Jada Pinkett Smith recently made headlines after garnering thousands of comments on her latest Instagram post. Clad in a hijab, the actor wished her fans and followers Ramadan greetings on her social accounts, whilst on a trip to the United Arab Emirates.
The first photo Smith posted was of her wearing a hijab, paired with a white top, floral skirt and denim jacket.
A few days later, the actor donned a different coloured headscarf. “I really think the color peach in the Middle East suits me,” she wrote.
The photo and the caption received thousands of likes and comments. Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra also commented on the post, praising Pinkett-Smith and calling her “beautiful.” Many other celebrities and public figures also reacted to the image. The actor’s Muslim fans also reacted to her outfit and the hijab, and extended their heartfelt Ramadan wishes to her.
Smith has denied having a connection with any specific religion, but in a series of tweets in 2017, she admitted incorporating aspects of several religions into her daily life.
“I recently lit Shabbat candles with Rabbi Bentley at Temple Sinai but I am not Jewish. I have prayed in mosques all over the world but I am not a Muslim. I have read the Bhagavad Gita but I am not a Hindu. I have chanted and meditated in some of the most magnificent temples on earth but I am not a Buddhist. I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech but I am not a Scientologist.”
She continued, “I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not. NO ONE ELSE can hold that power.”