- The last few episodes of the RTT show have come under criticism for allegedly being turned into a platform for misogynistic men to have their say
- There was a Twitter post and articles condemning recent interviews of rappers such as T.I and Snoop Dogg
- T.I, for one, is said to have embarrassed her daughter and offered an apology that made it look like he said "sorry, not sorry"
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Celebrated actor Will Smith's wife Jada Pinkett has for a long time now hosted a show dubbed Red Table Talk (RTT) that tackles societal issues, especially concerning women.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the last few episodes of the show have come under criticism for allegedly being turned into a platform for misogynistic men to have their say.
There was a Twitter post in which a user called Nila Jakali, @Notlaja started the conversation, which many seemed to agree with.
"Red Table Talk shifting from being a platform by women for women across generations to one that coddles male celebrities and perpetuates harmful rhetoric. This is truly a level of irony you can only laugh at," she wrote.
There was also an article on Fabulize magazine by Erika, who noted the show had begun on the right foot by empowering women and talking about their issues, but then suddenly changed.
She mentioned guests such as rapper T.I who basically embarrassed her daughter with a conversation about her sexuality.
"He claims it was a joke, however his daughter was not laughing and she started getting harassed online by strange men who proclaimed they wanted to break her virginity.
"She ended up disabling all her social media and her father was being dragged on social media but unfortunately, some people still defended him. When he appeared on RTT with his wife Tiny Harris, the rapper thesaurus claimed he had no idea what the words patriarchy and misogyny were," an excerpt from the article read.
There was a story which entailed the Live Your Life rapper admitting to taking his 18-year-old daughter to the doctors to confirm if she was still a virgin.
He later apologised for his actions, blaming the public for misinterpreting his words.
Others who responded to the Twitter post also had an issue with rapper Snoop Dogg being a guest on the show as he has gone against women seeking justice against the late Kobe Bryant in the past regarding alleged assault.
Many netizens seemed to have given up on the programme, saying it does not stand for what it used to believe any more.
Here are some of the reactions:
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