Jada Pinkett Smith has once again addressed the criticism surrounding her marriage to Will Smith, this time responding to comments made by Ana Navarro of The View.
In a recent interview on The Breakfast Club, Pinkett Smith was asked about Navarro’s remark that she was “emasculating and embarrassing” Will by discussing their personal life in her memoir, Worthy.
Pinkett Smith responded calmly, suggesting that Navarro had not read her book and was simply reacting to headlines. She also pointed out that Smith himself had written a memoir, Will, in which he discussed his own experiences in the relationship.
“People have a right to their opinions,” Pinkett Smith said. “I always know that anybody who’s saying that hasn’t really done their homework.”
She went on to say that she doesn’t let negative comments bother her, explaining, “I’ve been there. I’m not gonna sit up here and act like I haven’t. I’ve been there, thinking I know based on headlines. … I have no judgment because I’ve been there.”
Pinkett Smith’s response to Navarro’s criticism is a reminder of the importance of engaging with sources directly, rather than relying on second-hand information or sensationalized headlines. It is also a testament to her ability to rise above negativity and focus on what is truly important to her.
However, Pinkett Smith’s advice to “let it go” may not always be practical, especially when dealing with public figures who have a large platform to spread their opinions. In the case of Navarro, her comments have been seen by millions of people and have undoubtedly contributed to the negative perception of Pinkett Smith.
In such cases, it may be necessary to speak out in order to defend oneself and protect one’s reputation. Pinkett Smith has done this in a measured and respectful way, and her comments are likely to resonate with those who have been in similar situations.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to respond to criticism is a personal one. There is no right or wrong answer, and it is important to do what feels right for oneself. However, Pinkett Smith’s example shows that it is possible to respond to negativity with grace and dignity, and that doing so can have a positive impact on both the individual and the broader community.