“It’s Not Lukemia”: Bill Maher Bashes Jada Pinkett Smith About Alopecia – What We Know!

“It’s Not Lukemia”: Bill Maher Bashes Jada Pinkett Smith About Alopecia

Simply what we needed- One other unfunny man swerving out of his lane to disrespect this Black lady.

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Like most overrated and outdated comedians this week, TMZ experiences Invoice Maher weighed in on the slap on the Oscars with the laziest doable jokes simply to bash Jada Pinkett Smith on the Friday evening episode of Actual Time. Though Maher needed to Google “alopecia” after the incident final week, he thinks he’s sufficient of an knowledgeable to inform a Black lady how one can publicly deal with the illness. The HBO host instructed Jada to recover from the autoimmune illness that induced her uncontrolled hair loss as a result of it’s “not leukemia,” one other autoimmune illness.

“I imply, if you’re so fortunate in life as to have that be your medical downside, simply say thanks, God.  It’s not life-threatening. You recognize, for 80 % of males, 50 % of it’s a part of growing old,” Maher mentioned. “Belief me, I do know, it’s the degradation of the flesh. It occurs to all of us. And, you recognize, simply placed on a f*cking wig like everyone else on the Oscars if it bothers you a lot.”


Invoice will need to have forgotten that after centuries on this nation, Black girls are nonetheless combating to legally shield their hair texture and types from discrimination with legal guidelines just like the CROWN Act. As an alternative, he sounds similar to the 189 Home Republicans who voted to maintain that sort of racism authorized. Invoice tried to melt the blow of his alabaster audacity by conflating Jada’s well being situation he simply realized about final week to his expertise of growing old within the public eye.

“I imply, all of us as we age, you recognize, we glance worse. And also you do issues to take care of it as greatest you possibly can. You recognize, I received my hair did this week. That’s my factor.”

CNN’s Laura Coates defined the double requirements for ladies and the way hair is a novel problem for Black girls, however then went on to say it was conceited to imagine different individuals would find out about Jada’s alopecia. Come on, Laura! Is it “Oochie Wally” or is it “One Mic?” Are Black girls consistently below an excessive amount of scrutiny for our hair or are the Smiths conceited for being offended that Jada’s situation may’ve been mocked unknowingly?

All Jada did was present as much as an occasion and everybody felt prefer it was open season on her and her situation. Not solely has Jada not obtained a public apology for the general public disrespect, however hacks are calling her a “b*tch” to defend their proper to be offensive comedians with none penalties. If comedy is such a sacred artwork type that must be protected in any respect prices, why aren’t these so-called comedians higher at it?

Since 2018, Jada has publicly mentioned her battle with alopecia, which may manifest with different autoimmune points.

“It was terrifying when it first began,” she mentioned on an episode of Pink Desk Discuss. “I used to be within the bathe someday and had simply handfuls of hair in my arms and I used to be similar to, ‘Oh my god, am I going bald?’

Laughing off this sort of recurring line-stepping is why a White man like Maher thinks it’s candy to throw across the N-word. Are we stunned this is identical man accused of abusing his Black ex-girlfriend whereas utilizing the N-word commonly? That is the final one who ought to weigh on how Black girls ought to reply to disrespect.