JADA PINKETT SMITH has defended JUSTIN BIEBER, RIHANNA and TAYLOR SWIFT against all the “cyber-bullying” that they’re experiencing in the media by writing a long and expressive rant over the weekend on her Facebook account.
It looks like Jada feels very strongly about all the “cyber-bullying” going on in the media—especially against Hollywood’s young stars. Like Justin Bieber, who’s been the subject of a lot of presumably false rumors in the media over the past few weeks… or Taylor Swift, who constantly gets mocked for her controversial dating history… or Rihanna, whose renewed romance with Chris Brown often gets talked about in the media.
In a long message posted on her Facebook account, which included a photo of Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and young, Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis, Jada wrote:
“How can we ask for our young stars to have a high level of responsibility if we are not demonstrating that same level of responsibility towards them?”
“This last week, I had to really evaluate the communication in regard to our young artists in the media. I was trying to differentiate cyber-bullying from how we attack and ridicule our young stars through media and… social networks. It is as if we have forgotten what it means to be young or even how to behave like good ol’ grown folk. Do we feel as though we can say and do what we please without demonstrating any responsibility simply because they are famous?”
Addressing the attacks against Justin Bieber, Jada then wrote:
“Is it okay to continually attack and criticize a famous 19 year old who is simply trying to build a life, exercise his talents while figuring out what manhood and fame is all about as he carries the weight of supporting his family as well as providing the paychecks to others who depend on him to work so they can feed their families as well? Does that render being called a c*nt by an adult male photographer as you try to return to your hotel after leaving the the hospital?”
And speaking about 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, who was recently called a “c*nt” by The Onion (an American news site) in a cruel tweet posted on their official Twitter account, Will Smith’s wife said:
“Or what about our nine year old beautiful Oscar nominee who was referred to as a c*nt as well?”
As for Rihanna and Taylor Swift, Jada went on:
“Or what about being a young woman in her early twenties, exploring the intracacies of love and power on the world stage? And should we shame a young woman for displaying a sense of innocence as she navigates through the murky waters of love, heartbreak, and fame? “
The actress continues:
“Are these young people not allowed to be young, make mistakes, grow, and eventually transform a million times before our eyes? Are we asking them to defy the laws of nature because of who they are? Why can’t we congratulate them for the capacity to work through their challenges on a world stage and still deliver products that keep them on top. We all know how hard it is to keep our head above water, even in the privacy of our own homes let alone on the world stage. Imagine yourself, at their age, with the spotlights, challenges and responsibilities. Most of us would have fallen to the waste side before we could even get to a crashed Ferrari, a controversial romance, several heart breaks, or an Oscar nomination at NINE.”
Then, Jada gave a meaningful ending to the message by attempting to explain how the cruel, hateful comments and stories about these young stars are clearly fueled by jealousy. She wrote
“We WISH we could have had the capacity to accomplish HALF of what they have accomplished along with ALL these challenges they face. But…maybe THAT’S the problem…we WISH we could have or even…we WISH we could. But…maybe THAT’S the problem…we WISH we could have or even…we WISH we could.”
Do you agree with Jada?
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