Will Smith Defends Wife Jada Pinkett-Smith

Congratulations to Will Smith for winning an Oscar. Well deserved. Anyway, there is a popular saying or belief that the most disrespected person in America is a Black Woman. So, thank you, Will Smith for taking a stand for a Black Woman who is close to your heart.

Now, this is not the first time I come in defence of Jada Pinkett-Smith. You can read my earlier opinion HERE.

Now, About The Elephant in the Room

It’s funny how recently the whole world wanted to cancel Dave Chappelle, the comedian, for making a joke about Transgendered people. Everyone forgot about his profession as a comedian at that time. His Netflix deal was threatened to be cancelled. The whole world was up in arms.


When Chris Rock, a comedian, makes a joke about Jada and/or a Black Woman’s illness, apparently now it’s okay to everyone. All of a sudden, we must accept all types of jokes now. We must accept that when a comedian makes a joke (about a Black Woman’s illness) “well, it’s just a joke, guys — you’re overreacting“.

Um, excuse me!

Didn’t they also want to cancel Kat Williams, a comedian, for making jokes about gays? So, let me get this straight, it’s okay to make jokes about an illness of a Black Woman …but it’s a crime to make a joke about everyone else? Please make it make sense to me.

Jada is also a human being with Human Rights: a right to be treated with dignity, a right to grieve her illness without it being a laughingstock, a right to be treated with respect as a woman and a mother, a right to freely live her life.

Jada Pinkett-Smith is not offending anyone. She didn’t choose to have alopecia. It is out of her control. Nothing funny about it (except if she makes a joke about it.)

Published by Mitta Xinindlu

Mitta Xinindlu is an author of books in fiction and nonfiction genres. She is a versatile writer and researcher. Her qualifications in academics include a Master of Science in Project Management and a Six Sigma Green Belt. A multilingual writer with a knowledge of ten languages. Her language skills range from elementary to native. She also knows Tech languages such as R programming and Python. Her work in writing has been featured in digital and print media. Media platforms include Parade Magazine, Thought Catalog, Psychology Today, and Your Tango Magazine, In 2019 PoemHunter selected one of her poems as a Poem of the Day.

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