Janet Hubert, who most people commonly know as the first Aunt Viv from the Fresh Prince, let the chopper fly Sunday night on her Facebook page. Hubert, who was fired from the show back in the day after confronting Will Smith about not speaking up for everyone when it came to raises, still has an axe to grind.
Hubert’s rant was about Jada Pinkett Smith’s proposed boycott of the Oscars, which ironically comes at a convenient time when Will’s box-office flop, Concussion, didn’t receive a nomination.
“First of all, Miss Thing,” she began, “does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?”
She continued, “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.”
Hubert went on to say, “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.”
Then she commented on what happened back in the day on the show.
“Well karma must be a bitch, cause now here you are. Here you are, you’ve had a few flops and you know there are those out there who really deserved a nod,” she said.
And to end her rant, Hubert stated the only Oscar she’s concerned with is an Oscar Meyer wiener with mustard and relish.