Celebrity couple Joshua Jackson and wife Jodie Turner-Smith recently erupted a social media storm after Dawson Creek star Joshua, 43 revealed that his wife Queen & Slim star and model Jodie Turner-SmIth initially popped the question.
As with most mixed marriages which go through criticism from racists, the pair has been open to such attacks. According to him, the hate has been eye-opening.
In an interview published on Tuesday (Aug. 17) with Refinery29, the actor opened up on their proposal details, defending his wife, the actor didn’t mince words calling the trolls out.
“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to give context to this story,” the “Dawson’s Creek” alum said. “So I accidentally threw my wife under the bus because that story was told quickly and it didn’t give the full context and holy Jesus, the internet is racist and misogynist.”
“And also for anybody who is freaked out by a woman claiming her own space, shut the fuck up.”
Recall it all started after Jackson last month appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and spilled that Turner-Smith proposed to him first.
“So yes, we were in Nicaragua on a beautiful moonlit night, it could not possibly have been more romantic. And yes, my wife did propose to me and yes, I did say yes, but what I didn’t say in that interview was there was a caveat,” Jackson told Refinery29.
The actor explained that he wanted to do things the “old school” way.
“She has a biological father and a stepdad, who’s the man who raised her. [I said], ‘You have to give me the opportunity to ask both of those men for your hand in marriage.’ And then, ‘I would like the opportunity to re-propose to you and do it the old-fashioned way down on bended knee.’ So, that’s actually how the story ended up,” he stated
Jackson clarified that there were two proposals.
“And also for anybody who is freaked out by a woman claiming her own space, shut the f**k up. Good God, you cannot believe the things people were leaving my wife on Instagram,” he continued.
“That has been a real education for me as a white man, truly,” Jackson said.
“The way people get in her comments and the ignorance and ugliness that comes her way is truly shocking. And it has been a necessary but an unpleasant education in just the way people relate to Black bodies in general, but Black female bodies in specific. It is not okay. We have a long way to go.” He added.