Raven-Symoné Supports Jaden Smith’s Androgyny Despite Confusion From “The View” Co-Hosts

"You don't see a woman wearing men's [clothes] in the ad, but why not?"

People sure have a lot to say about Louis Vuitton’s latest campaign ad, which sees actor/rapper Jaden Smith side-by-side with three female models, all rocking clothes from the brand’s SS16 collection.

Huffington Post’s Jamie Feldman heralded Smith as the “champion of gender-fluid fashion we always wanted,” while Jezebel’s Clover Hope congratulated Smith for achieving this “milestone for famous black kids.”

Of course, the Internet being the Internet, there was backlash.

“Most high fashion models don’t represent the average woman but… I don’t know,” said a confused Whoopi Goldberg.

“He’s not representing the average woman,” Raven-Symoné sensibly explained to her co-hosts, all of whom seemed flummoxed by the idea that a cisgender man would be seen wearing a skirt.

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“What is he representing?” Paula Farris asked.

“Androgyny,” Raven-Symoné replied.

“Oh, is that what it is?” Joy questioned.

“I will go into a sneaker store and I’ll go right to the men’s section. You don’t see a woman wearing men’s in the ad, but why not?”

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“But I’m sorry,” Whoopi countered, “Louis Vuitton womenswear… See once you call it womenswear… I think if you just say ’Representing Louis Vuitton: Jaden Smith,’ that’d be fine.”

“He’s a 17-year-old boy,” Candace Cameron-Bure added for no apparent reason.

“It’s about opening up the word,” Raven-Symoné suggested.

Watch the clip below and let us know where you stand in the comments.