Jaden Smith defends wearing dresses, calls himself an 'icon'

Whether he’s rocking pink hair or accessorizing using his own chopped-off dreadlocks, Jaden Smith isn’t afraid to push style boundaries.

And now, the actor and singer has defended his right to wear a dress.

Taking to Twitter this week, the 19-year-old posted: “If I Wanna Wear A Dress, Then I Will, And That Will Set The New Wave … JADEN SMITH #ICON.”

He’s clearly not the only one wanting the status quo to be challenged, as the tweet has already gathered up more than 4,000 retweets and 20,000 likes.

And while some commenters have been predictably unhappy about it, many fans have seconded Smith’s sentiment.

“Laughing bc people are finally idolizing what they made fun of for years,” read one comment. 

“To hell with double standards,” added a fan, while plenty of responses simply read “icon.”

Others even called upon Smith to bring another fashion into the menswear scene: crop tops.

One wrote: “CROP TOPS KING, I wear them and lemme tell u there’s nothing better than a crop top & joggers. Join me you beautiful man. Make it a trend.”

His tweet wasn’t just talk, either; Smith has been spotted wearing non-gender-conforming outfits on more than one occasion.

Perhaps the most memorable was the monochrome frock he donned while accompanying Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg to her prom back in 2015.

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He has also featured in a womenswear campaign for Louis Vuitton and launched his own gender-neutral clothing line.

And Smith’s not the only male celebrity to have challenged gender stereotypes in fashion.

Harry Styles whipped up a storm when he wore heels to the Dunkirk premiere. Along with a double-breasted suit, Styles rocked a pair of ornate red-and-gold shoes anyone might envy.

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Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jaden Smithat the Museum of the Moving Image Salute to Will Smith which is honoring him in New York City. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - circa 1999: Baby Jaden Smith, the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
368787 03: Actor/musician Will Smith arrives at the premiere of his new film 'Wild Wild West' with his family,(l-r) nephew Matthew, Will Smith, wife Jada Pinkett, son Trey (in white suit), baby son Jaden, in Los Angeles, June 28, 1999. The film also stars Salma Hayek, Kevin Kline, and Kenneth Branagh. (Photo by Newsmakers)
Jada Pinkett Smith and son Jaden (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: US actor-musician Will Smith(C) arrives at the premiere of the film 'Wild Wild West' with his nephew Matthew(L), wife Jada Pinkett(R), son Trey(in white), and son Jaden(far R) in Los Angeles 28 June. The film also stars Salma Hayek, Kevin Kline, and Kenneth Branagh. AFP PHOTO Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Will Smith (right), father Willard Smith Sr. and son Jaden Smith at the Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Jaden Smith during Columbia Pictures Special Screening of 'The Pursuit of Happyness' at Beekman Theatre/The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Sony Pictures-Los Angeles)
Jaden Christopher Syre Smith and Thandie Newton during 'The Pursuit Of Happyness' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Paris, FRANCE: US actor Will Smith (R) poses with his son, actor Jaden Smith prior to the screening of the film 'The pursuit of Happyness' by Italian director Gabriele Muccino, 10 January 2007 in Paris. AFP PHOTO MEHDI FEDOUACH (Photo credit should read MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP/Getty Images)
DECEMBER 9: Jaden Smith attends New York Premier of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL at AMC Loews Lincoln Center on December 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by JIMI CELESTE/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 21: Actor Jaden Smith attends 'The Karate Kid' photocall at Proyecciones cinema on July 21, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 21: Actor Jaden Smith attends 'The Karate Kid' premiere at Callao cinema on July 21, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Actor Jaden Smith arrives at Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on April 2, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
(L-R) Willow Smith and Jaden Smith attend the 2011 BET Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 08: Actor Jaden Smith poses for media during a promotional event for the 'General Idea' Gangnam Store on May 8, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Jaden Smith visits Univision's Despierta America to promote their film 'After Earth' at Univision Headquarters on May 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Will Smith and Jaden Smith attend AFTER EARTH Day at Miami Science Museum on May 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - MAY 16: Jaden Smith attends the AFTER EARTH Day In Miami With Jaden Smith And Will Smith on May 16, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Columbia Pictures)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Will and Jaden Smith prepare to take a penalties during UEFA's Champions Festival which comes to London to coincide with Wembley hosting the Champions League final at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on May 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Actor Jaden Smith (hair detail) attends the 'After Earth' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater on May 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- JUNE 06: Actor Jaden Smith poses at Jackie Chan's hand/footprint cement ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 6, 2013 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Actor Jaden Smith arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Divergent' at Regency Bruin Theatre on March 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 22: Jaden Smith is sighted at LAX on May 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Actor Jaden Smith (L) and singer Willow Smith seen on the streets of Manhattan on October 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
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)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Jaden Smith is seen on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Jaden Smith is seen in Soho on June 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 18: Jaden Smith arrives at the Screening Of 20th Century Fox's 'Paper Towns' at The London West Hollywood on July 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Jaden Smith is seen in Soho on September 28, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
Jaden Smith attends 'The Divergent Series: Allegiant' world premiere at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City. ?? LAN (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 7: Baz Luhrmann and Jaden Smith seen leaving the BBC Radio 2 Studios on July 7, 2016 in London, England. Actor-musician Jaden Smith has joined the cast of Baz Luhrmann's music-driven Netflix drama The Get Down. (Photo by Alex B. Huckle/GC Images)
BURBANK, CA - OCTOBER 22: Jaden Smith attends the 26th annual EMA Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on October 22, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Jaden Smith attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 24: Executive VP of Thread Bill Besselman (L) and JUST Water investor and actor Jaden Smith attend the EMA IMPACT Summit hosted by the Environmental Media Association presented by Toyota Mirai and Calvert Research and Management at Montage Beverly Hills on March 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: Jaden Smith attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Jaden Smith is seen on November 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Jaden Smith attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 06: Actor Jaden Smith attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019 on March 6, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
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