Hollywood actress Jada Pinkett Smith made some highly prejudiced comments on Monday against white people, and even said that “blonde hair on white women triggers me.”
While appearing on an episode of “Red Table Talk,” Pinkett Smith said she has found herself prejudging women based on race, and once thought “twice” about doing an interview because the interviewer was a white woman with blonde hair.
“I have to admit I’m guilty to that to a certain degree because I do have my own biases, specifically to blonde women,” Pinkett Smith said.
“Blonde hair on white women just triggers me,” said the 47-year-old who is married to actor Will Smith. “I’ve had to catch myself.”
Ironically enough, her comments came in response to a discussion on racial divides in America.
And, rather than speak about ideas to bring more people together, the actress instead made incredibly divisive and racial comments about white women.
“Do you have a specific incident with someone who had blonde hair?” host Banfield-Jones asked Pinkett Smith.
“Absolutely. All throughout my childhood. I do remember experiencing being teased by white women in regards to my hair, how I looked, feeling belittled,” Pinkett Smith answered.
“I was going to do an interview with this blonde woman and I thought twice about it. I thought, ‘I don’t know if I want to do that.’ That was my first instinct because of how she looked!” Pinkett Smith continued.
“And I was like, ‘Oh! That’s no different.’ That doesn’t give me the right to clump all blonde women in one,” she explained. “And look at me, I got blonde hair! It’s no different from you getting robbed by a black guy once and now you’re saying all black dudes are thieves and dangerous.”
Pinkett Smith’s comments, as disturbing as they are, has become common among many, especially with those in the media.
On Monday, former First Lady Michelle Obama said she was “suspicious” of her husband, former President Barack Obama, because “white folks” were “fawning” over him.
Last week, MSNBC’s Eddie Glaude Jr. criticized “white people” and said he “didn’t think they would put Trump in office.”
Last Wednesday, former ESPN host Jemele Hill — who was fired for calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” — blamed white women for Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke losing to Sen. Ted Cruz in the midterm elections.
CNN’s Kirsten Powers said last Tuesday that “white men are very violent and a problem” while appearing on a show with network host Don Lemon, who previously said white males in America are the “biggest terror threat” in the country.
A few days prior to that, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay disgustingly said on MSNBC that she’s “not willing to let white voters off the hook” for supporting “white nationalist” President Trump.
Sadly, these are just examples from November. Pinkett Smith’s disparaging comments against white people have become common and shared by many throughout the mainstream media.