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Joshua Jackson Calls Out Those Criticizing Jodie Turner-Smith After He Revealed She First Proposed To Him

Joshua Jackson Calls Out Those Criticizing Jodie Turner-Smith After He Revealed She First Proposed To Him

Just last month, Joshua Jackson opened up and told the sweet story of how his wife, Jodie Turner-Smith, proposed to him while on a romantic vacation in Nicaragua.

Since then, the 43-year-old Dr. Death star, revealed that Jodie has received a lot of online hate because of it.

“The internet is racist and misogynist,” Joshua said in a recent interview about the backlash they received.

Click inside to read more of what Joshua shared…

Speaking to Refinery29, Joshua got the chance to expand on the story he started during his late night appearance.

“I accidentally threw my wife under the bus because that story was told quickly and it didn’t give the full context,” he shared. “…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.”

Joshua adds, “What I didn’t say in that interview was there was a caveat, which is that I’m still old school enough that I said, ‘This is a yes, but you have to give me the opportunity [to do it too].’ 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 those to you and do it the old fashioned way down on bended knee.’ So, that’s actually how the story ended up.”

“So, there were two proposals. I do feel like that is important context.”

Joshua also called out the critics who thought it was foolish for Jodie to propose to him.

“For anybody who is freaked out by a woman claiming her own space, shut the f*** up,” he stated. “Good God, you cannot believe the things people were leaving my wife on Instagram. She did it. I said ‘yes.’ We’re happy. That’s it. That’s all you need to know.”

“That has been a real education for me as a white man, truly. The way people get in her comments and the ignorance and ugliness that comes her way is truly shocking,” he says. “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.”

Just recently, Joshua opened up about his and Jodie‘s daughter, Janie. See what he said here…

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