The Breakfast Club talked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s openness about her hair condition. Angela Ye said Pinkett Smith would be doing a Red Table Talk about alopecia. Alopecia is the hair loss condition that Pinkett Smith suffers from. Besides talking about her hair loss struggles, the actress has also opened up about the slap between her husband and Chris Rock.
“This is a really important Red Table Talk on alopecia. Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories. I’m using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it is like to have this condition. And to inform people about what alopecia actually is. Now about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable, men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out, and reconcile. The state of the world today, we need them both, and we all actually need one another more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that is to keep figuring out this thing called life,” said Pinkett Smith.
Alopecia can be a severe disease and can also lead to self-esteem issues. Red Table Talk discussed the story of 12-year-old Rio Allred, who died by suicide after she was bullied for having alopecia. Allred’s mother appeared on the show to talk about what happened to her daughter.
Charlamagne Tha God said Jada no longer has to explain herself about the slap after doing a show about alopecia. The way she handled the situation was professional and effective.
“The tone has been set… this is Jada’s level of flawless execution,” said Charlemagne. “Jada, don’t play fair.”