If you thought you heard it all when it comes to the commentary about married actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s extramarital entanglement with R&B singer August Alsina, think again.
(If you haven’t watched Jada’s “Red Table Talk” episode that breathed new life into the word “entanglement” and need some context, check it out here.)
But in the sea of memes and social media commentary, author, poet and creative Ezekiel Azonwu is offering a unique perspective. In his video, “Entanglement – Seeing past the Will and Jada Drama,” Ezekiel challenges married people to recognize the Jada in themselves.
Yea, you read that right. You just might have more Jada in you than you thought.
“Will is hurt but she used a euphemism for her affair and I want you to take a moment to briefly see the Jada in you. I want to ask a question straight up and directly for anybody that’s been in a relationship or been married more than anything,” Ezekiel says in a series of social media videos that have been edited together and posted on YouTube. “The question is, have you been faithful always? This question right here I believe is the most troubling question that many of us try to get ourselves out of.”
While a lot of people may believe that can answer the question easily, Ezekiel challenges that notion by reminding people that Biblical adultery starts in thoughts and actions that come before the physical acts that so many people call cheating.
“You’ve simplified and you’ve taken this euphemism like, ‘yea I’ve never committed adultery,” he says before asking the tough question, “Do you believe that God agrees with your declaration of faithfulness?”
In his commentary, Ezekiel breaks down:
THE JADA IN YOU – 00:00 – 3:07
THE POWER OF A WOMAN – 4:14 –5:47
THE ROOT OF THE ISSUE – 5:49 – END (With an appearance from Jackie Hill Perry )
Before he broke it all down, he also wrote a disclaimer to make it clear that he was not going to condemn the Smith family that, “never declared that their union was a biblically founded example.”
Instead, he wants to use an example being dissected by the world to help people examine their own approach to relationships. Check out Ezekiel’s unique perspective: