Pop culture winner and loser of the week ft. Twitter and Jaden Smith's skirt
Jaden Smith. The 17-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is the face of the Louis Vuitton spring-summer 2016 campaign. In a photo called “The Heroine,” Smith poses alongside three female counterparts on a street scene shot in Tampa. Did we mention that he’s modeling womenswear? Smith “represents a generation that has assimilated the codes of true freedom, one that is free of manifestos and questions about gender,” wrote Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of the house of Louis Vuitton. “Wearing a skirt comes as naturally to him as it would to a woman who, long ago, granted herself permission to wear a man’s trench or a tuxedo.” Indeed, Smith has been known to wear a dress on a regular school day — and look good doing it.
Twitter. The social media site is expected to drop its 140-character limit and replace it with a 10,000-character limit. What is this, Facebook? Why have any constraint at all? Limiting tweets to 140 characters forces users to write creatively while expressing themselves simply and instantly in a live public forum. Plus, does this world really need another outlet for lengthy diatribes like this one? The answer is no. No, it does not.