Now that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s children, Jaden and Willow, are flourishing their own careers in the limelight, the celebrity parents have gotten a lot of flack pertaining to them exploiting their children. But Jada is speaking out against that notion and telling it like it is!
She says, “Our children are allowed to stay in the paradigm of being a child. They don’t have to take care of their families: become the complete emotional, physical, and financial focus that happens to many child stars. Our family structure is a little different and it’s quite hard to comprehend because it’s so outside what usually happens in a family, but the paradigm is the same.
“This isn’t about fame or money. They were still going to have their trials because of who their parents are. As much as I wish I could figure out a way I could protect my children, they have their destiny. I’m not going to put brakes on that out of fear.
“I have a 10-year-old who can stand up in front of an audience of 17,000 and rock the house. I have to keep her grounded.”
I’ve always been a huge fan of this family and how they raise their children. And I have no doubt that they would never exploit their children. If Jaden and Willow didn’t want to be in show business, they just simply wouldn’t be.
I say all the flack is rooted in jealousy. What do you think?