Jada Pinkett Smith shocked many of us when it was announced that she had invited Olivia Jade to join her Facebook Watch show, The Red Table Talk.
Olivia Jade is the daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli — who were sentenced to months in prison and fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for their part in the nationwide college admissions scandal.
Olivia Jade lost several endorsements over the scandal and her place at the prestigious college — but like most of us, Pinkett Smith’s mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, found it hard to rally up any sympathy for the privileged white teen.
“There is so much violent dehumanization that the Black community has to go through on a daily basis, right? There is so much devastation — particularly, this year, 2020, with the pandemic and everything… there’s so much inequality and inequity that when you come to The Table with something like this, it’s like, ‘Child, please,'” Banfield-Norris said.
She continued: “I am exhausted, I am exhausted with everything we have to deal with as a community and I just don’t have the energy to put into the fact that you lost your endorsements or you’re not in school right now. Because, at the end of the day, you’re going to be OK. Your parents are going to go in and do their 60 days, and they’re going to pay their fine, and you guys will go on and live your life. And there are so many of us that it’s not going to be that situation. It just makes it very difficult, right now, to care.”
Watch the full interview below.
Social media was here for Gammy’s candor — echoing her sentiments.