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Neil Young is a longtime activist and advocate for human rights in the United States. Jimmy Fallon is a longtime, well, goofball. We love them both. So, just for fun, here’s Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young as Will Smith as the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

The video has been making the rounds at the Breakthrough office today and we’re officially obsessed. And while we’re at it, why not check out Jimmy’s (er, Neil’s?) homage to the heiress to the Fresh throne herself, the fabulous Willow Smith and her feminist anthem, Whip My Hair.

-Katie

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Celebrating pop culture dads who bring dignity, equality, respect—and the funny—into their TV homes, and those of audiences around the world. 
This Sunday, human rights start with…dad. -Dana

Celebrating pop culture dads who bring dignity, equality, respect—and the funny—into their TV homes, and those of audiences around the world. 

This Sunday, human rights start with…dad. -Dana

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Maybe some parents just don’t understand (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves), but Will Smith seems to be getting it exactly right. 

“We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”

— Katie

Maybe some parents just don’t understand (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves), but Will Smith seems to be getting it exactly right. 

“We let Willow cut her hair. When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body? If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world. She can’t cut my hair but that’s her hair. She has got to have command of her body. So when she goes out into the world, she’s going out with a command that is hers. She is used to making those decisions herself. We try to keep giving them those decisions until they can hold the full weight of their lives.”

— Katie

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