Anyone who’s watched Jada Pinkett Smith’s unorthodox Facebook talk show “Red Table Talk” knows she doesn’t shy away from controversy, and that’s sure to be the case in a special two-part edition looking at the recent Lifetime Canada docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly”.
In the two-part episode, Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow Smith and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris will continue the conversation started by the women who shared their horrific allegations of abuse at the hands of the scandal-plagued R&B singer.
The women will be joined by survivor Lisa Van Allen, who shared her story on “Surviving R. Kelly”, and Dr. Candice Norcott, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Chicago School of Medicine. They’ll discuss the public’s reaction to the show, warning signs of abuse that everyone should learn to recognize, discuss survivor stories and outline some different paths to healing.
On Sunday, Pinkett Smith took to Twitter to ask her followers if they could explain why, given the notoriety from “Surviving R. Kelly”, streaming of the singer’s music has actually increased.
Fans are invited to join the conversation by sharing their questions in the “Red Table Talk” Facebook Group.
The first part will debut on Friday, Jan. 11, with the conclusion premiering on Monday, Jan. 14, on the “Red Table Talk” Facebook page.