The 14-year-old Jaden Smith has caught our eye as a budding style star to keep your eye on, and this kind of only makes us more excited for what he's going to bring our way in the coming years. After getting sushi with his 15-year-old girlfriend Kylie Jenner, the After Earth star strolled out of the swanky Nobu 57 restaurant in a full-on Iron Man costume. Is there any better way to throw up a huge middle finger at the paparazzi, the people who gawk at celebrities, and the haters who shit on his style?
Of course, this might be Jaden's commentary on how we expose mere children to the blinding spotlight of celebrity, to the point that they require a literal suit of armor to protect them from our sick urge to arrange them as a centerpiece of our cultural milieu. Is this not an implicit allusion to Tony Stark and his relationship to the Iron Man suit, except happening in real life to a 14-year-old boy? At what point can we separate the child from the image, and when will we realize that we are fostering a celebrity culture that forces young boys with developing brains and perspective to don masks in order to face our gaping maws and pawing hands?
Or, this could just be an awesome kid wearing a fucking Iron Man suit while he gets bomb sushi with a girl he likes. The only way this could get better is if Lord Disick starts taking superhero style cues from Jaden, as he has with Kanye West.
Kylie, of course, looks mortified, but maybe it's best she learns now that boys will be boys.