In a lengthy post on her Facebook account, actress Jada Pinkett Smith asks if the unbridled amount of criticism and ridicule faced by today’s young stars is really just cyberbullying at the hands of the media.

“This last week, I had to really evaluate the communication in regard to our young artists in the media. I was trying to differentiate cyber-bullying from how we attack and ridicule our young stars through media and social networks. It is as if we have forgotten what it means to be young or even how to behave like good ol’ grown folk,” she wrote on Sunday.

Pinkett Smith, 41, is the mother of two young rising stars — Jaden, 14, and Willow, 12 — and asks if we feel that “we can say and do what we please without demonstrating any responsibility simply because they are famous?”

Her questions are derived from a few specific examples of young stars, all of whom provoked quite a response recently.

“Is it okay to continually attack and criticize a famous 19 year old who is simply trying to build a life, exercise his talents while figuring out what manhood and fame is all about as he carries the weight of supporting his family as well as providing the paychecks to others who depend on him to work so they can feed their families as well?

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