Fans of Red Table Talk know that Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield, and Willow Smith often dive into controversial and contentious subject matter. During the segment, “Ask Us Anything,” Adrienne, Jada, and Willow discussed how she felt about defending her parents against media reports, which set off Jada regarding a mishap from the past.
According to USA Today, one person asked Willow whether she felt it was necessary to defend her parents against salacious reporting and rumors, and Jada Pinkett Smith began sounding off on one particular incident.
Smith claims perhaps the most irritating thing of all is when people online criticize their parenting choices. In other words, Jada claims she hates it when people suggest they shouldn’t let their kids make certain decisions.
Jada suggested if she and Will would’ve tried controlling their children, they may have ended up on TMZ, doing drugs, and feeling sad. The actress stated it was better to allow one’s children to find themselves and what they like to do.
Moreover, Smith recalled one incident where someone actually called Child Protective Services on her and Will following rumors they were “starving Willow.” Jada claims the rumor came about from circulated photographs showing Willow alongside Moises Arias.
Smith stated, “the boys basically lived with us, so they’re like her brothers.” Willow went on to insinuate that the issue stemmed from racial prejudice, claiming that she noticed some white celebrities posted similar photographs with similar content and they didn’t receive any backlash.
The 48-year-old mother of two claimed it was actually the very first time she became visibly infuriated, however, some people on social media pointed out that Jada might have been exaggerating.
On the same show in 2018, Smith rekindled her relationship with the Bad Boys alum, Gabrielle Union, following rumors she and her fellow actress butted heads over Will.
In the past, Jada was convinced there was something going on between them on the set of Bad Boys. However, after talking it out, Gabrielle and Jada crushed their beef.