Does Jay Z count as a shirt?

Just kidding, I know Jay Z's not a shirt. But there's yet another sweatshirt.

Also note that per these pictures (which don't even span two full years) Jaden Smith has more than one pair of shoes, including a mismatched pair of shoes made from two different pairs of shoes.

If Jaden Smith no longer has these shirts and shoes, it is because he threw them out. In that case, he is the wasteful son of a goddamn liar.

[All images via Getty]