Did Jimmy Fallon’s T-Shirt Gift to Will Smith Snub His Oldest Son?
By most accounts, Monday night's debut of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" was a smashing success. Fallon and Will Smith performed a hilarious "Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing" skit; U2 did their new single, "Invisible," on a rooftop 70-stories high in front of a stunning sunset; and a bevy of stars — from Lady Gaga to Joe Namath — made cameos.
Yet there was one moment during the show that some are calling out on Twitter as a misstep.
At the conclusion of Will Smith's interview, Fallon jokingly presented the rapper/actor with a T-shirt featuring '80s Brit rockers the Smiths. "It's a very cool shirt, goes with a lot of stuff. You can get it at Hot Topics," Falllon joked. "There's a lot of places you can get that shirt, but there's not a lot of places you can get this shirt."
Fallon then proceeded to pull out another T-shirt with a similar "Smiths" logo, but instead of Morrissey and company, the black-and-white photo on the tee featured Will, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow, and son Jaden — a foursome just like the band.
However, the T-shirt created a rumble in the Twittersphere because Will Smith has another son, Trey Smith, from his first marriage to Sheree Zampino.
Trey is now a grown man at 21. He was the inspiration for Will's one-time company Treyball Development Inc. and appeared with his father in the video for his 1998 single "Just the Two of Us."
Of course, since those days, Will has gone on to have a new family. Did the Fallon team make a mistake to leave Trey out of the picture or were they correct in leaving the Smiths as a quartet? Many fans seemed to think so.
Jimmy fallon just gave will smith a t-shirt of his "whole family" but they left out trey again. Poor trey .
— Riley Mata (@NotRileyMata) February 18, 2014
What do you think? Offensive or not?