Red Table Talk had become a talk show staple in its short time on the air. Starting in 2018, the show revolved around Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris discussing the big topics of the day. It was a rare success for Meta's original programming, which had struggled to get off the ground. In fact, it was so successful that it got its own spin-off helmed by Gloria Estefan.
However, the show was abruptly canceled in April 2023. It was part of a wider series of cuts as Meta once again diverted resources toward its virtual reality services. Meta canceled all original programming on Facebook Watch to push its VR service, Horizon Worlds. This coincided with multiple rounds of mass layoffs as Meta struggled financially. But it seems that not everyone is upset about the show ending.
Nick Cannon Is Happy That "Red Table Talk" Is Gone
Cannon stirred the pot on his radio show when one of his co-hosts brought up the cancellation. "If there was no ‘Red Table Talk’ then he wouldn't have slapped the sh*t out of Chris Rock." Cannon claimed, referring to the viral 2022 Oscars incident. It appears that Cannon is implying that Jada Pinkett Smith was to blame for the jokes that Chris Rock made about her. He was confronted by co-host Abby De La Rosa, who asked him if he was just referring to that one incident. "I'm talking about that toxic table." De La Rosa shot back that it was an "honest table", to which Cannon responded, "Too much honesty can get your ass slapped in the face."
"A good slap is what people need sometimes" De La Rosa retorted as the two hosts squared off. It's a surprising take from Cannon, who had took a both-sides approach to the slap initially. However, while Cannon respects Will Smith, it appears that he's doesn't feel the same away about Jada. However, Cannon has never held back from controversy. In 2018, he dug up problematic tweets from female comedians while defending Kevin Hart. Maybe this is just Cannon's way of pointing out more double standards. Or maybe he just really hated Red Table Talk.