Over 2,500 people have signed a petition demanding that reporters refrain from interviewing Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.
On November 26, user Dexter Morales created a petition on the petition-hosting website Change.org with the caption “Stop interviewing Will and Jada Smith!”
Although Morales did not clarify why he started the petition, participants voiced their displeasure with the famous couple’s predilection for exposing personal information about their lives.
Celebrities generally seldom provide more information than we want to know, but these two are exceptions. “They need to go out of the spotlight for a while,” another commentator wrote.
Smith’s memoir “Will” prompted the petition, which describes his marriage to Pinkett Smith and his divorce from his first wife, Sheree Zampino.
During his marriage to Zampino, Smith admits to falling in love with “Six Degrees of Separation” co-star Stockard Channing, stating, “I found myself passionately wishing to see and speak to Stockard.”
The Smiths aren’t the first couple to open out about their private life. Earlier this year, Pinkett Smith welcomed Gwyneth Paltrow to her “Red Table Talk” Facebook series for a frank conversation about their sex lives, during which she stated, “It’s hard.”
The famous couple came on “Red Table Talk” in July 2020 to announce Pinkett Smith’s past relationship with musician August Alsina, which had terminated while the two were still together. Alsina stated in a radio show that he was in a romantic connection with Pinkett Smith.
“We just felt like you had to say something at some point,” Smith said about the couple’s appearance on the show.
At the end of their talk, the two made a lighthearted reference to a famous line from Smith’s film “Bad Boys,” stating, “We ride together, we die together.” “You’re going to be miserable for the rest of your life in this marriage.”