Former “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” star Janet Hubert tore into Jada Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith.
The actress, who’s calling for a boycott of the Oscars, took to a video to respond civilly to Hubert, who played Aunt Viv from the Fresh Prince, who threw serious shade at Pinkett’s motivation for calling for a boycott, insinuating that she’s only mad that her hubbie didn’t gt an Oscar nod.
“Here’s the other thing, for you to ask other actors to jeopardize their careers … You know damn well, you don’t do that,” Hubert said in the video. “They don’t care! I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living and made millions and millions of dollars from the very people [who are doing this] … That is not the way life works, baby. It’s very suspect to me.”
Pinkett lightweight chastised Hubert, articulating that blacks should avoid so much in-fighting considering that the KKK just had a surge over the MLK holiday. Furthermore she’s “got love for everybody.”
Here’s what Pinkett had to say in full, courtesy of Entertainment Tonight:
“Considering that Alabama had its highest recruitment for the KKK for Martin Luther King’s birthday, I hope that we as African Americans can find a way to get along and step together.
“Here’s the deal: This whole Oscars controversy isn’t really about the Oscars. Really, it’s my plea to ask our community, people of color, to take back our power so that we can use it in all sectors of our community, and right now, specifically with African American people, we have some very serious issues that we as a people have to move together on.
“I’m hoping that we can find ways to step together in this, instead of finding ways to fight each other,” she concluded. “I got love for everybody.”