Jada Pinkett Smith video exposes dead African animal parts

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's home with elephant ivory tusksIn what appears to be a cell phone video, Jada Pinkett Smith explained why she won’t be attending or watching the Academy Awards ceremony (and apologizes to this year’s host, Chris Rock), but several media outlets are astonished that there’s an enormous tusk right behind her head.

It appears to be an elephant tusk, and it’s illegal to hunt elephants for their tusks (or to remove them from living elephants).

Further investigation uncovered photos of the home that she shares with husband Will Smith, that appeared in the September 2011 issue of Architectural Digest. They show a zebra hide rug, a chandelier made of gemsbok horns topped with ostrich eggs, a chandelier made of Buffalo horns (could be African or American) and a table held up by what appears to be deer antlers.

Although Architectural Digest claims the ivory tusks are “resin” replicas, TMZ was told that the tusks are “ceramic and hollow.”

Clashdaily.com took Jada to task for displaying elephant ivory “since it represents repressive Colonialism.”

No explanation for the zebra skin or the other “pieces” that appear to be made of dead African and American animals. Cecil the Lion anyone?

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  1. Cliff • January 21, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

    I doubt that stuff is fake. They’re multi-millionaires, rich people don’t buy replicas, they buy the real thing. Shame on them. I hope with that dead zebra on the floor, they don’t also have a live pony for their daughter – but I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re hippocrites.

  2. lori • January 21, 2016 @ 3:32 PM

    how will the Oscar’s go on without Jada Pinkett Smith?? Really? Get over yourself Jada. Who cares!

  3. J. • January 21, 2016 @ 5:52 PM

    If it is true that their home contains actual animal parts, then they are disgusting people and bad role models for their children.

    As to Pinkett Smith boycotting the Oscars, I’m sure if her husband were nominated she wouldn’t do any such thing.

  4. LDI • January 21, 2016 @ 10:00 PM

    Hell, they were pimpin’ their kids out before they were 10. Do you think they care about animals?

  5. Dominique • January 21, 2016 @ 10:32 PM

    I would love to know if these are real? I know that the American Digest and Architectural Digest magazines are horrible unethical magazines often displaying dead animal parts as decorations, this would seem to be the case, animals have their beautiful lives brutally taken from them for the rich to have as trinkets, a much larger injustice than not allowed to be in a competition for fame and um, yes, a trophy, it’s a mad world.

  6. Theresa • January 22, 2016 @ 2:01 AM

    I like Will Smith movies. But now that I see all those statues of elephant tusks, I’m not sure I like him anymore. They’re real. Don’t give me this crap about them being fake. These actors are fake as the tusks. Lol!! Give me a break. I lost respect for them. I’m a big animal lover.

  7. S Schroeder • January 22, 2016 @ 2:31 AM

    HORRIBLE! I bet they are real. NO one should have that kind of thing in their home. Very unethical, especially in these times… African animals are in the spotlight now and they are all disappearing faster than we can save them. SHAMEFUL!

  8. M.N. • January 22, 2016 @ 9:45 AM

    I’d doubt that they’re fake, especially since they’re overrated, overpaid Hollywood millionaires with too much money to be in touch with the real world’s issues. Need to be ostentatious and showy. Why would they have something fake? They can afford to spend thousands of dollars to have an innocent elephant killed or a zebra shot simply for their body parts. Disgusting. Shame on them!! No one needs zebra skins (fake or not), elephant tusks etc as decor in their house! Besides, even if they were fake – which they are most likely not – displaying these “body parts” only shows other ignorant people that it’s okay to do this, and more people go out and procure these items and more innocent animals die for the sake of ignorance and arrogance! Jada & Will – why don’t you start acting like the “good” people you want people to think you are and donate a few million to conservation efforts in Africa to combat poaching, and while you’re at it, give a few more million dollars to help preserve land from development in this country and for good measure throw a few more million dollars to help homeless dogs and cats at animal shelters. Want respect? Then start acting like you deserve it!

  9. Natalie • January 22, 2016 @ 11:30 PM

    Oh please people… In South Africa it’s not illegal to hunt these animals and thousands of curio shop sell all the above items!! So everyone commenting- anyone each chicken eggs? Why is that acceptable. . Get over yourselves, probably non south Africans with a lot to say and never even been to our country!! Next time you eat a steak, buffalo wings so on ask yourself, what really happens to the animals your eating!

  10. Debra • January 23, 2016 @ 1:41 PM

    its like the Afro-american is above everything good or bad, especially the rich ones.

  11. Caligrand • January 24, 2016 @ 11:14 AM

    Why do black people decorate their house and themselves with African stuff. I’m German but have no German stuff in my house nor do I wear German garb.

  12. Marcy • January 24, 2016 @ 3:07 PM

    If anyone thinks these spoiled crybaby gazillionares are buying FAKE anything… you must be a fool. Just look at the house they live in… nothing in this house is fake….evything they have would only be top of the line…. why else showcase these items??? To show off that you have an overload of money that you can buy anything you want. Oh im sure by now… they are fake…. the ones in the photos are long gone.

  13. Mike • January 26, 2016 @ 3:39 AM

    Never could tolerate much Jada… Love me some Will tho!

    Can’t wait to hear what Chris Rock clowns her with on the Oscars…

  14. Suzanne • December 14, 2016 @ 1:52 PM

    If in fact these tusks are just resin and not the real Macoy ,why are they different from each other one is slightly larger and the arch is different?

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