“I was at the White House with my family and we were getting a tour. Barack and Michelle and Sasha and Malia and me and Jada and the kids, we’re walking through the White House. The night before, Jaden had said to me, ‘Dad, I gotta ask the president about the aliens.’ And I said, ‘Dude, no. No, it’s not cool. It’s not cool, it’s embarrassing.’ I was, like, ‘Jaden, DO NOT ask the president.’”
Will Smith is completely endearing on BBC Radio 1 describing a visit to the White House with his family. Which I guess is a perk of being a movie star?
But do adolescent boys mind their fathers when it comes to the important matter of the existence of extraterrestrial life? No, they do not. Find out what happened, after the jump.
“So we get into the Situation Room and Jaden gets the look in his eye and he says, ‘Dad, what’s my punishment?’ And I was, like, ‘Jaden, DO NOT.’ So Barack is talking about the Situation Room and Jaden says, ‘Excuse me, Mr. President?’ And I was like, ‘Hey, Barack, man …’ [pretends to make a distraction] and Barack said, ‘Don’t tell me.’ In perfect form — this is why he is the president — he stopped and looked at Jaden and said, ‘The aliens, right?’ And I was, like, ‘Oh shoot!’
And [the president] said, ‘Okay, I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of extraterrestrials. But I can tell you if there had been a top secret meeting and if there would have had to have been a discussion about it, it would have taken place in this room.’ And Jaden was like, ‘AGGGGHGHHGH!’”
Good one, Jaden Smith. You accomplished what decades and decades of journalists and tin foil hat wearers have not! [BBC]
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