How do you explain the election results to the children? That’s the unanswered question that many celebrities grapple with two days after Tuesday night’s results. J.R. Smith got in on the discussion with a recent Instagram post.
“How do you explain to this face what happened,” the star said in reference to his daughter who was featured in the accompanying photo. “You can be an educated woman in your field and not get the job because you’re a woman or cause your black? How do you say ‘go try your best’ even though it won’t be good enough,” he questioned.
“How do I even feel confident sending her on play dates knowing the kids family voted for the racist, sexist person and I don’t know how they will treat her when she’s gone. How? Seriously How? I understand let go and let God! But d***!”
J.R joins several other celebrities who have been outspoken about the election results. “It’s hard to be a parent tonight for a lot of us,” Van Jones said shortly before Republican nominee Donald Trump collected enough electoral votes to grasp the presidency.
“You tell your kids, ‘Don’t be a bully.’ You tell your kids, ‘Don’t be a bigot.’ You tell your kids, ‘Do your homework and be prepared.’ Then you have this outcome, and you have people putting children to bed tonight and they’re afraid of breakfast,” he added. “Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come out and assure people that he is going to be the president of all the people he insulted and offended and brushed aside.”
J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel Harris, parent two daughters named Demi and Peyton together. Donald Trump will take office as president of the United States in January.