Nick Cannon calls Jada Pinkett Smith’s ‘Red Table Talk’ show ‘toxic’
Nick Cannon recently pointed out what he appears to have seen as a blemish in the Smith family’s legacy.
The comedian, who recently welcomed his 12th child, publicly celebrated the cancellation of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk series, which was scrapped along with the original Facebook Watch programming because he claimed “that toxic table” had it Couple’s Hollywood ‘royalty’ ruins’ condition.
“If there hadn’t been a ‘Red Table Talk,’ he wouldn’t have kicked the shit out of Chris Rock,” Cannon said during a segment of his “The daily cannonradio show earlier this week. “That was royal, Will and Jada. Then they brought it to the table.”
The Wild ‘n Out host continued, “I don’t want to know all that shit about you all.”
Cannon’s comments echoed a sentiment seen on social media over the years that, despite being successful as movie stars and popular as a couple, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith were using the internet to stoke their vanity — by aired their dirty laundry in public.
“I just want to take care of my black-owned business,” Cannon said. “I don’t want to be in other people’s kitchens. Keep that shit to yourself all.”
Jada discussed her “engagement” with a younger man during a 2020 episode of the show with Will, whose grumpy and distressed expression went viral as a meme. Then, in 2022, after a joke by Chris Rock about the Set It Off actor’s alopecia, Will Rock slapped his face in front of millions on live television at the Oscars.
“Too much honesty can be a slap in the face,” Cannon said. “They all made memes about my brother Will. They didn’t have to do that.”
However, Cannon himself has somewhat unorthodox ideas about the traditional family unit. Most recently, he suggested pop star Taylor Swift would make a great mom if he wanted to – saying he has “super cum or something”.
“Red Table Talk,” which premiered in 2018 and apparently aimed to explore the traumas and triumphs of public figures to combat stigma surrounding mental health, what Pinkett Smith recently told ET is “one of the biggest purposes” of the show.
She said it was created “for people to live in their humanity and not be ashamed of it,” she told the outlet. “And an opportunity to heal, an opportunity to make amends, and an opportunity to share knowledge… from a difficult experience that we can all learn from.”