Viral Aunt Viv of 'Fresh Prince' Fame Slams Jada Pinkett Smith's Oscars Boycott
Warning: Video contains profanity.
Actress Janet Hubert posted a video criticizing fellow actress Jada Pinkett Smith over her decision to boycott the Oscars due to lack of diversity among the nominees.
Hubert was responding to a video posted by the "Gotham" actress yesterday which called for people of color to disregard the Academy Awards. "Let’s let the Academy do them with all grace and love and let’s do us differently," Pinkett Smith said.
Hubert, who starred alongside Smith as Aunt Viv on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," said the star couple needs to get over themselves.
She said that she found it ironic that Pinkett Smith was speaking out -- after making millions upon millions of dollars in Hollywood -- the same year her husband was snubbed: "That's not the way life works, baby."
She continued: “There’s a lot of s--- 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."
She concluded: "You ain't Barack and Michelle Obama. And y'all need to get over yourselves. You have a huge production company that you only produce your friends and family and yourself. So you are a part of Hollywood, you are part of the system that is unfair to other actors. So get real."
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