A week ago, my colleague Claire Carusillo was brave enough to voice one urgent, necessary, stoic plea: “Will Smith: Enough.” Now it appears thousands more have joined her in this request, as evidenced by a new Change.org petition bearing the straightforward, economical entreaty: “Stop interviewing Will and Jada smith !”
There is no explanation given in the description of the petition, aside from the enigmatic “Poor Will smith…” What could have prompted this, you may ask? Why must we stop interviewing the Smiths? What need are the 6,239+ signatories trying to express most stridently through this online appeal?
I’ll give you a guess, in the form of these recent headlines regarding Will:
Will Smith Opened Up About How He “Resorted” To Having “Rampant Sexual Intercourse” To Deal With Being Cheated On By His First Girlfriend Which Led To Him Developing A “Psychosomatic Reaction” To Having An Orgasm
On the one hand, perhaps the Smiths should be lauded for practicing what some might call radical candor (a nicer term for “oversharing”). But some onlookers have clearly had enough. Reasons for signing the petition thus far include such statements as “everything i learn about this couple is against my will” and “not everything has to be public knowledge <3”
Between the Smiths and their complicated relationship, their hostage audience, and the courageous bloggers whose job it is to tirelessly write up each and every one of the couple’s confessionals in excruciating detail, it’s hard to say with certainty which party is suffering the most right now. There’s only one possible solution: Let’s take it to the Red Table.