Jada Pinkett defends her family’s lifestyle

When you’re a famous couple and you allow your kids to get into show business at an early age, there are bound to be criticisms.  Jada Pinkett (wife of Will Smith) has responded to those criticisms by saying that she is not out to exploit her children, and she makes a couple of interesting points in her favor.  One, she and Will are not some struggling working class people trying to make a buck from their offspring.

They don’t need the money, and there’s no pressure on the kids to be financial crutches for the family.  True, they have a very unusual family structure, with two famous parents, and the kids were going to have to deal with that no matter what… so why not let them follow their dreams?  They’ve obviously got more than their share of creative genes, and Jada says it would be a shame to stop them out of fear.  Fair enough.