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Author Blasts Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's Parenting Skills

January 28, 2011 09:07:11 GMT

Terry McMillan criticizes they way the couple introduces their children to entertainment business at early ages, saying 'It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited.'


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Acclaimed author Terry McMillan has taken aim at Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, accusing them of "pimping" and "exploiting" their kids Jaden and Willow. The "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" writer has gone public with her thoughts about the way the Smiths are bringing up their children in a post on Twitter.com - and she doesn't approve of the success the youngsters are having so young.

She writes, "The Smith children already act like child stars. There's an arrogance in their demeanour and behaviour. I find it incredibly sad. It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they're already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?" She adds, "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. Look at Lindsay. Phoenix. To name but a few. They miss out on childhood. It's more important than fame."

"These kids don't already know what they love. Total bulls**t. They're not prodigies. They think Hollywood is real. 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."

McMillan's 'Tweet' comes a day after Willow Smith was confirmed as the star of an urban remake of movie musical "Annie", which will be produced by her parents and rap mentor Jay-Z, who signed her to his label Roc Nation last year.


 




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posted by Will Smith on Apr 01, 2011
My kids are demon seeds. My daughter can't sing and my son can't act. But my money buys them gigs and that is what my wife wants. She is media whore who is pushing attention of our kids. Don't get me wrong..I am to blame as well. I mean afterall if it wasn't for my money my daughter would be giving h-jobs for a nickel.
posted by india on Feb 18, 2011
Sad if the parents can handle their fame and fortune lv them alone terry ah just because your marriage did not work with butt boy dont get mad at the world.
posted by sugar333 on Jan 29, 2011
Jada do u want me to get or will u cause this bbb don't be messing wit my fam

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