While everyone prefers to reminiscence on Martin Luther King Jr’s accomplishments and heroics on his day, some rather spend their time throwing shade at others. Today’s shady moments comes from actress, Janet Hubert, as she directed some shots over to Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith late Monday afternoon regarding their decision to boycott this year’s Oscars.
Earlier in the day, Jada Pinkett was asking black Hollywood actors and actresses to boycott the Oscars this year because for the second consecutive year, the Academy’s failed to include any black nominees. Jada’s husband, Will Smith, was applauded for his role in Concussion, but was snubbed and received zero nominations this year. Janet, notoriously known as “Aunt Viv” on Will Smith’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in the early 90’s, chimed in and spoke candidly on why Jada and Will Smith’s intentions to boycott the Oscars was merely a ploy to get people to side with them for being snubbed.
“First of all, Miss Thing, does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?”, she said slamming Jada Pinkett-Smith. “The second thing, girlfriend, there’s a lot of s–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.” Aunt Viv’s four minute diatribe wasn’t at all over. She continued to attack the Smiths even more.
“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.” Hubert was let go after the third season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, because she cited NBC for using unfair treatment against her, in addition to not being fairly compensated. Who do you guys think was right in this situation? Please make sure to SHARE with your friends.