Compare this to her husband Will Smith, who has 43 million fans. Or Justin Bieber, who has 52 million fans. Or even The Rock, who has 8 million fans.
Here's the thing about those other folks on Facebook. They update occasionally, sometimes with what even seem to be personal messages about how they hope you see a new movie they're in or about celebrating milestones.
|"12 pizzas. Sent by my 2 agents. |
Dominated by 1 man."
I kind of want his life.
On March 10th she posted a short essay titled "Are We Bullying Our Young Artists?", in which she talks about the offhand way the media treats stars as young as single digits. On March 18th she posted another short essay called "Will there ever be a day in which women will be able to see each other beyond race, class, and culture?" And on March 21 she posted a response thanking her readers for listening and commenting, and saying that she hopes they keep thinking.
Did she really read all those comments? There's no way of telling. But that's not the point. People constantly bemoan the lack of thought and leadership in the areas of diversity and education in our celebrities. Here we have a celebrity who seems to be genuinely invested in connecting with people on a personal level about these subjects, and she's ignored. Where's the news articles about Jada Pinkett Smith starting a cultural dialogue?
I'm not saying that her thoughts are necessarily ground-breaking. But Jada Pinkett Smith is trying to talk, and I'm not sure that anyone is listening.