Jada Pinkett’s Smith’s Mom Adrienne Banfield Norris Said Olivia Jade Appearing On ‘Red Table Talk’ To Discuss College Admissions Scandal ‘Is The Epitome Of White Privilege’
It was quite a scandal when the public found out that actress Lori Loughlin and her husband designer Mossimo Giannulli admitted to paying William “Rick” Singer $500,000 to help get their two daughters get admitted to one of Los Angeles’ most prestigious universities, USC (University of Southern California). It was that ‘big mistake’, which their daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli calls it, that landed her parents behind bars.
Having kept quiet about the entire ordeal since the scandal broke, Olivia Jade opted to utilize Red Table Talk as her safe haven to talk about it and Jada Pinkett Smith’s mom Adrienne Banfield Norris didn’t seem to pleased with having her on the show.
In a snippet of Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield Norris discussing their feelings about the episode, the matriarch stated,
“I fought it tooth and nail. I just found it really ironic that um, she chose three Black women to reach out to for her redemption story. I feel like, here we are…white woman coming to Black women for support when we don’t get the same from them.”
“Her being here is the epitome of white privilege.”
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) December 8, 2020
While Jada Pinkett Smith opted to give Olivia Jade more benefit of the doubt, she did acknowledge that many people may agree with her mom’s perspective.
Olivia Jade, who hasn’t spoken to her parents recently due to COVID-19 restrictions, admits
“What happened was wrong and I think every single person in my family can look at it and be like that was messed up, that was a big mistake but I think what’s so important to me is to learn from the mistake. Not to be shamed and punished and never given a second chance… I’m 21. I feel like I deserve a second chance to redeem myself to show I’ve grown.”
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