Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith SPEAKS OUT Amid August Alsina Drama – Entertainment Tonight

Jada Pinkett Smith SPEAKS OUT Amid August Alsina Drama – Entertainment Tonight
Read More

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith calls out Shane Dawson for sexualising his sister Willow in ‘disgusting’ video – The Independent

Jaden Smith has condemned YouTube entertainer Shane Dawson over a disturbing video involving Smith’s then 11-year-old sister, Willow.

In the resurfaced video, Dawson appears to pretend to masturbate to a Disney poster of Willow Smith, and references her hit song “Whip My Hair”.

The siblings’ mother, actor Jada Pinkett-Smith, responded late on Saturday 27 June, tweeting: “To Shane Dawson … I’m done with the excuses.”

Download the new Independent Premium app

Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

Actor and rapper Jaden retweeted his mother and posted a string of tweets, writing that he was “disgusted” by Dawson’s actions.

“You sexualising an 11-year-old girl who happens to be my sister… is the furthest thing from funny and not OK in the slightest bit,” he tweeted.

He added: “This man was also doing blackface on the regular,” before urging young people to “support creators who support us and our morals”.

“This is not okay,” he said, referring again to Dawson’s behaviour.

Dawson, 31, recently issued an apology over videos of himself wearing blackface.

“Blackface was something that I did a lot,” he said. ”Like, I did it a lot on my channel. There’s no excuse for it, there’s literally no excuse.”

“I made a video six years ago talking about it and I gave excuses, I knew it was wrong, I knew I never wanted to do it again, but I didn’t do the work. I didn’t actually look into the history of it and why it’s so wrong, and why people were so upset,” he continued.

“Because my ‘excuse’ [was] “I was just being funny, I love black people, I’m not a racist. I was trying to be funny.’ All of that is stupid and wrong. And I put that onto the internet as an adult, and that is insane. I’m so sorry.”

Dawson has yet to respond to the Smiths’ condemnation of the Willow video.

The best in film, music, TV & radio straight to your inbox

Read More

emotional Smith

Will Smith gets emotional during ‘Red Table Talk’ Father’s Day episode: ‘I’m a way better father than I am a husband’ – Yahoo Entertainment

In a revealing new episode of <em>Red Table Talk</em>, Will Smith opened up to wife Jada Pinkett Smith about parenting and his own troubled relationship with his father. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)” data-src=”–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTYzOC45MzMzMzMzMzMzMzMz/–~B/aD0yOTk1O3c9NDUwMDtzbT0xO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/″ src=”–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTYzOC45MzMzMzMzMzMzMzMz/–~B/aD0yOTk1O3c9NDUwMDtzbT0xO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/″></img></p><figcaption>In a revealing new episode of <em>Red Table Talk</em>, Will Smith opened up to wife Jada Pinkett Smith about parenting and his own troubled relationship with his father. (Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)</figcaption></figure>
<p><a data-ylk=Will Smith is reflecting on his experience being a parent.

In a new Father’s Day episode of Red Table Talk with wife Jada Pinkett Smith, the 51-year-old actor sat down to discuss his failures and struggles as a dad, saying he believes “I’m a way better father than I am husband.”

After getting married at age 24 to first wife Sheree Zampino, Smith soon became a father to son Trey, now 27. It was then that he began to comprehend “the real weight of parenting.”

“I brought him home, we put him in the bassinet, it was like stark terror,” said Smith. “I’m totally responsible for this life. I couldn’t stop going and checking. I just cried so hard. I knew I didn’t know nothing. It’s on me now. It hit me how fragile parenting is. In that moment, I could see all the spectacular lessons my father had instilled in me, and I was like, there’s no way. I’m not that good.”

When Trey was just 2 years old, Smith and Zampino split up. Though he’s expressed guilt over the divorce, Pinkett Smith, whom he married in 1997, noted, “just because a man might not be the best husband doesn’t mean he’s not a good father.”

“With Sheree and with Trey, that was a really difficult time. Divorce was the worst thing in my adult life. Divorce was the ultimate failure for me,” Smith said. “I’ve been hurt a lot in my adult life, but I don’t think anything touches the failure of getting divorced from my 2-year-old son’s mother. Sheree and I ran into that — if a man’s not a great husband, then he loses his parental rights. I’m a way better father than I am a husband. In that process, you start fighting for your rights, and the kid is in the middle.”

Due to his own troubled relationship with his father, Smith knew he needed to control his own frustrations during the divorce.

“Because of my own experience of seeing Daddy-O punch my mother, I knew my kids would never see me do anything violent toward their mother,” said Smith. “But in the first couple years of Trey’s life, because Sheree and I were divorced, I think my desire to never have my son see me in that way made me more absent as a father. I wanted to create enough distance. We not gonna be cursing, fighting.”

Despite their early struggles, it was then that Smith turned to his own father for support. Following his dad’s advice that “you’ll never win if you fight a kid’s mother,” Smith chose to surrender. “When he’s 13, he’s going to come look for you,” his father told him. And sure enough, “As soon as Trey was ready, he came looking for his father,” Smith recalled.

Now 27, son Trey is counted as one of Smith’s closest friends and confidantes. Back in 2018, Smith took to social media to discuss his own relationship with his oldest son.

“It has not always been like this between Trey & I,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “We STRUGGLED FOR YEARS after my divorce from his mother. He felt betrayed & abandoned. It is a wild blessing to recover & restore a loving relationship with my beautiful son!”

“I love doing a lot of things. I love being an actor, I love putting stuff out in the world. I love husband and wife relating. But parenting is something really rewarding and challenging about delivering human beings to the world,” Smith told Pinkett Smith during his Red Table Talk appearance.

“And to themselves,” she added.

Parenting daughter Willow, 19, also introduced Smith to a new set of challenges. At just 9 years old, Willow rose to fame with her hit single “Whip My Hair.” The family soon set out on tour with Justin Bieber, but Willow quickly decided she no longer was interested in touring.

“[Willow] had committed to these 30 days on [the] ‘Whip My Hair’ [tour]. We were in Dublin, Ireland, and she did her fourth or fifth show, and came off stage and was like, ‘I’m ready to go, Daddy.’ She was ready to go home, and I was like, ‘Well no, you can’t go home, baby. You committed to 30 days. You can’t go home.’ She kept asking, ‘Daddy, it doesn’t matter how I feel?’ And I was like, ‘Yes baby, it does matter how you feel, but you have to finish what you started.’ And she was like, “But I’m finished.’”

As a form of protest against her dad, Willow shaved her head.

“It was so devastating to me when she shaved her head bald,” Smith admitted. “Her record is ‘Whip My Hair.’ I’m like, that’s a protest against me.”

It was his experience with Willow that Smith said “introduced me to feelings.”

“I would say that ‘Whip My Hair’ thing put a pause button on my overt parenting. I stopped, and I just started watching my kids, and with Willow, I started to see that there was a higher value in talking to her about how she feels about the situation versus how to fix the situation, and it became the new thought process for me,” he said.

Pinkett then surprised Smith with a series of videos made by his three kids, including 21-year-old son Jaden.

“Happy Father’s Day, my guy,” Trey told the camera. “I love you beyond life. I

Read More