Jada Pinkett-Smith and children

Jada Pinkett-Smith used her social network account to explore the question "Are we bullying our young artists?"

Smith, 41, is the mother of two highly visible young artists, Jaden Smith, 14, a rapper, and Willow Smith, 12, a former singer who retired to just be a kid.

"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," says, referring to Justin Beiber, who cancelled a concert after his bizarre behavior was criticized in the media last week.

Jada goes on to say that Bieber and artists such as Rihanna and Taylor Swift are simply working hard to support their families and to provide paychecks to their employees.

"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?," she asks.

That's all well and good, but the entertainment business is dog eat dog. Many adults have fallen victim to the pitfalls of the entertainment industry.

Children need guidance and direction to protect them from the hazards of the music industry.

Mrs. Smith should be asking herself why she would allow her children to be subjected to such abuse when she has the financial means to provide a safe and secure environment for them outside of the public eye.

Jada Pinkett Smith

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    • FuturedocDonte

      Jada --- let it go ma'am :coffee:

    • Ty

      Damn how are they taking a family pic without Duane :coffee:

    • http://twitter.com/candyrayne215 spongebobfan

      oh boo hoo.... young old they in the lime light and will get crucified like anyone else, whats needed is a good structure behind them, see beyonce and maybe usher?(for ex)....

      once money comes in the family of these artists become yes men....

      Does Jaden see something in the distance over there or........?

    • luVn_liFe…

      Oh JaDA

    • WUT IZ THA PROBLEM!?

      *Tips back in :kona: (Don't want to get caught before I start new position)

      :woohoo:

      :cheer: thanks for the drank WHO DAT!

      Milky Thanks!
      *Tips tha fuk on! See yall!

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      :smack: Why must she comment on EVERYTHING like people care what she thinks?

    • Ididntreallymeanit

      I like Jada's outfit

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Wow. Will look like the trying catch Morgan Freeman in age. Is that chit even possible?

    • Diva

      Jada looks fierce in that pic!!!! Wif her little petite self!
      @Man :nana:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @TY
      "Damn how are they taking a family pic without Duane "
      _________
      :rofl:

    • Genia

      Ty says:

      Damn how are they taking a family pic without Duane
      ________________________________________________________________
      :rofl: Duane had to sit on the side with Johnny Gill

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      @DIVA
      "Jada looks fierce in that pic!!!! Wif her little petite self!"
      _________

      Why Jaden got more "hips" than her then?
      :(

    • Betamax82

      :tea:

    • LadieLeo

      :tea:

    • NaijaGal

      loving Jada's whole fit and those shoes...yes please...Jada is allowed to post her thoughts like anybody else...some will other, others won't...I do find it sad when folks attack children...how fcuked up is your life that you're attacking a child, but I digress

    • Genia

      Jada's awkward moment was realizing her kids....weren't going to be as cool as she was at their age...

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

      I hear her but thn again a dumb choice is just that a dumb choice. Anybody making those can get it, me included

    • luVn_liFe…

      Bieber\artists such as Rihanna and Taylor Swift are simply working hard to support their families and to provide paychecks to their employees.

      ~ ~ ~
      :tea:
      See . .

    • that_VA_thickchick

      LadieLeo says:

      I use to watch the Middle but I started going to church on Wednesday night so I stopped watching it……I also watch Cougar Town.

      I think I’m extra petty today cause of that hour I lost. I was doing good but then I messed round and saw my favorite bartender yesterday afternoon and came home and next thing you know it was after 6 and I was……well never mind.
      ___________
      SO you know about Brick whispering to himself. :lol:

      I think I may be the only person who doesn't seem to feel the effects of this time change. Unless it hits me later tonight or something. :shrugs: So far so good.

    • http://gravatar.com/caramelcutie Ms. Blu Rain

      I just ate two rows of saltine crackers and phili cream cheese :oops:

    • Diva

      @Man...dude it's those wide hip pants the little boy got on :smack:

    • Ty

      Mrs. Smith should be asking herself why she would allow her children to be subjected to such abuse when she has the financial means to provide a safe and secure environment for them outside of the public eye.
      _______________
      :cosign: Jada has no room to discuss parenting

    • 100% usa made!

      She has been going hard lately. Wonder why she is putting on a cape all of a sudden

    • FuturedocDonte

      Does anybody else see anything wrong with a 19 yr old hanging with a 14 year old?!? :shrug:

    • that_VA_thickchick

      Genia says:

      Ty says:

      Damn how are they taking a family pic without Duane
      ________________________________________________________________
      Duane had to sit on the side with Johnny Gill
      __________
      :rofl: @ both of ya'll :rofl:

    • Betamax82

      Genia y were you rolling your eyes @ me I was agreeing with your last sentence :tea: I guess I should have just posted that then

    • LadieLeo

      @VA, actually it was the likka and that late nap *pass out* but I just say time change not to seem like a drunkard.

    • NaijaGal

      Does anybody else see anything wrong with a 19 yr old hanging with a 14 year old?!?
      ===========================
      2 teen artists hanging out so nope...now if'in he turns him out like Puff and JD did Usher that's a problem :lol:

    • Genia

      Betamax82 says:

      Genia y were you rolling your eyes @ me I was agreeing with your last sentence I guess I should have just posted that then
      ________________________________________________________
      AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW im sorry baby!! let me take back my side-eye. It just has a mind of it's own sometime.. saw-wee :kiss:

    • Who Dat

      Jesus is a run-on sentence in that mess.

    • Ty

      Genia says:

      Ty says:

      Damn how are they taking a family pic without Duane
      ________________________________________________________________
      Duane had to sit on the side with Johnny Gill
      ______________
      :crying:

    • OutsidetheBox

      If a mama cant discuss parenting who can? :lol:

    • Diva

      Who Dat says:

      Jesus is a run-on sentence in that mess.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      :chase:

    • Genia

      Who Dat says:

      Jesus is a run-on sentence in that mess.
      _______________________________________________
      DUB!! you are like that favorite relative...i can't wait to see coming at the family functions...cause i know you are going to clown out!

      :kiss:

    • Who Dat

      Why Jaden got more “hips” than her then?
      Duane had to sit on the side with Johnny Gill
      Damn how are they taking a family pic without Duane

      Fugg all yall :ghost:

    • Betamax82

      Genia says:

      Betamax82 says:
      Genia y were you rolling your eyes @ me I was agreeing with your last sentence I guess I should have just posted that then
      ________________________________________________________
      AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW im sorry baby!! let me take back my side-eye. It just has a mind of it’s own sometime.. saw-wee
      ______________________________________________

      :hug:

    • Ty

      NaijaGal says:

      Does anybody else see anything wrong with a 19 yr old hanging with a 14 year old?!?
      ===========================
      2 teen artists hanging out so nope…now if’in he turns him out like Puff and JD did Usher that’s a problem
      ____________
      :dead: :casket:

    • Diva

      clown out

      _________________
      Loves this^^^^^...I'mma use this :hahaha:

    • that_VA_thickchick

      LadieLeo says:

      @VA, actually it was the likka and that late nap *pass out* but I just say time change not to seem like a drunkard.
      _____
      "Hi My name is LadieLeo and I'm an alcoholic."
      " :hi: LadieLeo"

      :rofl:

    • 100% usa made!

      You wanna talk about something Jada, then let's talk about those gawd awful cheek implants. You would need to gain another 20 lbs to pull that plastic surgery off. Ijs :tea:

    • 3halos

      No shade at Jada. She has been wearing on me over the years so Im between tolerating her and liking her now. HOWEVER. These celebs get on my dayum nerves with this ish. YOU WILL TAKE the criticism and observations without lube and you WILL LIKE IT. How are you going to sign up for a life of fame, money, ego, thirst and such...PRAYING that the masses of audiences who look at your life support, advocate and LOVE you with all their heart only to turn around and also say that they can't judge you? Please. You know what you signed up for. Either be famous or stay behind the scenes. Pick a lane, drive and shut up.

    • Diva

      :offtopic: Oh and ya'll Joy Behar is the one leaving the View not Elizabeth....Barbara WaWa confirmed it this morning! #helpful

    • Genia

      LadieLeo says:
      @VA, actually it was the likka and that late nap *pass out* but I just say time change not to seem like a drunkard.
      ___________________________________________________________________
      :rofl: :rofl: That was a good one!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Diva

      that_VA_thickchick says:

      LadieLeo says:

      @VA, actually it was the likka and that late nap *pass out* but I just say time change not to seem like a drunkard.
      _____
      “Hi My name is LadieLeo and I’m an alcoholic.”

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      girl hush...you is a lush too? :rofl:

    • Ty

      OutsidetheBox says:

      If a mama cant discuss parenting who can?
      ______________
      OTB Jada makes me sick :cuss: Always has something to say but can't see her own issues. She wanted a music career so she forced Willow until she pushed back recently and said she just wants to be a kid. Every time I think about that child not being in a school, tutor, hooked on phonics, I get pissed. So Jada needs to sweep her own doorstep first :coffee:

    • Who Dat

      Really she woulda been better off by saying:

      My kids are weirdo’s. I wish everyone would accept them as EYE DO; cause I am their mammy.

      LOVE,
      J

      But no. She had to go post this ish… all cause her awkward azz boy was with Cousin It haircut Justin Bieber when he passed his azz out on the stage last week.

      Have a seat Jada. Go find your kids some lessons on PUNCTUATION.

    • Who Dat

      “Hi My name is LadieLeo and I’m an alcoholic.”
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Welcome LadieLeo :wave:

      Not that I ever BEEN to an AA meeting.

      :no:

    • Ty

      :crying: @ Diva...I dont like Elizabeth :nono:

      I thought they said they weren't renewing her contract and Joy was retiring because she said it feels like "real work" now :rofl:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Not that I ever BEEN to an AA meeting.
      ~ ~ `
      I have :no: Chille

    • Betamax82

      :lol:

    • that_VA_thickchick

      3halos says:

      No shade at Jada. She has been wearing on me over the years so Im between tolerating her and liking her now. HOWEVER. These celebs get on my dayum nerves with this ish. YOU WILL TAKE the criticism and observations without lube and you WILL LIKE IT. How are you going to sign up for a life of fame, money, ego, thirst and such…PRAYING that the masses of audiences who look at your life support, advocate and LOVE you with all their heart only to turn around and also say that they can’t judge you? Please. You know what you signed up for. Either be famous or stay behind the scenes. Pick a lane, drive and shut up.

      ___________
      :cosign: All of this.

      Over this "I wanna step in the limelight but don't look at me" shat.

      Fave line of this font:YOU WILL TAKE the criticism and observations without lube and you WILL LIKE IT. :rofl:

    • tintin1979

      Will is ageing

    • OutsidetheBox

      OTB Jada makes me sick Always has something to say but can’t see her own issues. She wanted a music career so she forced Willow until she pushed back recently and said she just wants to be a kid. Every time I think about that child not being in a school, tutor, hooked on phonics, I get pissed. So Jada needs to sweep her own doorstep first
      ________________

      :thinking: Wicked Evolution or whatever her band is called has been around for a while tho @Ty. Jada is Hollywood, has been since her early years so how different do you think her kids will be from that exactly?

      Also, whats wrong with talking to ppl about cyber-bullying? Especially since it directly affects her kids. Jada has always used her FB to "talk" IDK why ppl getting so vexed.

      :lol: Willow said that about the tutor like 3 years ago. Everybody's education isnt going to be traditional. She didnt force a career on Willow..she followed her parenting views and allowed Willow to persue. Now that Willow is feeling pressured, she let her fall back, again in line with the way they parent.

    • OutsidetheBox

      *z snaps* for Jada's read too :lol:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Did yall read it? :huh:

    • LadieLeo

      @WhoDat, I'm not an alcoholic.....alcoholics go to meetings I go to parties #judgeme #ioncare :tea:

    • Jamillah

      Will Smith looks sickly in recent years. I hope his health is ok. Jada has a right to her opinion, but no one gets a free pass in the industry. Young people in the industry get a lot more abuse from those within the industry than they do from those on the outside.

    • LadieLeo

      Wait, it was my Baby Momma calling me a quitter :huh:

      Sorry WhoDat.......

    • OutsidetheBox

      *pouts* I cant ever play! :cuss:

      Holla at yall tomm maybe. :( :bye:

    • EyesofScorpio

      I like the Smith's but....wonder what in the world made Jada look in the mirror and say, " I need some steel-plated cheek bones." :nono:
      they are going to age her horribly...

    • Pickachu Tran

      why folks getting so up in arms about Jada expressing her thoughts on FB about various shyt. People do it ALL day :coffee:

    • NaijaGal

      Did yall read it?
      ==================
      I'd venture to say no since she wasn't discussing parenting but how we behave as people in society

    • digal704

      If Jada can say what she wants, other people can too. Plus her definition of an artist may not necessarily be everybody else's. Chill Jada.

    • that_VA_thickchick

      OutsidetheBox says:

      *pouts* I cant ever play!

      Holla at yall tomm maybe.
      ________
      Don't go! :hug:

    • that_VA_thickchick

      LadieLeo says:

      Wait, it was my Baby Momma calling me a quitter

      Sorry WhoDat…….
      _______
      So wait, you giving me the side eye? Not for calling you an alcoholic...but for insinuating you want to stop? :rofl:

      Dat's why I lubb you.

    • NaijaGal

      Let me say how annoyed I get that Joan Rivers still rides Chris Brown about some chit he did at 19, yes 19 years of age...Sandra you're included as well...how do you continously attack someone for a mistake at 19...Charlie Sheen's 40+ years old ass was holding a knife to his wife's head in front of their kids and he gets more money and laughter off of tiger blood and winning...folks were tickled pink about his antics but the boy who made a mistake 1 night and has not had a history of beating or hitting a woman since can't live that chit down #EndRant

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      I know this is old school but the Jackson 5 never had these problems. They had strict parents who taught them respect and discipline. They were never criticized because they presented a wholesome, apple pie image to the public. I blame the parents of today's young stars. :coffee:

    • LadieLeo

      Well u know AA is for quitters :tea:

    • Pickachu Tran

      NaijaGal says:

      Let me say how annoyed I get that Joan Rivers still rides Chris Brown about some chit he did at 19, yes 19 years of age…Sandra you’re included as well…how do you continously attack someone for a mistake at 19…Charlie Sheen’s 40+ years old ass was holding a knife to his wife’s head in front of their kids and he gets more money and laughter off of tiger blood and winning…folks were tickled pink about his antics but the boy who made a mistake 1 night and has not had a history of beating or hitting a woman since can’t live that chit down #EndRant

      ________________________________

      :preach: I think that is a big reason as to why he is acting OUT so much lately.

    • NaijaGal

      @SANDRA so let's look at their lives now...everybody sans Reba and Janet was sucking the life out of Michael...2 of the brothers had children with the same woman...presenting a wholesome image which was a facade is not better than keeping it honest

    • Who Dat

      I have Chille
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Bff sent me some pics of some shat and was like come hep me drank it...then we can find us an AA meeting (she a BARTENDER on the side)

      BISH I am on my way to help you drank it :steer: but I be dayum'd we going to a meeting. After we done we going to SLEEP. If ANYTHING we going back to the likka sto' in the morning to RE-UP :rofl:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :newpost:
      NEWPOST

    • Who Dat

      how do you continously attack someone for a mistake at 19…Charlie Sheen’s 40+ years old ass was holding a knife to his wife’s head in front of their kids and he gets more money and laughter off of tiger blood and winning…
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      And he wont eem 19 when he shot Kelly Preston

      PREACH

    • OutsidetheBox

      I know this is old school but the Jackson 5 never had these problems.

      __________________________

      Have you noticed how the Jackson kids turned out? 5 and none 5 included? :|

      Also, they were abused. Period. Point blank. :no:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIBVMdplt94&feature=related <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      jada, puhleeze :stop:

    • that_VA_thickchick

      Pickachu Tran says:

      NaijaGal says:

      Let me say how annoyed I get that Joan Rivers still rides Chris Brown about some chit he did at 19, yes 19 years of age…Sandra you’re included as well…how do you continously attack someone for a mistake at 19…Charlie Sheen’s 40+ years old ass was holding a knife to his wife’s head in front of their kids and he gets more money and laughter off of tiger blood and winning…folks were tickled pink about his antics but the boy who made a mistake 1 night and has not had a history of beating or hitting a woman since can’t live that chit down #EndRant

      ________________________________

      I think that is a big reason as to why he is acting OUT so much lately.
      ____________
      Add to it that the paparazzi does and says horrible things to get a reaction out of people so they can have a story. It's taking a toll on him. That photographer in London tried his best to provoke Justin Beiber to hit him....so he can sue. Aint nobody stupid. :coffee:

      And that dang Joan Rivers...she has NO filter. She's disgusting. But she's an equal opportunity douchebag. She talks about Jews as much as blacks and gays and everyone else.

    • OutsidetheBox

      :eek: Wild.

    • that_VA_thickchick

      Who Dat says:

      how do you continously attack someone for a mistake at 19…Charlie Sheen’s 40+ years old ass was holding a knife to his wife’s head in front of their kids and he gets more money and laughter off of tiger blood and winning…
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      And he wont eem 19 when he shot Kelly Preston

      PREACH
      _____
      Wait...what? :shocked:

    • Anna

      Diva says:

      Oh and ya’ll Joy Behar is the one leaving the View not Elizabeth….Barbara WaWa confirmed it this morning! #helpful

      ~~~~~~~
      I heard last week they didn't renew her contract.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_gGqaUA78I datsmdubya2u

      Ms. Jada

      You and others like you have pushed these so called "teens" and "young adults"out into the mainstream. Back in the day these people antics would have been confined to the likes of Tiger Beat and Right On magazines. Now in order to make more money and accumulate more power and to stay relevant yourselves, you have thrown these people into our faces to the point where adults can't avoid them even when we want to... You wasn't mad when 50 year old queens was screaming "I whip my hair back and forth i whip my hair back and forth" long as they bought that download or tuned into what ever show she was on. Beiber, Brown, Rhi Rhi, Taylor, Miley and yes even Willow and Jaden..wanna make money like grown folk. So they gotta take the scrutiny, criticism and opinion like grown folk.. Ooohhh soo you only 19 and you don't want anyone to say something bad about you but you wanna earn a Billion this year? Suck it up!

    • Ty

      Also, whats wrong with talking to ppl about cyber-bullying? Especially since it directly affects her kids. Jada has always used her FB to “talk” IDK why ppl getting so vexed.
      _________________
      Nothing wrong with it but would it have been her topic of choice if Jadan wasnt with Ellen at the time? Yes I read the post and am aware that its about cyber bullying but my point is how are you going to tell someone about being a responsible adult and how to treat a teenager thats trying to "figure out manhood" and she is lacking herelf :shrug: Jadan was inside of a over 21 club with liquor partying with Ellen less than a week ago is that acceptable? Didnt see that post on FB :sarcasm:

      Jada is Hollywood now but she wasnt raised into money like the usuals in Hollywood. She was raised in Baltimore and attended a performing arts high school. Now that life is considered non traditional :shrug:

    • MSVALLDAY

      At least Willow looks like a little girl in this pic for a change.

    • http://twitter.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

      Jackson 5 also didnt exist in a by the sec world of social media. anything you say or do can be broadcast to millions instantly which is a big problem. things that was urban legend and only a few people witnessed are now public soon as it happens. pics from concerts and videos be up before the concert over. folks see people in public and its on their instagram. its just the world we live in now. I dont have a problem with what jada is saying either because if the camera was turned on us through childhood we all probably would be in the news at some point for something.

    • likeCaesar

      The lack of empathy from commentors here is atrocious. I couldn't even imagine being 11 (willow) and reading some of the things GROWN ASS PEOPLE say about her in blogs.

      You say they wanted the fame? Yea...or maybe their immense talent granted them fame. Does that mean its ok for your grown ass to berate them.