Possesses Jada Pinkett Smith become “extremely demanding” to the point where she and her husband Will Smith were unable to retain staff? Sources spoke to a major US tabloid and claimed the actress was “impossible to please”, and her talk show ambitions alienated those around her, including her scandal-ridden husband. We take a look at the rumor and explain why these reports are now emerging in the wake of Will’s infamous Oscar slap.
Jada Pinkett Smith Too “difficult?”
A report of OKAY! Magazinequoting the cover of We Weekly, claims that Jada Pinkett Smith has become “increasingly difficult to manage” behind the scenes to the point that she and her husband Will Smith are struggling to keep staff. A suspicious and anonymous source said We Weekly‘Will and Jada have previously kept house staff for many years with no complaints,’ adding: ‘But over the past five years Jada has become extremely demanding and they have gone through chefs, security guards and coaches.”
Apparently, the staff aren’t the only ones fed up with Jada’s “demanding” nature. Will would have “been miserable for years,” insists the tipster, adding, “Jada is impossible to please.” Despite so many people around her being supposedly upset by her unspecified “demanding” behavior, a second source goes on to claim that Jada is so focused on her brand that nothing else matters to her.
Jada’s talk show ambitions trump everything, source says
“Jada is fiercely ambitious and she goes all out to make her talk show a success,” says the anonymous snitch. “It’s her top priority, and she doesn’t have time to hold Will’s hand and act as his de facto therapist,” the source continued, adding, “She expects him to straighten up, stop moping and pull yourself together.”
Outside the home, the celebrity couple also struggle with a bad reputation among their peers, who ‘can’t stand them’, another insider claims, a reputation that predates the infamous Oscars slap in the face, which doesn’t ‘served only to deepen the contempt.’ The outlet also noted that Jada wasn’t the only part of the duo with ‘high demands’. “He deserves to have assistants at his disposal, luxury caravans and special meals served to him. He thinks he knows better and he’s not afraid to share his opinion.
Let’s bust this rumor
There are a few loose ends when it comes to the rumor mill, so we’ll start big and work our way up the roster. First of all, we can say that this is just another rumor made up by the industry based on the fact that there are very few specific details. Jada Pinkett Smith is described as “demanding” and “impossible to please”, but no specification is given. Jada is also “ambitious”, which is sort of presented as a negative quality.
It’s also strange how Will is treated in the second half of this play. The source acts like Will is a diva on set, but the so-called ‘requests’ he’s made are usually offered freely to A-list actors, especially if they’re also producing the film, as Will does. often. Why shouldn’t he, a veteran star actor, get a nice trailer or the meals he wants? Other actors on major film sets are also assigned assistants, why is it a big deal that Will needs them too? At this rate, we’re only mildly surprised they didn’t call Will “uppity” for asking and receiving what his other actor peers are already getting.
Married celebrities often get this treatment
Lack of detail aside, this is the kind of marital coverage we’re used to seeing in the tabloids. If there’s one thing the tabloid industry loves, it’s positioning a successful woman as an obnoxious harpy, especially if she’s a married woman. Watch how Carrie Underwood, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and so many other women are treated by the tabloids. They are portrayed as bossy, harassing, too busy with work, etc. It’s honestly embarrassing to see a cover like this in 2022. We really thought we left that attitude towards working women in the ’80s, but alas, that’s clearly not the case. Case.
It does not escape us that even if it was Jada’the husband who did poorly at the Oscars, it was Jada herself who caused quite a bit of backlash, especially online and on social media. Weirdly, even though she was the butt of the prank that triggered Will, and although there’s no evidence she orchestrated the slap, a lot of people somehow blamed her for what happened. happened. Even though this outlet doesn’t go that far, it didn’t hesitate for a second to paint Jada, with so little evidence to support her claims, as some sort of boss from hell.
The tabloids clearly can’t stand successful women
The timeline provided by sources/outlets also tells us what this hit piece was really about. Red table discussion, Jada’s Facebook Watch show, has been going strong since 2018, which, as any mathematician would tell you, goes back four years. Is it a coincidence that Jada became “increasingly difficult” and “extremely demanding” once a project she led became a success? If there is one thing OKAY! and We can’t stand, she’s a woman with agency who knows her own worth.