Jada Pinkett Smith Responds To Ana Navarro’s Criticism

Jada Pinkett Smith fired again at Ana Navarro and the haters who claimed her memoir was “emasculating and embarrassing.”

On The Breakfast Membership, Jada, 52, was requested what she felt about Ana’s latest criticism of her new memoir Worthy. Throughout a number of episodes of The View, Ana, 51, claimed that Jada’s husband, Will Smith, was an “emotional prisoner.”

“Well, I think if she took time to read the book, you know? I think that … if you wanna just read headlines, I could see how that could be confusing. But the book is right here,” Jada mentioned.

“You have two books you can read, actually. You can read my book and Will’s book.”

For context, on Oct. 11, Ana mentioned she thinks Jada makes use of “bombshells” solely as clickbait-y stunts “to sell books” and that your entire course of feels “unseemly.”

Ana introduced it up once more throughout an Oct. 23 episode, including, “I’m done with the Jada thing, and I’m done defending Will because Will is out there supporting her. I think Will is being held emotionally prisoner. But you know what? It’s their stuff.”

Ana’s co-host Sunny Hostin urged she learn Worthy, to which she replied, “I don’t wanna read the book. I don’t wanna give them another dime for her emasculating and embarrassing him to everybody in the world.”

Jada responded to Ana’s unfair judgment with purpose. “People have a right to their opinions. I always know that anybody who’s saying that hasn’t really done their homework,” she added.

“But, you gotta expect it too because of what the headlines are, what ‘clickbait’ is,” Jada continued. “Will knows what it is, I know what it is, my kids know what it is, and, more importantly, Great Supreme does too. That’s really all I’m concerned with at the end of the day.”

Jada and Will share two kids, Jaden, 25, and Willow, 23. Will can also be father to Trey Smith, 31, from his earlier marriage to Sheree Zampino.

Ana and the opposite critics can preserve holding Jada to this biased customary of “oversharing” and “emasculating” a grown man as a result of Jada is not checking for the haters. “I let it go. Because let me tell you — I’ve been there.”

To me, all of the criticism of Jada and her memoir feels misogynistic and anti-Black coded, and I am glad to elaborate. For instance, superstar memoirs drop each month. The truth is, Britney Spears’s explosive tell-all The Girl in Me was launched the identical month.

I take difficulty with critics’ use of the phrases “emasculating” regarding Will Smith. Will is among the highest-paid actors and a family title, however he is additionally a Black man.

Second, there’s this concept, which I imagine is rooted in misogyny, that males are usually not accountable for their very own shortcomings or failures. Any mistake, whether or not it’s as grave as violence or as widespread as divorce, is maybe a results of the girl’s failures. Any boy who grows as much as change into problematic is commonly mentioned to be failed by his mom.

Will is competent in his relationship with Jada. As somebody who learn each their memoirs (his a few years in the past), his assist for his spouse’s memoir isn’t a results of “emotional imprisonment” or “emasculation,” and to recommend so is whack and borderline bigotry.

I applaud Jada’s response that critics ought to do their homework as a substitute of trumpeting rhetoric rooted in bigotry. If not, the critics may come off as “embarrassing.”

I mentioned what I mentioned.