Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert has some words for “Miss Thang” Jada Pinkett Smith who recently revealed she was boycotting this year’s Academy Awards because of the lack of diversity.
A sassy Aunt Viv released a lengthy video on YouTube complaining that there are other things to complain about, like people “dying.” The actress, by the way, opened up her more than opinionated four-minute video by calling out Pinkett for speaking on behalf of her hubby, Will Smith, who was overlooked for his role in Concussion.
“First of all, Miss Thing, does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?”
She continued, “The second thing, girlfriend, there’s a lot of sh*t 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 starving. People are trying to pay bills. And you’re talking about some [expletive] actors and Oscars. It just ain’t that deep.”
“And here’s the other thing, for you to ask other actors, and other black actresses and actors, too, to jeopardize their career and their standing in a town that you know damn well you don’t do that. And here’s the other thing—they don’t care. They don’t care! And I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living, made their living and made millions and millions of dollars from the very people you’re talking about boycotting just because you didn’t get a nomination, just because you didn’t win.”
She concluded, “Well karma must be a b*tch, cause now here you are. Here you are, you’ve had a few flops and you know there are those out there who really deserved a nod.”
It’s unclear why Hubert was so bitter, however, there have been several rumors in the past that Will and Janet had some beef towards each other that stemmed from their days on The Fresh Prince.