Actress Janet Hubert, who played the first Aunt Viv on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air,” blasted Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith for her proposed boycott of the ‘white’ Academy Awards.
“Today, being the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and hitting 60 years old,” she began, “I want to say something about Jada Pinkett Smith asking other actors, black actors and actresses, to boycott the Oscars. First of all, Miss Thing: Does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?”
Though Will Smith was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in “Concussion,” he was snubbed by the Oscars.
Hubert argued that there are more important things in the world than celebrities getting trophies.
“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 hungry. People are starving. People are trying to pay bills,” she said. “And you’re talking about some motherf—ing actors and Oscars. It just ain’t that deep.”
The actress continued by bringing up the obvious point — perhaps Will Smith just didn’t perform good enough to receive an Oscar nomination.
“Maybe you didn’t deserve a nomination. I didn’t think, frankly, you deserved a Golden Globe nomination,” Hubert said. “You ain’t Barack and Michelle Obama. And y’all need to get over yourselves.”
Smith and Hubert have a longstanding feud ever since, it is rumored, Smith got her fired from her role on the 90’s hit “Fresh Prince,” but the actress said that had nothing to do with it.
“It’s not about being bitter,” she said. “It’s about being right.”
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