California — Yesterday, the author of Waiting To Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back Tweeted, “It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they’re already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?” Cue the ruckus.
McMillan also wrote:
The Smith children already act like child stars. There’s an arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. I find it incredibly sad.
A lot of A-list movie stars shielded their children from the Hollywood-world until they were old enough to decide. Look at those who didn’t.
Look at Lindsay. Phoenix. To name but a few. They miss out on childhood. It’s more important than fame.
These kids don’t already know what they “love”. Total bullshit. They’re not prodigies. They think Hollywood is real.
McMillan’s Tweets were Retweeted a bunch of times, and a hubbub ensued, with messages like, “While some of the things ur saying about Will/Jada may be true…Why do u come off so bitter? WOW” and “@MsTerryMcMillan annoys me. Get off Will and Jada’s children. Worry about your own womb, and why you haven’t written a decent book in years.” And even more rude: “@MsTerryMcMillan didn’t your man leave you for another man?”