Up early for some media duties, Jada Pinkett Smith received a warm welcome as she arrived at ABC Studios in New York City this morning (April 3).
The “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” starlet looked to be in good spirits as she prepared for her interview on “Good Morning America.”
Jada recently stirred up some controversy by challenging “black” women’s magazines to have “white” women on their covers to promote diversity in publishing.
Along with a couple of mock-ups (Charlize Theron on Essence, Queen Latifah on Cosmo), Jada posted a message on her Facebook page-
“Will there ever be a day in which women will be able to see each other beyond race, class, and culture?
There is a question I want to ask today. I'm asking this question in the spirit of thinking outside of the box in order to open doors to new possibilities. These possibilities may be realistic or unrealistic. I also want to make it clear that there is no finger pointing here. I pose this question with the hope that it opens a discussion about how we can build a community for women based upon us all taking a deeper interest in one another. An interest where skin color, culture, and social class does not create barriers in sharing the commonality of being... women. With love and respect to all parties involved, my question is this...if we ask our white sisters, who tend to be the guardians of the covers of mainstream magazines, to consider women of color to grace these covers, should we not offer the same consideration to white women to grace our covers? Should women extend their power to other women simply because they are women? To my women of color, I am clear we must have something of our own, but is it possible to share in the spirit in which we ask our white sisters to share with us? I don't know the answer and would love to hear your thoughts.”