The “blacktress” Janet Hubert is not here for the lets boycott The Oscars train being driven by Jada Pinkett Smith. Aunt Viv took to her Facebook page on MLK day to call out Jada and her husband Will Smith for what she considers bull you know what. We knew we was in for a treat when she started out her rant with “Ms thing” and “does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak ?”.
In case you missed it, in a video posted to her Facebook page, Jada Pinkett Smith made it very clear that she and we will assume her husband Will Smith will have nothing to do with The Oscars this year. She also urged other black actors and actresses to follow her lead and do the same.
Now Jada and will are facing a lot of backlash over comments Will made about encountering race in the industry during a round-table discussion with The Hollywood Reporter. Will’s comment in question is his eluding to “racism being rare” in the industry, which understandably has people frowning at Jada and her call to boycott. Peep the interview below:
Now Jada wasn’t alone, quickly after famed director Spike Lee announced via his Instagram account he would also be boycotting The Oscars this year. Now keep in mind he did already accept his honorary Oscar already this past November. He also did touch lack of diversity in Hollywood as well at the same time. Checkout what Mr.Lee had to say on his decision to boycott below:
Which brings us to last night, Janet Hubert, whom is affectionately known to us all as Aunt Viv from the classic 90’s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air gave her opinion on the matter. Now if you can ignore the messenger and whether or not she is “salty”, made some valid points in the video. Hubert used her best comic book filter and called out the Smith’s for being pretty much hypocrites and wasting time on a matter that no one should really care about. Hubert also brought up in her rant an incident from the past where Will Smith only looked out for his best interest instead of the cast of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. She also pointed out that Jada should be more focused on the current issues such as people dying, our boys dying, bills and the Oscar gripe just “ain’t that deep”. See Janet’s entire video below:
Now again she makes some valid points, but we will let you voice your opinion on the matter. Do you think the blacktress is speaking the truth? Or is she still bitter about what happened to her on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air? Let us know in the comment section below.