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Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk has tackled some giant topics including sexuality, race, love, and marriage. Now, the Facebook talk series is talking mental health with Kid Cudi.
Cudi – also known as Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi – is no stranger to the conversation about mental health. Opening up about his struggles with mental health on the recent episode of Red Table Talk, the 34-year-old rapper detailed how he hid his struggles from his loved ones.
"I was really good at keeping my troubles hidden Like I was really good at that and it's scary because that's when you hear people say, well I had no clue," Kid Cudi continued. "I really went out of my way to keep what I was going through hidden because I was ashamed."
Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab in 2016 to combat depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, the "Day 'N' Nite emcee has worked to find the best ways to cope with his traumas.
Smith also spoke candidly about her battle with mental health. "I had gotten to LA and gotten a certain amount of success and realized that that wasn’t the answer,” she said. "[The success] wasn’t what was going to make everything okay. [It] actually made this worse."
Like many people struggling with depression and anxiety, the shame felt by Mescudi is a normal feeling, but hopefully, through this talk, more conversation surrounding mental disorders will begin.
This episode of Red Table Talk will air Monday on Facebook Watch. Watch the clip above.
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A hilarious old video of Oprah Winfrey making an uncomfortable face as she dives into a piece of unseasoned chicken has been circulating the Internet all week. While these sort of silly videos wouldn't usually garner a response from the billionaire, Oprah surprised everyone when she shared a video explaining the chicken-eating experience and her initial reaction.
To give you some context, the video is a clip from The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006, in which O invited her guest Anna Ginsberg to make her award-winning chicken dish. After one bite, it became clear that Oprah wasn't too pleased with the chicken's bland taste. She even asked at the time if she could add a little seasoning.
I often think about the time Oprah did a cooking segment with a woman whose chicken recipe won $1 million, and Oprah's jaw dropped when she tasted it and realized the lady didn't even add seasoning pic.twitter.com/rfs7PS1Jc3
— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) December 9, 2018
Now, more than 10 years later, Oprah is setting the record straight. In her new video posted on Instagram on Thursday (Dec. 13), she noted that she likes to provide a pleasurable experience for her guests but also live in her truth. On that particular day, she was presented with a dilemma. "I was having a moment of trying to decide: Do I want her to have a great time? What is my real moment of truth?" she said. "Because the truth for me was that I'm used to having salt and pepper on my chicken. That's just the truth...That's what I was thinking, 'This chicken needs some salt and pepper.'"
So that's that; Oprah has spoken. She may have played it off at the time, but like many others, she would prefer her chicken with seasoning.
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Over the weekend, a 2006 video of @oprah tasting an *interesting* chicken dish made its rounds online. We asked the O of O, what REALLY went through her mind as the cameras were on her—and she answered. Swipe left if you haven’t seen the hysterical video! #tbt
Sesame Street continues its crusade to include statement-making characters on their block. This time around, families will be introduced to Lily, the show’s first homeless character.
According to USA Today, Lily- an adorable hot pink, red haired puppet- was first introduced to the show in 2011, but in new online clips, Lily opens up about being homeless and staying with friends.
"Now we don't have our own place to live, and sometimes I wonder if we'll ever have our own home," she says to Elmo in one clip. In her initial appearances on the show, Lily discusses her family’s food insecurities, meaning they didn’t have much to eat.
“We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma – the lack of affordable housing, poverty, domestic violence, or other trauma that caused them to lose their home, the trauma of actually losing their home, and the daily trauma of the uncertainty and insecurity of being homeless,” said Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop.
“We want to help disrupt that cycle by comforting children, empowering them, and giving them hope for the future," she continues. "We want them to know that they are not alone and home is more than a house or an apartment – home is wherever the love lives.”
In recent years, Sesame Street has introduced a slew of ground-breaking new characters, including Julia, a puppet with autism, and Alex, a character whose father is incarcerated.
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