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 current 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 stated.

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

For context, on Oct. 11, Ana stated she thinks Jada makes use of “bombshells” solely as clickbait-y stunts “to sell books” and that the complete 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 advised 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 youngsters, 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 hold holding Jada to this biased commonplace 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, celeb memoirs drop each month. In reality, 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 aren’t accountable for their very own shortcomings or failures. Any mistake, whether or not or not it’s as grave as violence or as frequent as divorce, is probably a results of the lady’s failures. Any boy who grows as much as develop into problematic is commonly stated 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 will not be a results of “emotional imprisonment” or “emasculation,” and to counsel so is whack and borderline bigotry.

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

I stated what I stated.