Did Jada Pinkett Smith ban Kendall Jenner for disrespecting the help?

This comes from Gossip Cop, where they roundly dismiss a story from Star Magazine, as they always do. They have an unnamed “source close to Smith” who denies this account. Instead of agreeing with GC we’ll discuss this tidbit as potentially true, as we always do. Supposedly Kendall Jenner, a good friend of the Pinkett-Smith kids, was banned from the manse after acting rude to the Pinkett-Smith’s maid. It sounds like Kendall’s offense was simply acting like a teenager and rolling her eyes, but Jada didn’t like it and asked Kendall’s sister, Kylie, to tell Kendall that she was no longer welcome in their home. Damn! Here’s GC’s recap:

Jada Pinkett Smith Bans Brat Kendall,” reads the headline of a Star story that claims Kendall Jenner is no longer welcome in Smith’s home because of alleged bad manners.

“Jada took an instant dislike to Kendall; she’s got a rude mouth on her,” a Kardashian family “insider” tells the tabloid. “The way she spoke to Jada’s housekeeper was atrocious and arrogant.”

The so-called “source” says Jenner “rolled her eyes and huffed like the maid was stupid when she asked if Kendall wanted sweetener for her iced tea!”

“Jada’s not having it — she was raised by a single mom and doesn’t let that kind of snobbery go on under her roof,” says the alleged “pal,” adding, “Jaden [Smith] had to tell Kylie [Jenner] that her sister isn’t welcome anymore.”

[From Star as told by Gossip Cop]

I can buy that Jada took offense when Kendall copped an attitude with her staff, but somehow that doesn’t jibe with Jada and Will’s hands-off parenting approach. I doubt they pay much attention to what the kids or their friends are doing at all. However I did find an interview that Jada did with People in 2008 where she stated that she doesn’t put up with snobbery. She said “Thank goodness in my family we don’t allow divas.” Um, that doesn’t seem to be entirely accurate, but I can say that we haven’t heard any accounts of Jada, Will or their kids being rude to people. For all you can say about Will especially, he’s always been super nice to fans.

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  1. Tiffany says:

    If it is true, Jada has never been lovelier.

  2. Arch says:

    I can imagine Kendall being stuck up though, no doubt.

  3. Patricia says:

    This is the only thing I have ever read that makes me actually like Jada! I would love for this story to be true.
    I hate seeing people mistreat those who are waiting on them. One of my aunts is an absolute A-hole to servers. It’s so embarrassing, and I swear it’s her power trip because she grew up very working class and married a millionaire. It’s like her way of convincing herself she’s better than someone else. She doesn’t seem to realize that all she’s showing others is that she has a complete lack of class.
    I bet Kendall feels soooo good about herself when she is rude to someone in the working class. What a little brat.

  4. Tess says:

    I believe the Jenner kids are totally entitled little brats, but I get that vibe more with Kylie to be honest

  5. Jana says:

    The problem with all the Kardashian/Jenner kids is that they have sub-par I.Q.’s, but extremely over developed attitudes.

  6. doofus says:

    people always say, and I agree, that you can tell a LOT about a person by how they treat service people, whether it’s a server at a restaurant, a cashier, etc.

    aaaaaaand this does NOT surprise me one bit. I’d bet the farm that it’s true. (the rudeness part, not necessarily the banning part.)

    • sauvage says:

      I absolutely agree with that approach. If somebody is actually a genuinely nice person can be determined by the way they treat people they cannot gain anything from. (Which is debatable because a good waitress can do A LOT for you, but that’s beside the point.)

  7. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Good for Jada if it’s true.

  8. elo says:

    I think this might be true. I can believe that Jada wouldn’t allow some snot nosed little sh*% to be rude to her help, maybe she doesn’t like her anyway and was already looking for an excuse to get her out of her house.

    • Word Girl says:

      I think Jada knows what it’s like to be treated that way because she grew up a peasant and does not tolerate haughty attitudes to the common folks. Sometimes it makes a huge different when one grows up extremely poor and, through their own hard work and determination, succeed to the 1%. This person knows what the other side of the token is like and are determined to treat others with the same respect that they wished they were treated with when they weren’t affluent.

  9. Katren says:

    Jadas eyes sit so low in those sunnies!

  10. Word Girl says:

    I believe this story. If the parents of rich kids would actually raise their kids to respect the help, then they will grow up with a better understanding that no one is beneath them. It’s ironic because I saw a documentary about the staff of American billionaires in Park Avenue, there was a part of the documentary that was focused particularly on the doorman. The doorman in the documentary said that the children would speak to him before going off to school, all though the parents wouldn’t. The former doorman said that he would ask them how their day was at school and so on, and they would even give him high fives and such. Anyway, the former doorman said after they reached the age of 12 years, the children would walk out of the door, that he opened for them everyday, with their heads up high, their shoulders perfectly aligned, and their noses up in the air. He said that they wouldn’t even acknowledge him after that. The former doorman said that, he would have just assumed that it was not common practice if only a few kids did it, but he noticed all of the kids becoming more snobby and arrogant like their parents and treating the “help” as if they are beneath them. He said that he left the job after awhile, the guy was still young probably in his late 30′s, and moved to a position where the atmosphere was more friendly. As a side note, he said that most billionaires didn’t tip well, if at all, when he would do certain things like load their luggage in the car for their vacations.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      I believe this. when I was in college I waitressed at a country club and the stories I could tell you. The old money members rarely tipped over and above the mandatory amount and always scrutinized their bill. New money members tipped heavily and never glanced at the bill othe than to scrawl their signature. One difference was in manners, which had little to do with money. The third, fourth and fifth generation southerners rarely allowed their family members to be rude or condescending to the staff. The transplants almost seemed to expect their children to behave like little tyrannical CEOs in training.

      • Deedee says:

        I was friends with a lady whose family lineage dated from the Mayflower and they were very well to do. I came from a lower middle class family. We met in medical school and did residency together and became good friends who often went out together. One night she invited me to go to a rather exclusive restaurant with her mother, the matriarch of the family, and her two sisters. We were engaged in a conversation, when the server came to our table to ask for our order. One of my friend’s sister was speaking and instead of finishing her sentence so we could order and then renew the conversation, she continued to speak for a full five minutes while the waitress had to stand there, totally ignored and wait until she was done. It was a very awkward five minutes for me for I found that treating people as invisible and unimportant to be quite rude. So, it manners does not always come around to how old the money is. Snobbery is snobbery.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Vry true – it varies widely.

    • Lauraq says:

      I started as a server at IHOP and am now the main bartender at a well know local sports cafe chain. I can tell you that most rich people tip poorly. There are a few exceptions-Mobsters tip very well, and wealthy people who are self made tend to tip well.

  11. Sue says:

    I do not watch KUWTK, but I did see the Jenner sisters on a talk show I watch. NOT impressed…… The way they interacted with interviewers it was very obvious they feel entitled.

  12. kcarp says:

    At least Will Smith did something to become rich and famous. His kids are brats but at least they can be proud of their dad and what he has accomplished. Could you imagine having that K*** Kris Jenner as a mother.

    I pulled a diva and yelled at the lady cleaning a McDonalds bathroom because my 2 year old walked in and fell down. It was so not this lady’s fault. We were running late, I was hungry, etc..Anyway I was so ashamed of myself. I went back in and apologized.

    • elo says:

      Good on you for apologizing. I worked service industry for a long time and in my experience the self made people were always nicer than the people who were living off their family’s wealth. That being said, the old money folks were always nicer than the nouveau riche and their children. I never cared how much of a tip was left as long as people were nice. If you want to stiff me, cool, but at least be pleasant.

    • Farah says:

      Bruce Jenner was pretty respected athlete before he joined the side show family. Not defending the Jenner kids, but I’m pretty sure Bruce worked hard for his wealth considering he has Olympic gold metals.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      Good for you for setting a good example. A front desk attendant at a hotel was rude to me over the phone once. She was incirrect/dismissive about the matter we were discussing so I lost my patience and let her have it, correcting her grammar to boot. Afterwards I felt like such a loser for doing it so I took my nieces (they heard everything) downstairs with me so I could apologize to the attendant. I told my nieces to be strong and sure of themselves in a disagreement but to never forget the humanity of others and to never, especially, ridicule anyone for something they can not help and has nothing to do with the issue at hand. It was uncomfortable but important to do it.

    • Lauraq says:

      Kcarp-Will has mentioned in the past that when his kids try to act like they’re rich and famous, he will say, ‘No, mommy and daddy are rich and famous. And they support you.’ I love that.

  13. AlmondJoy says:

    I live in Jada’s hometown. One of my close friends went to school with Jada’s cousin and they’re still friends today. She been around Jada at family reunions and weddings, and she always mentions the fact that Jada is VERY down to earth and kind. Not snobbish at all. I can totally see this being true.

  14. Shelby says:

    I must say, Kendall is very pretty, wonder how long till she starts messing with her face

  15. QQ says:

    Doubtful..is not like they are actually parenting their kids.. More like the Buddy System so i dont see all the sudden rules or any sense of structure being put in place much less behind another rich brat

  16. R says:

    Didn’t her kid wear a batman costume to a wedding?

    • AlexandriaTheGreat says:

      Yeah but it was Kim K’s wedding so it doesn’t count because it was all a farce anyway ( ;

    • michiem says:

      Exactly! Sure shoot down anyone being a snob, but when your son is an A$$hat its quite alright? GTFOH! Maybe 4-5 years ago she looked like she held down her family and made it real, but once her kids started being teens – that facade has been chipping away!

    • Pepsi Presents...Coke says:

      He did. Who wears white to someone else’s wedding? And other stuff.

    • WTF says:

      You are being generous by calling that bs a wedding. Wasn’t there a 10 foot golden toilet box? I think batman brought a little class to the joint…..

      OAN – I don’t think Jada would allow anyone to be rude to her staff. I just remember an interview with Tupac; he was talking about Jada and how she was so supportive of him while he was in prison, but every time they talked she always reminded him that he was in prison b/c even though he didn’t rape that girl, he was there and he didn’t do anything to help her and that was wrong and worthy of punishment. I always had a lot of respect for her after that.

  17. P.J. says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with CB. Say what you will about the Smiths, but Will has always been known as one of the VERY nicest, genuinely kind and generous celebs in Hollywood for over 20 years. That’s no small feat in that town, especially when you consider how many people (crew, staff, restaurant employees, etc.) merely sit back and allow actors/musicians/whatever of a far lesser caliber to behave atrociously and cruelly without any repercussions. (Remember, people only treat you how you allow them to.)

    While I also agree that Will and Jada are incredibly-likely, far too-hands off with their kids, Jada has always said that it is done with a strict understanding of “You reap what you sow” accountability. As such, I don’t think there’s any chance she would ever allow Jaden and Willow to treat anyone badly in her presence, particularly a person who works in and takes care of their home. That’s just not her style.

  18. MW says:

    Gossip Cop then says a friend of Smith says it is “far from any truth whatsoever”.
    So until we hear further, it was denied . . . not that I am defending Kendall Jenner . . .

  19. TheTruthHurts says:

    Remember when KUWTK had a storyline a few years ago where Kendall hired the Mexican gardener to do her chores and other crap? Totally demeaning and horrible to watch. So yeah, you can see where there mind is at.

    • Jarredsgirl says:

      I remember that. It was so dumb…. her dad gave her like, 50 bucks or something, (as if that’s all she’d get in real life) and then told her she had to do the chores. So she got the gardener to do the chores, giving him $5 for each one (as if) and then keeping the rest. They acted like she was super smart because she got to keep something like $25 bucks. Umm hey derps you could just do the chores and keep the $50 how bout that! They were stupid “chores” anyway, like walking the dog… Just walk the fricken dog! It’s not that bad. Then you don’t have to spend any money on the gym cos you’ve done your exercise for the day.

  20. Lucy2 says:

    I’d like to believe it, but it would involve actual parenting, so…doubtful.

  21. moo says:

    Doubt it’s true. And I’m not particularly a fan of any of them.

  22. Amy says:

    I do admit to being a KUWTK fan, so have seen Kendall ‘grow up’ on the show. She was quite sweet when she was younger and even just a couple of years ago wanted to do charity work etc. But now she seems to be turning into an entitled brat, treats her mother like cr@p (although kris takes it all and never disciplines her – of course she wants to keep her darling cash cows happy! Ugh) … So yea, I can see this being true story!

  23. Vilodemeanus says:

    I sincerely doubt there is much parenting going on at the Smith manse by anyone there. That snot Jaden went around breaking stemware at Kardashian’s reception leaving it to be cleaned up by the staff, and the guests having to deal with broken glassware on tables, all while he inappropriately wore a white batman costume to a non theme wedding. While I’ll admit her 3rd wedding wasn’t any more real than the previous other weddings, leaving broken glassware around for people to get cut on seems like animals raised him, or would have raised him better I should say. He’s a pathetic little attention desperado who didn’t care about the staff cleaning up after him, or the cost of what he was destroying in his little underoos and cape. He’s the one that should be banned, but Kris is simply too dumb and doesn’t care about Kylie as she’s never going to bring in any cash for the Klan.

  24. Lauraq says:

    Funny how Will and Jada have mentioned that they spank their kids, but people still think they’re hands off. Of course, now that I mention that, they’re going to be child abusers.