"You can’t really post things like a normal person without getting criticized," he says in new interview, in which he also translates his weirdest tweets.
We are truly our own worst enemy.
If you loved Jaden Smith's out of this world tweets (example: "I Am Not A Human And I Don't Speak English"), blame those who feel the need to chime in with negativity. And if that's you, then know this: You blew it for the rest of us.
The actor and rapper told The Huffington Post that constant criticism of his cryptic thoughts had resulted in him feeling less comfortable in sharing them.
"Yeah it has. That's a big thing," he said. "Every once in a while I might go crazy on Twitter and say some crazy stuff, but that has changed my relationship with Twitter and social media."
With 7.7 million followers on Twitter and 9.7 million on Instagram, the actor explained the downside of being an influencer on social media. "It gets to a point where you have so many followers that you can’t really post things like a normal person without getting criticized on a major level on everything that you post," he said.
With his weirdest tweets, perhaps, in the rear view, the son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith was at least willing to reflect on what the hell he was trying to say when he sent some of them out. Here are our favorite explanations from the interview.
I Am Not A Human And I Don't Speak English (2018)
"That’s true! That’s true! Because I’m not gonna be categorized as a human. Oh, humans are supposed to do this or act like this or people are supposed to act like this or people are supposed to be this. I’m my own thing. Don’t judge me off some standards that were made up before I was born. I’m doing my own thing."
How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real (2013)
"This one comes from a study that a scientist was saying, that the way that the eyes perceive reality is not the way we actually see it. So, like, we can only see three base colors, but there’s so much more on the electromagnetic spectrum of light that we could see, but our eyes are just not capable of seeing, which brought me to the realization that what we see on an everyday basis is not actually what’s there. It’s actually only what we can take in."
"And I also took in another study that ... our eyes are kind of like mirrors in a sense to where they perceive things and then they flip. We take in the information upside down and then the brain flips it right side up so that we can see it right side up ... and I was like, if we take in the raw visual information upside down and mirrors portray things in reverse, then they’re not real. We’re living in the Matrix."
The More Time You Spend Awake The More Time You Spend Asleep. (2015)
"The more time you spend awake, the more time you do spend asleep. I mean that’s just a fact. But like, I just f--king need to ... as soon as I say it, then it becomes like a novelty thing. Then it becomes something that’s super funny. It’s super true though."
If A Cup Cake Falls From A Tree How Far Away Will It Be From Down. #Jupiter (2014)
"That one? I really don’t know where my head was at with that one. Yeah, I love that one. That was like an abstract painting in the form of words. The visuals that get created in your mind when you say that sentence, I created those visuals in your mind."
Click on over to HuffPo for more of Smith's reactions to his own tweets, because they're almost as good as the tweets themselves, which are apparently an endangered species now. Thanks for nothin' Jaden Smith "fans."