Congratulations to Will Smith for winning an Oscar. Well deserved. Anyway, there is a popular saying or belief that the most disrespected person in America is a Black Woman. So, thank you, Will Smith for taking a stand for a Black Woman who is close to your heart.
Now, this is not the first time I come in defence of Jada Pinkett-Smith. You can read my earlier opinion HERE.
Now, About The Elephant in the Room
It’s funny how recently the whole world wanted to cancel Dave Chappelle, the comedian, for making a joke about Transgendered people. Everyone forgot about his profession as a comedian at that time. His Netflix deal was threatened to be cancelled. The whole world was up in arms.
When Chris Rock, a comedian, makes a joke about Jada and/or a Black Woman’s illness, apparently now it’s okay to everyone. All of a sudden, we must accept all types of jokes now. We must accept that when a comedian makes a joke (about a Black Woman’s illness) “well, it’s just a joke, guys — you’re overreacting“.
Um, excuse me!
Didn’t they also want to cancel Kat Williams, a comedian, for making jokes about gays? So, let me get this straight, it’s okay to make jokes about an illness of a Black Woman …but it’s a crime to make a joke about everyone else? Please make it make sense to me.
Jada is also a human being with Human Rights: a right to be treated with dignity, a right to grieve her illness without it being a laughingstock, a right to be treated with respect as a woman and a mother, a right to freely live her life.
Jada Pinkett-Smith is not offending anyone. She didn’t choose to have alopecia. It is out of her control. Nothing funny about it (except if she makes a joke about it.)