Does Aunt Viv have an axe to grind with The Fresh Prince?
Janet Hubert, who played Will Smith’s Aunt Viv on the popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has taken to YouTube to slam Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith for threatening to boycott the Oscars in a video posted to Facebook.
If you will remember, Janet Hubert was replaced by Daphne Maxwell Reid for the last three seasons of the show. Why and how she was
fired replaced has been fodder for gossip mags and blogs for years. Most recently in 2013 Huber had this to say about her exit from the show in 1993:
“[Smith] said ‘we’re just gonna replace her and act like nothing happened.'” “Well honey, that is not what happened, is it? The world has let me know that my place on that show was very, very, very loved … I felt demonized and beaten up and crucified for many many years, no one came forward in my defense.”
In Hubert’s video bashing of Jada and husband Will, she efers to Jada as “Miss Thing” and begins by asking : “Does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?” before launching into her thoughts on the controversy.
Back in 2011, Hubert was calling “Miss Thing’s” husband a few choice words, telling TMZ, “There will never be a reunion … as I will never do anything with an a—— like Will Smith. He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion thing will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology, which he doesn’t know the word.”
Sounds like the grinding of a very big axe to us.
More excerpts from Hubert’s YouTube video:
“I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living and has made millions and millions of dollars from the very people that you’re talking about boycotting just because you didn’t get a nomination, just because you didn’t win? That’s not the way life works, baby.”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.”
She ends the video by saying, “You know, some of us have got mortgages to pay, we got bills to pay, we have bigger shit to worry about than the Oscars.”
Yeah Jada stoking the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, might be sour grapes because Will has been nominated multiple times for an Oscar but never won, but clearly Janet Hubert has been munching on the same bunch of grapes for a different reason. #AuntVivSitDown