Will Smith's initial reaction to son Jaden's gender-bending style: 'You cannot wear a skirt'

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Although Will Smith is proud that his son Jaden Smith keeps challenging masculinity norms through fashion, the movie star admitted his initial reaction wasn't as supportive.

"He is so completely comfortable and confident in who he is and when I look at him, I really admire that," Smith said in a recent interview with News.Au. "Jaden has his own clothing line and then he started wearing a skirt."

Smith added, "Then I was like, 'OK. You cannot wear a skirt.' He said to me, 'Dad, it's fine. It's going to be so hot all the kids will be wearing it.' I said, 'No, the kids are not going to do it because their parents will have sense enough to not let them do it.' But he's confident in who he is and who he wants to be."

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Jaden Smith attends the premiere of Universal Pictures 'Pitch Perfect 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, in Los Angeles, California, on May 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Valerie Macon (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Jaden Smith attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California, November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Jaden Smith poses at the post-premiere party for the film "Focus" on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Jaden Smith arrives at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jaden Smith, left, and Willow Smith arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" at Nokia Theatre LA Live on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actor Jaden Smith arrives at the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy brunch presented by MAC Viva Glam at a private residency on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Jaden Smith (L) and his mother actress Jada Pinkett Smith pose at the after party for the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Focus' at the W Hotel on February 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: (L-R) Actor Jaden Smith, comedian Hannibal Buress and honoree Justin Bieber attend the after party for The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: Kendall Jenner and Jaden Smith are seen in Los Angeles on April 04, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 04: Jaden Smith is seen in Los Angeles on April 04, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Actor-singer Jaden Smith attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 14: Actor/singer Jaden Smith attends The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Actor Jaden Smith attends American Eagle Outfitters Celebrates The Budweiser Made in America Music Festival during day 2 at Los Angeles Grand Park on August 31, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for American Eagle)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 07: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor Jaden Smith and recording artist Janelle Monae attend Roc Nation and Three Six Zero Pre-GRAMMY Brunch 2015 at Private Residence on February 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images For Roc Nation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: Actress Willow Smith (L) and actor Jaden Smith arrive at the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy brunch presented by MAC Viva Glam at a private residency on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18: Actor Jaden Smith attends the premiere of Open Road Films' 'Justin Bieber's Believe' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on December 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Jaden Smith attends the 11th Annual Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party With Emporio Armani on September 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 28: Actor Jaden Smith (L) and actress Kylie Jenner attend the Premiere of Summit Entertainment's 'Ender's Game' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on October 28, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Actors Will Smith and Jaden Smith attend the 'After Earth' premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on May 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
US actor Will Smith (L) and his son Jaden Smith pose for photographs at the UEFA Champions Festival in east London on May 25, 2013 to kick off the Ultimate Champions match ahead of the UEFA Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 07: Actor Jaden Smith attends the 'After Earth' South Korea Premiere Time Square on May 7, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. Will Smith and Jaden Smith are visiting South Korea to promote their recent film 'After Earth' which will be released in South Korea on May 30. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
US actor Will Smith (R) and his son Jaden Smith (L) meet fans while promoting their new movie 'After Earth' in Taipei on May 3, 2013. Hollywood star Will Smith said Friday that he will probably shoot a comedy with his son Jaden when they team up for the third time in film-making. AFP PHOTO/ Mandy CHENG (Photo credit should read Mandy Cheng/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: Actor Jaden Smith and actress Willow Smith arrive at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 02: Singer Willow Smith (L) and actor Jaden Smith arrive at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Actors Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, singer Willow Smith and actor Jaden Smith (L to R) arrive at the premiere of 'Justin Bieber: Never say Never” in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Jaden Smith arrives at the premiere of 'Justin Bieber: Never say Never” in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Jaden Smith arrives at the LA Premiere of "Ender's Game" at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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READ MORE: Will Smith Calls His Gender-Bending Son Jaden '100 Percent Fearless'

In a recent interview with BBC Radio, Smith said that, "Jaden is 100 percent fearless."

"He will do anything, you know? So as a parent it's scary, it's really terrifying, but he is completely willing to live and die by his own artistic decisions and he just doesn't concern himself with what people think

At the end of January, Jaden posed shirtless in a skirt with a flower behind his ear for a picture he posted on Instagram.

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Jaden also found himself in the headlines recently when he joined the illustrious ranks of models chosen to represent Louis Vuitton -- for their new women's line.

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PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actor Will Smith presents the award for Outstanding Motion Picture onstage during the 46th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 6, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
Willard Carroll Will Smith Junior, an African-American actor, producer, and rapper in his youth wearing a large baseball cap, July 31, 1996. (Photo by Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images)
DJ Jazzy Jeff (Jeff Townes), left, and The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) are seen backstage at the American Music Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Calif., Monday, January 31, 1989, after winning in the category Favorite Rap Artist and Favorite Rap Album. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Will Smith during an interview with guest host Jay Leno on October 15, 1990 -- (Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Will Smith holds his Grammy Award 25 February in New York. Smith won best Rap Solo Performance for 'Men In Black.' (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Actor/rapper Will Smith arrives at the 'Enemy of the State' film premiere at the Walter Reade Theatre in New York City November 18, 1999. (Photo by Diane Freed)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Actor and Recording star Will Smith holds up two of the three awards he won at The American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA 11 January. Smith won awards for Pop Rock Favorite Album, Soul, Rhythm and Blues Favorite Album, and Favorite Male Artist. AFP PHOTO Gerard Burkhart (Photo credit should read GERARD BURKHART/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: US actor Will Smith (C) arrives with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith (L) and his son, at the 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, CA, 20 January 2002. Smith is nominated for Best Actor-Motion Picture Drama for his role in 'Ali.' AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Will Smith on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. Friday, March 8, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Will Smith and his sons arrive for the premiere of 'Spider Man' at the Mann Village in Westwood, Ca., April 29, 2002. photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect
Best Male Performer winner for 'Ali', Will Smith at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards held at the Shrine Theatre in Los Angeles, Ca., June 1, 2002. (photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)
WESTWOOD, CA - JUNE 26: Actor Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett and his family attend the film premiere of 'Men In Black II' at the Mann Village and Bruin Theaters June 26, 2002 in Westwood, California. 'Men In Black II' opens in theaters nationwide on July 3, 2002. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Will Smith at 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. Thursday, June 27, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
SANTA MONICA, CA - APRIL 12: Will Smith during Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar April 12, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 7: Actors Will Smith (L) and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the premiere of 'The Matrix Reloaded' at the Village Theater on May 7, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 20: Actors Will Smith (L) and Ice Cube arrive at the premiere of MGM's 'Barbershop 2: Back in Business' at the Chinese Theatre on January 20, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
CANNES, France: US actor Will Smith and US actress Angelina Jolie (R) ride into shore at the Carlton Hotel beach on a promo float for their film 'Shark Tale', 14 May 2004 at the 57th Cannes Film Festival in the French Riveria town. AFP PHOTO BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Will Smith accepts the award for favorite pop/rock male artist at the 33rd annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Actor Will Smith gives the victory sign to reporters upon his arrival at Ciampino airport in Rome, Friday, Nov. 17, 2006. Smith is in Rome to attend the expected wedding of actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, likely to take place at a medieval lakeside town outside Rome, Bracciano, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Actor Will Smith waves to fans as he arrives at the premiere of the film "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 14, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Will Smith makes the award presentation for achievement in visual effects during the 81st Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
From left, Jada Pinkett Smith, her children:Trey Smith, Jaden Smith, Willow Smith, and husband Will Smith, and Charlize Theron pose together at the Simon Wiesenthal Center annual National Tribute Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday, May 5, 2009. Will Smith was honored by the center with its highest honor, the 2009 Humanitarian Award, which was presented by Theron.(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
HONOLULU, HI - JANUARY 12: Actor Will Smith waits on a tee during the Pro-Am at the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club on December 12, 2005 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
U.S. actor Will Smith arrives for the UK Gala Premiere of Seven Pounds at a central London cinema, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
Cast members U.S. actor Jaden Smith, left, Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan, second left, U.S. producer and actor Will Smith, second right, U.S. producer and actress Jada Pinkett Smith, center, and U.S. actress Willow Smith react as they arrive for the gala premiere of the film Karate Kid in London, Thursday, July 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, producers of "The Karate Kid," pose together at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, Monday, June 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Will Smith arrives at the premiere of the documentary film "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 17: Will Smith (R) and his daughter Willow Smith listen to testimony at the 'The Next Ten Years In The Fight Against Human Trafficking: Attacking The Problem With The Right Tools' Committee Hearing at the Hart Senate Office Building on July 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
US actor Will Smith signs autgraphs as he arrives for the German Premiere of the movie "Men in Black 3" in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Actor Will Smith looks at the scoreboard in the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Nets, Friday, April 13, 2012 in Philadelphia. The Nets won 95-89. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Actor Will Smith poses upon his arrival for a press conference to promote his new movie "Men in Black III" in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
Will Smith, left, and his son Jaden Smith pose for photographers during a press conference to promote their film "After Earth," in Tokyo, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Will Smith, left, and Jada Pinkett Smith arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0001 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Will Smith with host Jimmy Fallon during the 'Evolution of Hip Hop Dancing' skit on February 17, 2014 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 28: Actor Will Smith (R) presents his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith with the Star Power award onstage during 2015 'Black Girls Rock!' BET Special at NJ Performing Arts Center on March 28, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Actor/rapper Will Smith listens for the crowd's response during his performance at the annual Wango Tango Music Festival at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, June 15, 2002. A wide variety of performers including Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion and No Doubt were featured in the all-day music festival. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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