Jada Pinkett Smith took to social media on Tuesday to celebrate the National Bald is Beautiful Day. The Red Table Talk host posted a picture of herself, showing off her shaved head.
“Happy Bald is Beautiful day to all my brothers and sisters with no hair,” she wrote in the caption of the photo. The actress has lived with alopecia, an auto-immune disorder causing hair loss, since 2018.
Jada Pinkett Smith Posts Bald Selfie
Pinkett Smith, 50, shared a glowing photo of herself via Instagram on Tuesday, which showed her in dramatic lashes and a deep red lipstick, that complemented her buzzed hairdo.
She had previously shared about her experiences with alopecia and has constantly advocated against the stigma against it, most notably shaving her head entirely due to her condition.
“I’ve been having issues with hair loss,” she said on Red Table Talk at the time. “It was terrifying when it first started. I was in the shower one day and had just handfuls of hair in my hands and I was just like, ‘Oh my God, am I going bald?’… It was one of those times in my life where I was literally shaking in fear.”
The photo comes months after Pinkett Smith’s husband made headlines for slapping Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscars for making a joke about the actor’s shaved head. Will later resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending their ceremonies for the next 10 years.
Pinkett Smith opened up about the incident in a Red Table Talk episode in June saying, “Considering 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 using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and to inform people about what alopecia actually is.”
“Now, about Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile. The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all actually need one other more than ever. Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years, and that’s keep figuring this thing called life together,” she added.
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