Jada Pinkett Smith is celebrating Bald Is Beautiful Day with a stunning new selfie. Pinkett Smith took to Instagram to share a photo of herself in honor of the day, which honors those without hair.
“Happy Bald is Beautiful day to all my hairless brothers and sisters❣️❣️❣️,” the 50-year-old actress, who first addressed her hair loss issues back in 2018, wrote alongside the photo.
In the photo, Pinkett Smith looked made up, rocking a bold red lip. While her entire outfit could not be seen, she appeared to be wearing a gold satin high neck top.
She also celebrated “Bald Is Beautiful” via Red Table Talk, and took to the Facebook show’s Instagram account, where she shared clips from an episode dedicated to the bald beauty. The video featured not only women from her “bald boss movement,” but Yvonne Orji, Sidra Smith and more stars who have appeared on the show to talk about their relationship with hair, rocking shorter, and sometimes bald, hairstyles.
“Bald is beautiful EVERY day, but we’re not mad about showing off a little extra today! Where are all our bald villains?! 👩🏼🦲🧑🏽🦲👨🏾🦲#baldisbeautifulday,” the show’s official account on Instagram captioned the post.
The post comes six months after Chris Rock joked about Pinkett Smith’s shaved head at the Oscars – a joke that prompted her husband Will Smith to punch the comedian in the face.
Pinkett Smith, who has been open about her struggles with alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair loss and bald patches, addressed the Oscar incident in a Red Table Talk episode about the disorder in June.
“Given what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories. I’m taking this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about how it’s to have this condition and to inform people of what alopecia actually is,” Pinkett Smith said at the top of the June 1 episode.
“Now, on Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile,” she added. “The state of the world today, we need both of them. And in fact, we all need each other more than ever. Until then, Will and I keep doing what we’ve been doing for the last 28 years, and that’s keep inventing this thing called life together.”
In the weeks following the incident, Smith publicly apologized to Rock and resigned from the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Smith would be banned from attending Academy events – in person or virtually – for a decade.
Rock, who declined to press charges that night, has yet to officially address the incident, although he has discussed it in his stand-up shows during his current comedy tour.
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