Aunt Viv is back — and she’s back with a vengeance.
Janet Hubert, the first actress to play Will Smith’s aunt in Fresh Prince of Bel Air, has posted a video responding to Jada Pinkett-Smith’s call for black actors and actress to boycott the 2016 Oscars.
Hubert jumps right and asks of Jada, “First of all, Miss Thing, does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?”
Hubert spends a little over four minutes giving her take on how Hollywood works, how it’s unfair to ask black artists to boycott their industry, and even how white TV shows work together.
And yes, she mentions Will Smith’s role in Concussion, which gave him a Golden Globe nomination, but no Oscar nod. “Just because the world don’t go the way you want it to go does not mean you can go out and you can start asking people to stand up and sing We Shall Overcome for you.”
Then it gets really uncomfortable.