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Willow Smith Claimed That She And Her Brother, Jaden Smith Felt ‘Shunned’ By Black community

Willow Smith Claimed That She And Her Brother, Jaden Smith Felt ‘Shunned’ By Black community

The star kids, Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, faced a lot of criticism due to their self-expression. As a teenager, Willow gained the fame and popularity as a rock star for her 2010 hit single “Whip My Hair.” The song topped the US list and got its position in the 11th place.

Just at the age of 15, Jaden Smith also shifted to his own house. His parents, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith want their kids to be self-independent. So, they allowed Jaden to change at his place and make progress in his life.

The pair, Will and Jada follow a different style of parenting. Their way of parenting also went through a lot of controversies and criticism. The Smith kids also received a lot of comments from fans, critics, and from family members as well. Willow claimed that she felt some of her family members considered them different.

Willow said: ‘Even some of our family members, I would feel they thought, ‘You’re too different.’

At an episode of the Red Table Talk, Willow and Jaden claimed that they felt shunned among the African American Community. The kid’s mother, Jada Pinkett and grandmother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris were present there on the show. She said to her mother and grandmother that she felt the Black community refused to “take pride” in her and Jaden because they’re “too weird.”

On the episode, Jada also talked about herself of getting ‘mom shammed’ because of her kids, Willow and Jaden.

Jada claimed that she is forced to be with her thoughts and be by herself. And, she feels very scary and uncomfortable. She feels that every day. But she also asks herself that why she is so uncomfortable, where these thoughts are coming from. And, why can’t she just sit by herself and feel peace.

Jada added, “If we’re allowed to hang out with friends or go to a party, most people would rather do that than take time to sit and hash out those demons and insecure feelings. I feel like a lot of people, including myself, have been given that opportunity during the quarantine.”

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December 2020