Last month Janet Hubert, or better known as Aunt Viv from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air, uploaded a video responding to Jada Pinkett Smith’s Oscar Boycott. Hubert called out Smith insinuating that she was only upset her husband didn’t get a nomination, and that they were boycotting the same industry they make money off of.
Hubert went on The Real yesterday and spoke out about the feud between her and the Smith’s. For Hubert, this current feud with the Smith’s goes back to when she was working with Will on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Hubert says Will got her fired from the show, and he made up stories about her walking off set. Hubert stated, “Janet Hubert was never difficult on that set. Janet Hubert was so professional it wasn’t even funny. I think that Will simply needed to win.”
Hubert also says that she has previously spoken with Will and asked him to clear her name. She says she kept the truth quiet for years, in fear that speaking out would ruin her dignity. “But I realized that that redemption was not gonna come unless I did it myself,” Hubert stated.
Hubert and Smith can agree on one thing, there is a diversity issue in Hollywood. “There’s been a diversity issue, years and years and years ago,” Hubert said. “This didn’t just start this year. This started way back when the Oscars first came up. It wasn’t created for us, by us,” said Hubert.
Last month, Jada Pinkett Smith responded to Hubert’s video stating her reasoning for the boycott goes much deeper than Will not getting a nomination.
It doesn’t seem that their feud will end anytime soon. You can read more on the story here, and watch what Hubert had to say below.