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    Jada Pinkett Smith Talks About Alopecia, Addresses Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscars Slap Controversy

    After two months since the altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith has addressed the incident in the new episode of Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch. Rock poked fun at Jada’s shaved, which is due to her hair loss condition. Will Smith was infuriated and approached the stage to slap the comedian because of the ill humor. In the latest episode, Jada sat down with Niki Ball, a grieving mother who lost her daughter to suicide. She succumbed to bullying at school due to hair loss as she suffered from alopecia too.

    Jada Pinkett Smith Wants Will Smith And Chris Rock To Reconcile

    Jada Pinkett Smith addressed the Will Smith-Chris Rock slap row
    Jada Pinkett Smith addressed the Will Smith-Chris Rock slap row

    In the new episode of the Red Table Talks, Jada Pinkett Smith, along with her daughter Willow Smith and mother, Adrienne- Banfield Norris, sat to listen to Nicole Ball. Nicole is a bereaved mother who has lost her 12-year-old daughter to suicide as she suffered bullying due to her hair loss. Jada began the talk with a fleeting address to the Oscar incident.

    She said, “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’s like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is.”

    Right off the bat, Jada expressed how she wants both Chris and Will to reconcile, “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. 

    Jada added, “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’s keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening.”

    “People Need To Understand The Devastation Of This Condition”: Jada 

    Jada Pinkett Smith sat with Niki Ball
    Jada Pinkett Smith sat with Niki Ball

    At the start of the show, they played a video clip to show the trajectory of Rio Allred from pre-alopecia to post-alopecia phase, eventually declaring that the 12-year-old took her own life. Niki Ball, her mother started telling the heart-wrenching story of the medications that she had to take and the injections. 

    Jada asked Niki to tell them about her “precious little girl.” Ball said, “She was so smart. She was just brilliant. And she was funny. She was a great big sister. She loved reading, writing, and sketching. She loved being in the band.”

    When the bald patches started occurring, Rio still was optimistic about the situation. Niki continued, “With the hair loss, she was so strong. She still rocked it even when it was falling out, and she just had these big bald patches. Tried the creams. They made her break out. Tried the injections, she took five of them in one day.”  

    Rio decided to shave her head as she was tired due to the injections. Post pandemic, Rio was admitted to Grade 7th, “And then with school coming up, we got her that super cute wig, she loved it, and she glowed then. But at school, within a couple of weeks, she was like, ‘I don’t want to wear it anymore, there’s no point.’”

    Ball added, “She had it ripped off her head. She’d get smacked upside on the head walking down the hallway. And that was within the first two weeks, three weeks. It got really bad for her.”

    Also Read: 7 Times Jada Pinkett Smith Embarrassed Her Husband Will Smith Publicly

    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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