Best selling author Terry McMillan is sort of sorry for stating Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s children Willow and Jaden Smith are being “pimped and “pimped and exploited”.
Issuing an apology for those words, not necessarily her thoughts, McMillan says her word choice was “insensitive and wrong”.
“I apologize for using the word pimp and exploit in referring to the Smith children. It was insensitive of me and wrong,” McMillan said Thursday, hours after she claims she was put “on blast” for sharing her personal thoughts. “Twitter is not the best forum to express some things. I didn’t know folks would take my opinion so personally. So, I’m on blast? Too bad when I talk about what’s happening in the government, the GOP, racism, love, etc., doesn’t go viral.”
As previously reported, McMillan began tweeting about the Smiths shortly after Jay Z (Shawn Carter) signed and announced a deal with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment to assist in the production of an ‘Annie’ remake starring Willow Smith, the actor’s daughter.
According to McMillan, comparing the Smiths to other ‘child stars’ including Lindsay (Lohan), they’re missing out on their childhood.
“A lot of A-list movie stars shielded their children from the Hollywood-world until they were old enough to decide. Look at those who didn’t,” McMillan pointed out Wednesday. “Look at Lindsay. Phoenix. To name but a few. They miss out on childhood. It’s more important than fame.”
She went on to say “Why don’t they do a remake of The Little Rascals and call it a day? Or, come up with an original film with some ethnic pride. Come on.”
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