Bald boss: Jada Pinkett Smith celebrates 'Bald is Beautiful' day with stunning selfie
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'The Matrix' actress Jada Pinkett Smith, 50, has long been open about her battle with alopecia areata. The autoimmune disorder affects more than 6 million Americans and can leave people with patchy bald spots or the complete loss of all hair. The actress took to Instagram to share a picture of herself to celebrate the 'Bald is Beautiful' day, which honors those without hair, on Tuesday, September 13.
"Happy Bald is Beautiful day to all my brothers and sisters with no hair❣️❣️❣️," Jada captioned her Instagram post. The picture showed her rocking a bold, red lip in a gold, satin high-neck top. Jada first addressed her condition back in 2018 and remarked upon her lifelong struggle with the illness, saying she was "terrified" when it first started.
She also celebrated 'Bald Is Beautiful' via her Red Table Talk, sharing on the Facebook show’s Instagram account clips from an episode dedicated to bald beauty. The video featured women from her “bald boss movement,” and Yvonne Orji, Sidra Smith, and more stars who have appeared on the show to speak about their relationship with their hair.
“Bald is beautiful EVERY day, but we’re not mad about showing off a little extra today! Where’s all our bald baddies at?! #baldisbeautifulday,” the show’s official Instagram account captioned the post.
The post comes six months after Chris Rock's infamous joke about Pinkett Smith’s shaved head at the Oscars. The joke prompted her husband, Will Smith, to slap the comedian in the face, and the incident soon ballooned into a huge controversy. Will Smith later resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending their ceremonies for the next 10 years.
Jada opened up about the oscar incident in a Red Table Talk 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 continued.