Not everyone is singing the praises of Jada Pinkett Smith’s call for a boycott of the Oscars. Especially one person who has repeatedly told her story of being blackballed from Hollywood because of the actions of Will Smith.
Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, took to Facebook to call out what she calls hypocrisy from the matriarch of the Smith family. Hubert seems to think that Pinkett Smith is just upset her husband didn’t get nominated for an award for his role in Concussion.
“I’m at the point in my life where I don’t give a kitty,” Hubert says in the video.
“I want to say something about Jada Pinkett Smith asking other black actors and actresses to boycott the Oscars. Does your man not have a mouth of his own to speak? The second thing, there’s a lot of s—t going on in the world that y’all don’t seem to recognize,” Hubert stated.
“For you to ask other actors, black actors, to jeopardize their career and their standing in a town, you know damn well you don’t do that. And I find it ironic that someone who has made a living, and made millions of millions of dollars, from the very people you talk about boycotting, because you didn’t win? That’s not the way life works, and it’s very suspect for me,” Hubert continued.
Hubert then reminisced about the time she asked Will Smith to stand up for the cast and ask for a raise, but he didn’t. And eventually Hubert was fired from the show.
“Well, karma must be a bitch. Now here you are, you’ve had a few flops. There are those out there who really deserved a nod,” Hubert stated. She mentioned Idris Elba’s performance in a Beast of No Nation and took another swipe at Will Smith, stating that he didn’t even deserve the Golden Globe nomination.
Hubert then advised the Smiths to get over themselves because they’re not Barack and Michelle Obama, and reminded them that because of their production company, they are part of the Hollywood system.
Hubert ended her video by saying, “The only Oscar I care about is an Oscar Mayer wiener with mustard and relish.”
In the words of the Mad Rapper, “Tell ’em why you mad, son.”