Well, “most people” doesn’t include Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv from the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” TV series.
Immediately one would wonder why Hubert would come out against Pinkett Smith. All you have to do is remember that’s Jada is married to none other than Will Smith, who didn’t get nominated for his role in “Concussion” and of course was the star of the “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”
If you know the history of Janet Hubert and Will Smith, you know their relationship is like fire and water; they just don’t like each other. And that’s putting it mildly. In fact, Hubert seems to have made it her life’s mission to hate on Big Will as often as possible. So it comes as no surprise to us that that she’s not down with Jada in spite of the bigger picture of NO BLACKS being nominated for a second year in a row in the four major acting categories.
According to Hubert, there are other things that the Smiths should be more concerned about such as starvation, poverty, unemployment, etc.
“It just ain’t that deep,” says in a video she posted on Facebook. The bitter sounding actress also adds that she finds it “ironic” that Jada would ask for a boycott when she’s made “made millions and millions of dollars from the very people that you’re talking about boycotting.”
Hubert thinks it’s unfair to ask black actors – in her estimation – to jeopardize their careers to boycott the event.
All we can say is in spite of the big picture, Janet Hubert is making this oh so very personal.
Watch Janet’s dig at The Smith’s here.
Fair or foul?
(Photo Source: AP, Janet Hubert/Jada Pinkett Smith Facebook)