Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has admitted to having racial bias. The actress spoke candidly about how white women with blonde hair trigger her.
According to Fox News:
Jada Pinkett Smith is speaking her mind about racial bias, revealing what “triggers” her about white women.
Yet, despite acknowledging a kinship regarding the challenges of gender bias, the 47-year-old admitted to having a specific bias toward white women, especially when it comes to a certain hair color.
“I have to admit I’m guilty to that to a certain degree because I do have my own biases, specifically to blonde women,” she revealed.“Blonde hair on white women just triggers me. I’ve had to catch myself.”
“Absolutely. All throughout my childhood. I do remember experiencing being teased by white women in regards to my hair, how I looked, feeling belittled,” the “Girls Trip” star explained. “I was going to do an interview with this blonde woman and I thought twice about it. I thought, ‘I don’t know if I want to do that.’ That was my first instinct because of how she looked! And I was like, ‘Oh! That’s no different.’ That doesn’t give me the right to clump all blonde women in one.”
The actress has had a public feud with former Scientologist Leah Remini, however, the pair recently spoke publicly in an attempt to settle the feud Smith was apparently mad at Remini for outing her and her husband, Will Smith as Scientologists.