What did our grandmothers teach us? “Don’t talk our business of what happens inside our home.” As much as I LOVE Ms. Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband, Will Smith, the “Mrs.” apparently abandoned that lesson a long time ago.

Once again, Jada’s commentary on her Facebook Watch platform, Red Table Talk, has the internet buzzing, and the way she is seemingly handling her husband is causing some eyebrows to raise.


After Will Smith, America’s “golden” son, slapped another BLACK man – Chris Rock – at the 2022 Academy Awards for making what Will apparently felt was an inappropriate joke about his wife, many said there seemed to be much more going on.

The legendary comedian and Oscar night host poked fun at a bald “G.I, Jada,” not knowing she suffered from a hair loss disorder, prompting Will to walk on stage and “the slap heard around the world” went viral.

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Speculations swirled that while Will was defending his wife’s honor, they thought his wife was actually the person who drove him to the breaking point.

I want to be plain and clear, we DEFENDED Will in a previous article and APPLAUDED him for protecting the Black woman, although it SHOULD HAVE been handled a different way, but I agree with others in thinking that Will was possibly fed up with jokes surrounding his family, as a whole. But who’s the root cause of that?

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Remember, Will was somewhat made a laughing stock, complete with the crying memes, after he and “The Mrs.” spoke about the infamous August Alsina “situationship” on Red Table Talk, which birthed a new word to the Urban Dictionary of couple speak – ENTANGLEMENT.

WHAT WE DO LOVE IS that Jada, in her own words, is now using “this moment to give the alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition,” but what we DON’T LOVE is her seemingly dismissing her husband’s intentions.

Even Vivica A. Fox, who has starred in movies with both Will and Jada, expressed her disappointment in how Jada responded to questions about the controversy.

“I just wish that we could have had a little bit more accountability and for it to not seem so self-righteous on Jada’s part,” Fox said.

At the beginning of the episode, in reference to Will and Chris, Jada said her deepest hope is that the two “intelligent, capable men,” have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile,” adding that, “considering the state of the world today, we need them both, and we all actually need one another more than ever.”

And that is so true! The problem is, SIS, YOUR words and actions COULD BE harming your own man! It appears that Will is the bear who kept getting poked – possibly in large part by his wife’s talk show revelations – and that bear had to come out of the cave – live on stage.

I don’t know, I guess my grandmother’s heeding words keep ringing in my brain, “keep your business to yourself.” I love the RTT being used as a platform for helping others with self-esteem, depression, and other topics, but I personally think it is time to take the Smith family business out of the rotation.

But — who am I to say — I’m just one woman who grew up looking up to Bel-Air’s “Fresh Prince” and A Different World’s “Lena James.” At the end of the day, they are people and not characters. I get it.

Anywho — I will let Mrs. Smith have the last word. As she most recently said, she and her husband are continuing to do what they have done for the last 28 years, and that’s “keep figuring out this thing called life together.”

Yes, we are all here for that too.