Janet Hubert, best known for her role as Aunt Viv on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, is known for publicly airing her grievances and this time is no different!
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This time, Hubert puts Jada Pinkett-Smith on blast for her decision to boycott the Oscars Awards due to it’s all-White list of nominees for 2016.
Many feel that Jada’s decision is purely self serving being that she’s NEVER spoken up on any issues that affect the Black community and it seems that she’s only upset over the fact that her husband, actor Will Smith, was overlooked for an Oscar nod for his role in the film Concussion.
Details + watch video of Janet Hubert’s 4+ minute rant below…
VIDEO: Janet Hubert DRAGS Jada Pinkett-Smith
“I’ve been trying to figure out: Do I really want to do this? Yeah, I do,” Hubert shared in the four-minute clip.
“Today, being the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and hitting 60 years old … I want to say something to Jada Pinkett Smith asking other black actors to boycott the Oscars. First of all, Miss Thing: Does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?”
The actress starred as Aunt Viv from 1990 to 1993, but was the only cast member replaced when it came time to take a stand for salary increases. Smith reportedly refused to help his costars renegotiate their salaries, replying at the time: “‘My deal is my deal, and y’alls deal is y’alls deal.'”
Whatever the case, Hubert feels that Will’s wife needs to re-think her decision to boycott the Oscars because the power couple has never spoken up about any other issues affecting the Black community.
The second thing, girlfriend, there’s a lot of s— going on in the world that you all don’t seem to recognize. People are dying. Our boys are being shot left and right. People are hungry. People are starving. People are trying to pay bills.
And you’re talking about some motherf—ing actors and Oscars. It just ain’t that deep!
Here’s the other thing, for you to ask other actors to jeopardize their careers … You know damn well, you don’t do that. They don’t care!
I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living and made millions and millions of dollars from the very people [who are doing this] … That is not the way life works, baby. It’s very suspect to me.
Hubert concluded her message with some searing words aimed directly at the Smiths, stating:
Maybe you didn’t deserve a nomination. I didn’t think, frankly, you deserved a Golden Globe nomination.
You ain’t Barack and Michelle Obama. And y’all need to get over yourselves … You are a part of Hollywood. You are a part of the system that is unfair to other actors.
Lastly, for anyone questioning her intentions, Hubert says, “It’s not about being bitter. It’s about being right.”