Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Justin Bieber, Rihanna, & Taylor Swift Against "Bullying" Media

Jada Pinkett Smith Defends Justin Bieber, Rihanna, & Taylor Swift Against

With her unique perspective of being a momager to two talented children, Jada Pinkett Smith spoke out about the media”s treatment of young celebrities like Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift on Sunday (March 10).

Entitled “Are we bullying our young artists” the Facebook post asks if it is hypocritical to expect a high level of responsibility from young celebrities without showing the same responsibility towards them.

Comparing the media”s treatment to cyber-bullying, the 41-year-old actress questions, “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 cant we congratulate them for the capacity to work through their challenges on a world stage and still deliver products that keep them on top.”

Referring to Bieber”s recent struggles, she says, “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”

As for the jokes about Miss Swift”s relationships, Jada asks, “Or what about being a young woman in her early twenties, exploring the intricacies 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”

Check out Ms. Pinkett Smith”s full statement below:

Are we bullying our young artists

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 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 cunt by an adult male photographer as you try to return to your hotel after leaving the the hospital Or what about our nine year old beautiful Oscar nominee who was referred to as a cunt as well Or what about being a young woman in her early twenties, exploring the intricacies 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 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. 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.

Happy Sunday.

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