Aunt Viv is PISSED, people.
The actress best known for playing the aunt to Will Smith’s character on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has recorded a video in which she calls out Smith’s real-life wife.
Jada Pinkett-Smith went viral this week after releasing a Facebook video in which she suggested African-Americans boycott the 2016 Academy Awards because no star of color was nominated in any major category.
In response to Pinkett-Smith’s criticism of the Academy, Hubert has released a four-minute video of her own.
"First of all, Miss Thing," she opens, prior to asking: “Does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?"
Oh, yes. Oh, SNAP!
"The second thing, girlfriend, there’s a lot of s–t going on in the world that you all don’t seem to recognize," Hubert continues.
"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."
(Editor’s Note: This is a huge pet peeve of ours. It is possible to hold simultaneous thoughts in one’s head. It is possible to let small issues bother you – and is perceived racism really that small? – while still having perspective on the world in general.)
At one point, Hubert references "karma” and how it can be a “bitch,” implying there’s major bad blood between her and the Smiths.
"I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living, made their living and made millions and millions of dollars from the very people you’re talking about boycotting just because you didn’t get a nomination, just because you didn’t win," Hubert says.
Earlier this week, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, released a statement on the lack of diversity among nominees, saying:
“I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion."
So Pinkett-Smith isn’t exactly alone.
Check out Hubert’s rant against her below: