Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Why Willow Smith Was Involved In Domestic Violence Discussion5 months ago by Amber Le in TV News
Jada Pinkett Smith’s most recent episode of Red Table Talk addressed domestic violence and abusive relationships. The show’s purpose was to send a message to anyone currently enduring abuse to get up and leave. Although the episode was meant to shed light on the topic and spread positivity and awareness, Smith received backlash from a couple vieweres who thought she should not have included her 18 year old daughter, Willow Smith in the conversation.
The host took it upon herself to defend her reasoning behind bringing Willow in on the discussion and her response is sure to quiet critics.
“A lot of people were talking about the idea of having Willow at the table and talking about this subject matter. I just need for people to understand that Willow’s not always at the table to talk about experiences or to act as an expert of any kind, but as a student because her mother and her grandmother have gone through a lot of things in life and it’s really about her hearing about our experiences and us being open to understanding what is happening in her life as well.
Jada then went on to explain why it was important to have her daughter sitting at the table.
“This is a conversation. And I think it’s important that we understand and I hope that we can be even more inclusive in our own families with our young adults, because that’s how we learn. It’s called prevention as well.”
Smith’s mother, Adrienne shared the statitistics of high school abuse, revealing that approximately 1.5 million high schoolers in the United States have been “intentionally hit or physically harmed in the last year by someone they are romantically involved with.”