Actress Jada Pinkett Smith went public with her bias against “white women” with blonde hair in a recent interview, revealing the combo is “triggering” for her.
Sitting next to her daughter and mother, Pinkett Smith admitted she has prejudiced white women and even thought “twice” about doing interviews when the interviewer was a white woman with blond hair.
"I have to admit I'm guilty to that to a certain degree because I do have my own biases, specifically to blonde women," Pinkett Smith said.
She added, "Blonde hair on white women just triggers me. I’ve had to catch myself.”
Pinkett Smith said she was being open and honest with the audience about her own “biases and prejudices.”
“Blonde hair on white women just triggers me,” the 47-year-old actress reiterated.
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When asked if there was a specific incident that led to her bias against white women, she replied, “Absolutely.”
"All throughout my childhood. I do remember experiencing being teased by white women in regards to my hair, how I looked, feeling belittled," she answered.
However, Pinkett Smith eventually got around to admitting holding such biased views is wrong.
"And I was like, 'Oh! That's no different.' That doesn’t give me the right to clump all blonde women in one," she said. "And look at me, I got blonde hair! It's no different than you getting robbed by a black guy once and now you’re saying all black dudes are thieves and dangerous.”
Racism and prejudice is wrong in all of its forms.