Jada Pinkett-Smith admitted on her Facebook show Red Table Talk that she has prejudicial feelings against white women with blonde hair.
Jada Pinkett-Smith began the show admitting she has biases and prejudices, “We’ll be talking about all our biases because the sad part is I realize I’ve got some serious prejudices and biases myself.”
“I think what crushes me, specifically in my relationship with white women, the thing that really breaks my heart is that white women understand what it feels to be oppressed.”
Pinkett-Smith’s daughter Willow interjects, “Because of their sex.” Jada continues:
“What it feels like to be ostracized or not being treated as an equal. I do have my own biases, specifically with blonde women. Blonde hair on white women just triggers me, and I’ve had to catch myself.”
Smith would later explain she specifically has issues with white blonde women.
“I do have my own biases, specifically with blonde women. Blonde hair on white women just triggers me, and I’ve had to catch myself.”
Author Adrienne Banfield-Jones, who happens to be Jada Pinkett Smith’s mom, asked her if there was a specific incident that causes her to have this prejudice. Smith admitted there was.
“Absolutely. All throughout my childhood. I do remember experiencing being teased by white women in regards to my hair, how I looked, feeling belittled.”
“I was going to do an interview with this blonde woman and I thought twice about it. I thought, ‘I don’t know if I want to do that.’ That was my first instinct because of how she looked! And I was like, ‘Oh! Oh! That’s no different.’ That doesn’t give me the right to clump all blonde women in one. And look at me, I got blonde hair!”
“Just because I had that specific experience because it’s no different than you getting robbed by a black guy once and now you’re saying all black dudes are thieves and dangerous.”
This isn’t the first time that the issue of race and prejudicial feelings has been at the forefront for Smith. During the 2016 Oscar season, Jada Pinkett-Smith called on minorities to boycott the award ceremony because she believed there was a lack of diversity in those who had been nominated. During that same Oscar season, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite trended on social media .
Jada Pinkett Smith is considered one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood. Smith played Fish Moony on Gotham for three seasons and currently has Angel Has Fallen in post-production. The third move in the Olympus Has Fallen series.
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