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Janet Hubert’s Read of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Oscar Boycott Rant is Lit

Y’all know how I feel about Aunt Viv 1.0 from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, played by Janet Hubert. She was the best. In fact, we don’t recognize Aunt Viv 2.0 around these parts. We sure in the hell do not.

The Academy behind the Oscars are catching all the flack again this year because they’re whiter than a mountainpeak in Utah for the umpteenth year in a row. The members of the Academy are mostly old, white and clearly out of touch. There are so few Black nominees that I don’t even think they could make up half a table at the ceremony.


In spite of the fact that the President of the Academy is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, a Black woman. And the host of this year’s show is Chris Rock. #OscarsSoWhite

There were two critically-acclaimed and monetarily successful films this year, written directed and starring Black men: Straight Outta Compton and Creed. Only one person got nominated from each movie and those people happened to be white. It’s hella impressive how boldly obtuse that is. Beasts of No Nation was another incredible film, and Idris Elba’s performance in it was incredible. Also got no love.

ENNEHWEIGHS, Will Smith came out with a movie called Concussion, based on a true story of a Nigerian doctor who exposed the dangers of football and the NFL. Will played him and used a terrible Naija accent that made us all wince.

Jada Pinkett Smith took to Facebook to denounce this continued ignoring of Black talent in film, and asked for Black actors to boycott the Oscars this year. Aight, DEN.

WELL, Aunty Janet decided to CAPS CAPS CAPS Jada and Will, calling bullshit on the video. I got tagged to it about 50-11 times because it was a READ. Watch HERE:

To the Smiths!

Posted by Janet Hubert on Monday, January 18, 2016

Janet left ALL her chill in 2015. ALL chill left behind.

She started this video telling us she is 60, it is MLK Day and she doesn’t give a “kitty.” She is so deficient of fucks. Her dearth of fucks is impressive. This is why I love old people. They do not care about feelings.

Like, she was stewing and ready. I don’t even much mind that Janet is still harboring resentment over her being kicked off the Fresh Prince 20 years ago. Twenty WHOLE years. We gon let her live. Because she dropped some gems and good points here. She ain’t tell many lies.

First, she called Jada “Miss Thang” and “Girlfriend.” These are the words you use for the girl who shoulder bumps you in the club but keeps walking even though she knows she owes you a “sorry.” So you refer to her as Miss Thang to get her attention and let you know she ain’t the right type of bitch. Her petty is one I can get behind.

Petty Crocker

Janet called them to the damb carpet so proper. Let’s talk about each point she makes, and see if we can detect some lies.

1. “There is a lot of shit going on in the world that you all don’t seem to recognize. People are dying, our boys are being shot left and right in the streets. People are trying to pay bills and you talking about some mufucking actors.”

True or False? True. Well, partly.

There is indeed suffering and mayhem outchea and Jada IS addressing the topic of actors. We can walk and chew gum at the same time. The Smiths are not known to be vocal about troubling issues regarding race so why is this what Jada is pressed about? IDK.

BUT it turns out that Jada is a huge advocate against child trafficking so she does have a cause. This one just seems to be what she’s pressed about right now.

b. “I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living and made millions and millions of dollars from the very people they’re talking about boycotting just because you didn’t get a nomination. Just because you didn’t win, that is not the way life works, baby.”

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True or False? TRUE. No lies here.

She is right. You can’t just be quiet when it doesn’t affect you and then speak up when it does expecting folks to put themselves on the line for you. It surely ain’t how any of this works. I mean, the Oscars have been really white for a while. Why is this the year that they now care about boycotting?

She then slid her Fresh Prince issues in here and ended w and I was like “aw bless you, Janet. You still big mad about that.” We gon pray for her that she lets go of some of the hurt. I want her to move past it.

iii. “There are those out there who really deserved a not and Idris Elba was one of them. Lord have mercy. “Beasts of No Nation” was incredible. You are not… maybe you didn’t deserve an Oscar. I didn’t think you deserved a Golden Globe nomination with that accent.”

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True or False? TRUE. Lies unheard.

Seriously. The accent was TURRBLE. Basically she’s saying that Will is just butthurt because he ain’t get nominated for his janky ass Nigerian accent. Listen. I GUFFAWED. WHY YOU HAVE YOU GET SO PETTY SO QUICK? She didn’t even let us warm up. She went for the jugular. Because you know Will thought he nailed that accent.

4d. “You ain’t Barack and Michelle Obama and y’all need to get over yourselves.”

True or False? TRUE. ZERO LIES.

Will and Jada surely do not reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; Washington, DC 20500. Their kids are not Malia and Natasha (you know that’s Sasha’s real name). Will might have big ears too and be growing gray but he ain’t got the password to the red button of world destruction.

e. “You have a huge production company where you only produce your friends, your family and yourselves. So you ARE a part of Hollywood. You are a part of a system that is unfair.”

True or False? TRUE. Un-False!

WELP. WELPITY WELP WELP. Will is officially in a position of power, and part of the problem with the Academy and Oscars is that there aren’t enough film projects being released featuring people of color. His production company could be doing more to support struggling artists. When you get successful enough and get privileged enough, you have more power. Use that.

Janet Hubert Jada Rant 2

GO ON’ HEAD, AUNTY JANET. Tell these people. Then she mentioned that some of us have bills (twice), because she is the Spirit of Responsibility and she cares.

Whew. I have watched the video 5 times and I cackled each time because the level of no fucks given is something I am enjoying. Janet called out a bunch of bullshit and I wonder if Jada will respond, or if she will be too unbothered.

Did y’all watch the video? Drop thoughts.

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  1. Robin
    January 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm — Reply

    Jada has been very vocal about human trafficking and testified before Congress about it. She has definitely been vocal about other issues before this. I don’t think this was just about her husband. But honestly, I don’t really care about the Oscars, however I do feel embarrassed for Janet here.

    • Liz
      January 18, 2016 at 9:26 pm — Reply

      I agree on all points.

      • Keya
        January 18, 2016 at 11:08 pm — Reply

        I agree! Lol this was cringeworthy bitterness at its best.lol *forehead slap* Why can’t we just come together? Why must our people harp on subtext and loops just to be contrary. This is why the general belief about black woman is that we can’t “get along”. Smh. Even if Jada was addressing only ‘actors’ That’s why we have gifts and talents ! To use whatever platform that gift afforded us to promote righteousness. So aunt Viv, thank you but nobody asked you.

    • DK
      January 18, 2016 at 9:26 pm — Reply

      Oh wait, yep This is definitely true. Jada has been vocal about several other issues before. Thanks for the reminder.

        January 19, 2016 at 12:20 am — Reply

        Michael Smart I seriously do not support your cause, the African American community has way more serious issues on hand. the police or killing young black man, women, and child daily like our lives mean nothing, not to mention black on black murders as well, I think you should use your influence to maybe stop a black man from murdering another or to change the law so went police killed an innocent black man he will be held accountable. the KKK trade they white hat for a police bridge, stop racial profiling when we get pull over by the police just by eyes contact or because we are black let us worry about a ticket not our lives like white do, I accepted that working in a white community you have to work 3 times as hard to be recognized look at, and I also accept I go to work to get paid, an award do not validate me. Mrs, Smith you are an icon in the black community and we respect you but I believed you should use your influence to save lives even one life save is a blessing

    • Nina Simone
      January 18, 2016 at 9:32 pm — Reply

      But she hasn’t been vocal about racism and racial disparity in Hollywood and the oscars (which is nothing new). It was the same last year and nothing from her. It does seem suspicious she picked this year to be vocal. Given her husband was “snubbed” for his lackluster performance in concussion.

      • MARIAN
        January 20, 2016 at 2:58 am — Reply

        I agr with you Nina! Now she wants to vocalize on behalf of her riches and recognition. We are in a civil rights war and that is all she is saying?

    • consuelo reedy
      January 19, 2016 at 3:31 pm — Reply

      i am not…she has the god given right to speak the truth jada did and no one is calling her bitter. just because she was soft spoken doesn’t make a difference. plus jada said to pull their resources together and help. lets what and see them help upcoming black, white, latino, asains etc come up.

    • Justice
      January 20, 2016 at 9:54 pm — Reply

      I am out of word’s here 🙂

    • Christian Beckman
      January 24, 2016 at 6:26 am — Reply

      Here’s another little insight from Peggy Hubbard about the issue:


  2. Courtney H
    January 18, 2016 at 9:14 pm — Reply

    I agree, and I felt the same way about Nicki Minaj and the MTV awards frankly.

  3. Tee Denise
    January 18, 2016 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    Jada has used her platform to educate the world on Human Trafficking and saving our girls AND boys that are under attack. To act as if this her first time speaking out for a cause is not only untrue, it’s filled with resentment and bitterness. Maybe if Auntie Janet let go, and let God, her career could be flourishing and she wouldn’t need to do this habitual “diss tracks” against the SAME PEOPLE every 6 mos (or when we forget she exists). I’m all for a good read, when warranted. Ain’t Viv, Ms. Girl, that bitterness doesn’t wear well, yet you are cloaked in it like a good Chanel suit……

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  5. DK
    January 18, 2016 at 9:25 pm — Reply

    No lies undetected at all either. The ether was just too much I got a bad case heartburn just watching it. SHEESH.

    I collapsed at the mention of this last few “flops”. You just KNOW she has been waiting for a good damn TWENTY years to drop that line. She was READY.

  6. Elle
    January 18, 2016 at 9:26 pm — Reply

    Jada has conflated sex work w Sex trafficking and spoken over survivors. Why do we need an actress to testify about human trafficking. (After making money off the glorification of the sex industry in magic mike …)She should talk about the labor rights violations in her own industry.

  7. Nina Simone
    January 18, 2016 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    Unrelated to Janet’s video: it continues to surprise me that any African thought beasts of no nation was a great movie. What was so great about it? a film set in “Africa” but no specific country. Poor character development (even for the protagonist of the movie). Poor script. Don’t even get me stArted on the dialogue. The only good things about the movie were the cinematography and the kids acting. I love idris but his performance in the movie was Ok not earth shattering. The only breakout performance in the movie was The kid protagonist. Aren’t we tired of seeing movies about “Africa” especially those made by the west depicting only hunger, poverty, war, and disease?

    • Madamsophia
      January 18, 2016 at 11:57 pm — Reply

      But has Africa changed much? We still have wars, poverty, child soldiers’ ebola etc. worst we now have terrorists running around like it is play dates. I understand what you are saying but these stories like Beast of no nation still need to be told.

      • Bee
        January 19, 2016 at 2:49 am — Reply

        Have you ever been to Africa? The continent with FIFTY FOUR countries? Many of these countries have never had child soldiers or Ebola etc. These stories need to be told but they need to be country specific to educate many of you who think Africa is a country. They can also tell stories of the 22 Nobel laureates from Africa, that 1 in every 3 Africans is middle class, fastest growing economy and other positive stories.

        • Madamsophia
          January 19, 2016 at 10:20 am — Reply

          Yes I was born and raised in Nigeria. I want “cute” stories of Africa to be told, I also want stories about poverty etc told. We cannot wishwash our problems. Which part of the continent is whole? Have you read/seen what is going on in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi etc? I want our stories told both good and bad to create awareness. Maybe my initial post did not make it clear…

      • Nina Simone
        January 19, 2016 at 7:13 am — Reply

        Sis, Many countries in Africa have changed a lot and are rapidly changing and evolving. Some countries at different rates than others. Like every country or continent on earth we have our issues. War is not unique to Africa (don’t need to explain this any further). Same as poverty. These are problems even present in western countries. Just like diseases outbreaks. A global problem. Ebola has been done for a minute now. As far as child soldiers, many countries in Africa don’t have that problem. This is definitely not a problem unique to our continent. No one is saying these stories should not be told. We are just tired of them being THE ONLY stories told. And told poorly for that matter.

    • Neo
      January 19, 2016 at 2:03 am — Reply

      You get a big squishy hug for this! The plot of that movie was just sooo bad. Seemed like it went on and on and then just stopped. You want to tell a story we’ve heard a thousand times you gotta come at it a different type of way. I don’t think it was Oscar worthy.

    • fbab
      January 19, 2016 at 5:35 am — Reply

      beasts of no nation parallels the actual book (2005) whose setting is unspecified as well.

      • Nina Simone
        January 19, 2016 at 7:02 am — Reply

        A poor adaptation of a poor book still equals poor movie. Imitating something mediocre doesn’t excuse mediocrity.

        • Kierah
          January 19, 2016 at 9:34 am — Reply

          Did you read the book?

          • Nina simone
            January 19, 2016 at 5:53 pm


        • fbabs
          January 19, 2016 at 11:38 am — Reply

          & furthermore…the title explains/gives reason to why there is no setting! “Beasts of no nation”….the problems highlighted in the film/book, although it reflects an all too recent reality (kony 2012), is endemic to many nations within the continent. So I’m guessing the author really wanted to impress a suspension of reality (having a specific setting) to further emphasize how these beasts (idris elba’s chracter et al) belong to no nation in Africa. Their jurisdiction knows no man-made boundaries. This is something deeper, and simply tacking it as “poor” doesn’t speak of anything but a limited purveyance. I really encourage you to revisit these two mediums of incredible art.

          • Nina simone
            January 19, 2016 at 6:01 pm

            Setting a story in a specific location does not preclude the themes from being universal. Or applicable to other settings. Most movies do this. Just cos a movie about love and loss is set in India doesn’t diminish the universal applicability of love and loss.
            Excluding a specific location just allows the author to be lazy. Because they can include anything, say anything, and leave out a lot of detail (which is the hardest part of any film, book). Accents don’t have to match, neither do set locations, cultural references e.t.c they can skip character development and just generalize. There were so many obvious issues with this movie too long to narrate and explain in a comment.

      January 21, 2016 at 8:48 pm — Reply

      “Aren’t we tired of seeing movies about Africa especially those made by the west depicting only hynger, poverty, war, and disease?” Good grief, Nina. Have you heard of the Congo or Sudan? No words can express the idiocy of your comments.

  8. Nwasha
    January 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm — Reply

    This is stupid and petty… smh… are you still salty about a raise you didn’t get 20 something years ago? It might be time to let that shit go… Maybe Will Smith would have made a different decision at this age than he did 20 some odd years ago. The Smith’s have a charity and speak on many issues

  9. T
    January 18, 2016 at 9:31 pm — Reply

    When I saw Jada’s video, it annoyed me! She was so……pretentious? Lol I did not understand why she was speaking that way. What happened to Lena James? Lol I agree with Janet Hubert and I don’t think she is still mad about the show…..well maybe just a little, but she brought up that he did not care about them wanting more money because he was the star…..smh shame on him.

  10. Kristina
    January 18, 2016 at 9:32 pm — Reply

    I agree with the point Jada makes (and many others for that matter) that there’s a distinct lack of melanin on the academy nominations this year. And perhaps Mrs. Smith isn’t the best advocate for that issue when bigger ones indeed exist. But fixing some doesn’t necessarily mean excluding others does it?

    I know I’m just a Pollyanna-view, try to find the good in everything white girl but the lack of nominations was the first thing I actually yelled about that morning, and at the same time I’m yelling for murder and attempted murder charges against the assholes in Michigan for the situation with water in Flint.

  11. Tiffgirl
    January 18, 2016 at 9:36 pm — Reply

    I agree with everything Ms Janet said. And unlike a previous commenter I don’t feel embarrassed for her. She is old school and Will Smith and Jada are sell outs who got underpaid. I saw Will Smith on a Hollywood Reporter roundtable and he looked sad compared to some of the actual actors that were at the table. Jada looked foolish today

    • Tee Rex
      January 18, 2016 at 10:54 pm — Reply

      THIS. Will Smith in that Hollywood Reporter roundtable was sad. He was so far up his own ass about his “craft” that he forgot to enjoy most of the lighter side of the discussion. I loved how Sam Jackson kept picking and poking at him because he wasn’t here for it.

      • Tiffgirl
        January 19, 2016 at 10:12 am — Reply

        Yes. Sam Jackson was hilarious. “You should do a play.” Will Smith is to me a Cosby like figure who will be brought down by his own hubris. The Hollywood Reporter roundtable was the first chink in his armor. He and Jada need to stop. I couldn’t with Jada’s accent. Anyway, bye to all that. I may or may not watch the Oscars but it will not be because of Jada’s rant. I was telling someone that the black actors or actors of color should get together and form an academy and do their own award show. Oprah might help them.

      January 19, 2016 at 12:25 am — Reply

      Michael Smart I seriously do not support your cause, the African American community has way more serious issues on hand. the police or killing young black man, women, and child daily like our lives mean nothing, not to mention black on black murders as well, I think you should use your influence to maybe stop a black man from murdering another or to change the law so went police killed an innocent black man he will be held accountable. the KKK trade they white hat for a police bridge, stop racial profiling when we get pull over by the police just by eyes contact or because we are black let us worry about a ticket not our lives like white do, I accepted that working in a white community you have to work 3 times as hard to be recognized, or look at, and I also accept I go to work to get paid, an award do not validate me. Mrs, Smith you are an icon in the black community and we respect you but I believed you should use your influence to save lives even one life save is a blessing

  12. January 18, 2016 at 9:59 pm — Reply

    Janet spoke all the truths. But what I wanna know – which one of those cabinets in the back held her liquor and drinking glasses?

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  13. Luxurylatte
    January 18, 2016 at 10:01 pm — Reply

    Ok yes, Jada has spoke out in human trafficking. That is true. To an extent.

    But….. y’all know that’s just some Hollywood PR tango dance right?

    Aunt Liv was right to call her out on her bs. The ONLY reason Jada gives a quarter of a fraction of a *uck is simply because Will wasn’t nominated. Dassit. Jada mad because they hung out with the right Scientology people, kissed all the behinds, drank all the whole milk and still at the end of the day weren’t invited to the Debutante Ball. They have a production company that could have made a world of difference for many black actresses/actors in Hollywood, but they only use it to promote themselves and their…. eccentric children. Black Hollywood knows that if either Will it Jada don’t like you for any reason on their set they will kill your career. Janet isn’t the only black actor that’s been blacklisted thanks to those two.

    So even though Jada may have recited some valid points, her perspective is vapid and self serving and thereby irrelevant.

    • TeeBeeTee
      January 18, 2016 at 11:14 pm — Reply

      This right here. And while I like them (to an extent, like I’m not anti-Will and Jada) but you pretty much called it like it is here.

    • Madamsophia
      January 18, 2016 at 11:59 pm — Reply

      thank you

    • JaMelle
      January 19, 2016 at 4:17 am — Reply


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    • May
      January 26, 2016 at 9:17 pm — Reply

      Jada and Will Smith go out of their way not to be perceived as being culturally Black or showing any interest in Black folks, but have no problem exploiting that melanin for attention. They do nothing for the Black community, why support them now? Please.

      Oh, and I got a good chuckle over the Aunt Viv’s hidden liquor comment. Ha!

  14. Petty Hearst
    January 18, 2016 at 10:03 pm — Reply

    Final Score: Fucks Given: 0
    Kitties Given: 0
    Pettiness: 100

    • Um...ya, allrighty now
      January 19, 2016 at 7:05 am — Reply

      Love your username… hahahahaha…

  15. jinks
    January 18, 2016 at 10:04 pm — Reply

    that was some read… Old people tend to go for the jugular because they have to watch wheel of fortune at 7pm.

    Yes, Jada has spoken up on issues (human trafficking) and other issues involving girls & boys and behind the scenes they contribute to other causes that aren’t publicized about (I have no problem with people who handle business behind closed doors vs pretend photo ops for 15 minutes)

    Asking someone to boycott usually means the person asking doesn’t have as much to lose as the people holding the picket signs. How many of us are willing to cut off our internet/cable/ Netflix to support black actors. Not too many. how many of us are willing to boycott tv shows and movies? not too many. should we? that’s up to an individual to put your money where your politics are.
    Aunt Viv makes some good points, (even if its from the past) The white “FRIENDS” actors joined forces and guess what, they ALL got great deals and their great-grandchildren will be living off their friends residuals. I don’t think that happened to the Fresh Prince casts. Now if Jada, Will & Spike, Tyler Perry & The guy from Empire wanna combine forces, make their own studio (they can use Tyler for tips) and make movies for and about black people, make deals with theaters to show them and see how much $$ they make. Heck they can ask Magic Johnson to give them an exclusive deal for first showing in theaters. Can it be done? Absolutely. Look at Bollywood, Nollywood?? any questions?

    When someone tells you they don’t want you in their house, don’t stay, build your own damn house and make it bigger than theirs.

    • Starr Williams
      January 18, 2016 at 11:03 pm — Reply

      Well said!

    • NaturallySonja
      January 19, 2016 at 9:29 am — Reply

      Thank you

    • Carolyn CP
      January 19, 2016 at 3:59 pm — Reply

      This best analysis yet!! A solution!! Thx!

    • January 21, 2016 at 6:03 pm — Reply

      This really is the best comment left. Everyone is dancing around the fact that Jada didn’t give a solution for the problem in Hollywood, only looked to cause another problem. Janet called her out on her motive behind the boycott because she was not here for it. I don’t think it would have been an issue if Will didn’t get snubbed. What have the Smiths done to help people like them?

  16. January 18, 2016 at 10:06 pm — Reply

    I can’t stop chuckling! She read them so quickly and I can’t be mad she’s still holding a grudge after all these years though it’s sad. I won’t be watching the Oscars because they’re boring.

  17. celestioh
    January 18, 2016 at 10:10 pm — Reply

    I’m torn here. Seems kinda pretty on Ms. Janet aka my favorite Vivian’s part. However I agree that will smith did NOT deserve an Oscar for concussion. I also don’t think Spike Lee deserved a nomination either at her cab have a seat also…

    Idris Elba and Ryan Coogler however were snubbed!

    • celestioh
      January 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm — Reply

      *so he can have a seat also

  18. January 18, 2016 at 10:37 pm — Reply

    Black celebs who only boycott shit like the Oscars are not to be taken seriously. When they get arrested for protesting all of these shootings that are killing black people, when they take their money and build up black communities, and when they create viable employment for black people, then I might listen to their first world problem complaints. Janet Hubert was right, and she has every right to share what she alleges Will Smith did to her. If it wasn’t true, she would have been sued and damn near arrested by now. Y’all watch and learn: I’ll bet Ms. Janet has some good HOT tea to spill about Will and Jada and she’s just bidding her time.

  19. isonprize
    January 18, 2016 at 10:40 pm — Reply

    You know what? I LOVE me some Aunt Viv, but I’m actually kinda embarrassed for both of them. So, while I do think that Janet made some good points, she comes off as ridiculously petty and small-minded. It was more sad than funny to me. Petty Crocker, indeed. Not a good look on her, not at all.

    But Jada didn’t score any points with me either, though. I think she’s full of isht on this Oscar boycott issue. She and Will are wealthy owners of a production company that could certainly produce pieces that supported a broad range of talent. At the end of the day, she is essentially asking people to bite the hand that feeds them in an industry that is already notorious for not feeding them enough (and, yet, they still choose to participate…) So, unless and until she is a part of the solution, she will be a part of the problem.

  20. Luxurylatte
    January 18, 2016 at 10:53 pm — Reply

    Also, and this is a real question… What’s the point of a black boycott against the Oscars when they have made it quite clear they don’t want us there anyway? Sure, the Academy has a black female president, but as we see she seems to have limited power there. Chris is hosting, but conservative whites like Chris. He’s that black guy that white people like to say “don’t act like those other blacks.”

    The only way a boycott would work is if the prominent whites skipped the ceremony. The ones nominated for best actor/actress. Directors. Producers. But we know that’s not gonna happen. 🙇🏾

    • O Butter
      January 19, 2016 at 7:31 am — Reply

      We boycott things because we recognize OURSELVES to be powerful, even when others don’t. I boycott Walmart. While that singlehandedly has not brought their business down to their knees; it means that I AM supporting something else, being an example, finding others who do the same, and more. My presence matters to me, and that is a lot.

    • Tiffgirl
      January 19, 2016 at 10:17 am — Reply

      I disagree. White people don’t love themselves. They love pretending that they love themselves. If they truly loved themselves we would still be living in the era of the Dick Cavett show. No they love people of color and if we actually did band together and the only one at the Oscars was Cheryl it would work.

      The only thing wrong with this boycott idea is the messenger. Jada and Will need to have several seats.

  21. Kierah
    January 18, 2016 at 11:05 pm — Reply

    So her petty is so petty she can only see petty in others.
    Chile, Jada was talking to Black actors that were invited to the Oscars. Not JHW who is stuck on some BS from a quarter century ago.
    Jada had a lane of her own to speak because she was invited to participate.
    Now Auntie Viv had some points but the log in her own eye has its own aisle at Target.Glad to see Janet used her MLK Day of Service well.

    • GoldenMe
      January 19, 2016 at 4:22 am — Reply

      This right here.

  22. Bilygal
    January 18, 2016 at 11:07 pm — Reply

    The key element where Aunt Viv’s argument loses is that Jada never asked anyone to do anything but consider what she said. She said she was gonna boycott and never asked anyone else to do the same. She even wished Chris Rock well.

    I’ve also never understood the logic that if you don’t openly talk about every single issue in Blackdom then you can’t talk about anything.

    She seems bitter and sad. Why bring up e issues with Will when he was a young Blactor and new to acting world. He was just 20 years old. I’m sure Will, in his first real role as the FP did not blackmail her- that raggedy attitude did.

    • pamela
      January 19, 2016 at 2:20 am — Reply

      Thank you. And even if Will and Jada never said one word about race all their lives(which is untrue) who decides its too late for them to start? The woman needs healing. Don’t join the boycott. No be by force!

    • Londa
      January 19, 2016 at 1:22 pm — Reply

      I’m going to agree with this. Co-signed.

  23. Angel
    January 18, 2016 at 11:07 pm — Reply

    All of this!!!! I’ve been looking at folks applaud Jada all day and was wondering if they’ll even miss her at the Oscars. What she did is the equivalent of making an announcement that you’re deleting folks off Facebook. No one cares or notices until much later when they appear in your “People you may know”

  24. DC
    January 18, 2016 at 11:10 pm — Reply

    More like Janet Hubris. Bitter is not a good look on her. It’s like she’s been waiting 27 years to respond to the Smiths, and used Jada’s statement as a guise to release some recycled, expired pettiness into the atmosphere. EPA gon’ be at her door, cause the petty/bitter mix was toxic. And who allowed her to use that dated crayon filter on the Mac? Take the key to the wine cabinet away from Ms. Janet.

  25. Notjus4ne1
    January 18, 2016 at 11:14 pm — Reply

    Is it just me but does the read remind anyone else of Whitney Houston?

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      January 19, 2016 at 8:08 am — Reply


  26. Milaxx
    January 18, 2016 at 11:20 pm — Reply

    She speaks the truth but her butthurt makes it hard to agree. Jada also speaks the truth but her timing is at best suspect because it’s clearly due to Will’s lack of a nom.

    Either way I ain’t watching the Oscars.

  27. Lynn
    January 18, 2016 at 11:23 pm — Reply

    I think Ms. Janet was petty and still harboring old hurts. In my eyes it made her look foolish to come for Ms. Pinkett-Smith like that, and I never like to see our women acting like fighting alley cats. Ms. Hubert is a bully on the playground starting an unnecessary fight. Even if Ms. Pinkett-Smith’s boyott was/is in response to her husband not being nominated she is RIGHT! There is a serious problem with the Oscar’s leaving our people out and that is the issue. Who cares if Ms. Pinkett-Smith said it or any other actor/actress of color said it? It doesn’t make her discontent any less valid. Facts are facts. Even the Academy released a statement this evening acknowledging there is a problem here.

    Ms. Hubert has not worked in years that I can see. I believe she is a wonderful actress and I am sure she has tried to stay on the screen. Ms. Pinkett-Smith is speaking about ALL people of color that are not represented in Hollywood….INCLUDING Ms. Hubert.

    I believe there was a better way to express her opinion without showing her lingering bitterness. It wasn’t classy and I lost respect for her today. Bad form Ms. Hubert, you came off like a bitter mean girl and not the classy woman I always thought you to be. Take a seat ma’am, you are wrong for this.

  28. Leona
    January 18, 2016 at 11:27 pm — Reply

    Janet needs to go find her sleep number and take a nap. In that video she basically said Black Hollywood needs to be quiet and take what it’s given so they can continue to work. I believe her statement to potential boycotting was “you know damn well you don’t do that”. What kind of nonsense is that? Then to address Jada as if she is speaking for “her man” and has no standing of her own is some extra bs. THEN to throw out “it ain’t that deep” knowing damn well if it were her work it would be that deep. Why you think she still mad that 22 year old Will Smith (a Black actor in White as hell Hollywood) with his first hit on his hands didn’t want to mess up his money over HER contract? Bitter Betty. Petty Petunia. Fulla Sht Florence. Love Aunt Viv but just because I was entertained by her messy doesn’t mean I didn’t hear the foolishness and self serving nonsense in her statements.

    • Lynn
      January 18, 2016 at 11:45 pm — Reply


  29. Madamsophia
    January 19, 2016 at 12:10 am — Reply

    William Smith said that racism is rare in hollywood so I am going to take his word for it and ask his lovely wife to zip it. This is the problem with the new blacks aka house negroes. They all want to claim brand new but once their Masters knock them down a peg they rally the field negroes to fight for them. I am with Aunt Viv in all her pettiness too.

    • Tiffgirl
      January 19, 2016 at 10:19 am — Reply

      Love this. Call me petty but if I felt like someone put their foot in the neck of my livelihood I might be petty too.

  30. K Norton
    January 19, 2016 at 12:19 am — Reply

    I was thinking the exact same thing! She reminds me so much of Whitney Houston here! In any case I still love Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv 1.0) and agree with her. At the end of the day; some of her points may be missed because she’s the one pointing them out but that doesnt make them any less valid! ijs

  31. Husnamonique
    January 19, 2016 at 12:43 am — Reply

    Unable to can…. I can’t! When you ain’t got nuffin nice to say… digress! I’m confused, does she need a loan? #GoFundAuntViv

  32. Nadlin
    January 19, 2016 at 1:04 am — Reply

    Petty band wagon………..ok aunt Viv you are not Barack and Michelle Obama. Jada,s pretentious ass, Aint no body got time for that get you son and daughter..

    Its passed 10:00 do you know where your kids are?????? Will and Jada

  33. pamela
    January 19, 2016 at 2:12 am — Reply

    Dr. Omalu actually has a very weird accent. The kind you get from years of contorting your Naija(from whatever region)accent to be understood in a foreign land. When I heard him speak I understood Will’s.

    • Nina simone
      January 19, 2016 at 7:22 am — Reply

      I just listened to omalu on multiple you tube videos. He still has a very clear Nigerian accent and I saw concussion- will smith doesn’t even come close. Not even millions of miles close.

    • T
      January 19, 2016 at 11:17 am — Reply

      Ummm….not weird.
      Will’s attempt in the movie was horrible. He should demand every single one of his coins back from whatever bootleg dialect coach signed off on it.

  34. BallSoHard
    January 19, 2016 at 2:36 am — Reply

    If the Oscars weren’t that big of an issue then why are people complaining about the lack of color nominees? She spoke on something that a lot of people were complaining about. I do agree that we have bigger issues than acting.

    Maybe I’ve been living under a rock but I haven’t really heard Tyler Perry discussing police killing/raping us yet he has been employing people of color. Not everyone is Spike Lee.

  35. Buzz
    January 19, 2016 at 2:56 am — Reply

    Unlike many, I didn’t find this post funny, I found it to be quite sad. Here’s how you rant in the New Millennium.

    Janet Hubert:
    Divisive Ant Viv’!
    Closet Crack Cocaine Addict(?)
    Just as hands-off regarding important issues!
    Career is over!
    Disrespectful to Dr. MLK, Jr.
    Hungry and thirsty alley cat meowing too damn much for food and drink!
    A Sista’ (now!) with the Ms. Thang, Girlfriend B.S.
    In (much) need of some good anal sex followed by ATM action! Sorry for that, decent sistas.
    Silent about Spike Lee, wonder why?
    A complete Hater!
    Got her own 15 minutes and never looked back!
    Admittedly her cussing turned me on, so she gets some points there.

    Correct, create your own and stop beggin’!

    • Kierah
      January 19, 2016 at 8:55 am — Reply

      Exactly…she didn’t say a thing about Spike Lee who is also boycotting.
      JHW’s personal vendetta is eating her alive.
      I’d check her basement for a corkboard with pics of Will and Jada with hi focus lens eating breakfast on their patio or having collections of their toenails. The lady is obsessed.

  36. MsJeffreys
    January 19, 2016 at 8:15 am — Reply

    Jada’s right but Ms. Hubert’s more right, righter if you will. Jada and Will are absolutely who Janet Hubert says they are. They are disingenuous. *Everything* they do is to make themselves better…. than and one else. They were foolish and prideful enough to believe that money and an influence would somehow affect them being black in racist Hollywood. There have been many other years she could’ve made this statement. I should’ve know it was because Sir. Willard did a movie and got no love, that she must “take a stand.” Bloop. Grow up.

    Now Luvvie, can you please comment on why and when Jada’s upper lip stopped moving? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Does inner evil cause facial paralysis? Does she need botox because selling out causes black skin to crack? I’m just so confused.

    January 19, 2016 at 8:20 am — Reply

    While I could care less who attends the Oscars because I don’t think not attending will do a thing for the issue, I could apply Jada’s message of “begging for validation” to the issue and to other areas of life as well. Now I knew that it was going to come off wrong because of course you say it during a year when your husband got “snubbed” and of course there are bigging issues going on that we could be discussing but I only walked away with the overall message of people validation. But this Aunt Viv is well….ER’THANG ..and while it comes from a shady place its still hilarious *lol

  38. O Butter
    January 19, 2016 at 8:38 am — Reply

    While your fact checking was fun, it wasn’t right. Besides supporting other causes, they have made projects starring other people. Did anyone actually watch what Jada said? She literally did not call for a boycott unless that is your short hand way of saying, she proposed it is time to love and invest in ourselves. She said what she will not be doing while graciously encouraging the host. While I am from Philly and Bmore, I am not ride or die Smiths fans, but it is hard to argue with a statement we know to be true and necessary and from someone with the power to have some leadership and action in that area of her influence. We can do that and fight against systemic discrimination in other places and recycle. It is all possible. Now Aunt Viv (the only one I recognize cuz I BOYCOTTED the show after she left cuz I thought it was a conspiracy against dark skinned women) proposed nothing but hushing? I love her, but no.

    • Londa
      January 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm — Reply

      Yes ma’am. To this I agree as well. She never asked anyone to boycott. She specifically said the Academy has the right to acknowledge and invite whomever they choose. Invite in this case, I took to mean those who vote on the nominees for various categories. And, acknowledge, I took to mean the specific nominees.

      Jada wished everyone well. I believe she is above opting out just because her husband wasn’t nominated. One would hope, anyway. I think she looked at the Oscar issue as a whole and not myopically.

      Jada’s point is one that many have made for years…why beg someone to recognize how great you are?

      On the flip side of this, as I heard on a radio show this morning, the main reason the Oscar nomination and potential win is so important is about the money. If I could relate this to my field of information technology, it is the equivalent to folks getting certifications…it supposedly brings more money and credibility.

      I love Aunt Viv 1.0 (and I really like Aunt Viv 2.0, but she’s more of a cousin than an aunt in my eyes). I choose not to listen to her video. I’m sure she makes salient points. But, it does not negate the validity in Jada’s purpose. I just don’t like it when people start warring with others…that’s when we start diminishing our own power, to borrow from Jada.

  39. JD
    January 19, 2016 at 8:43 am — Reply

    Auntie V raised some interesting points there however, I am unsure if it came from a place of love, this seems like a conversation that should have been held at a Starblacks Coffee-shop, white ideas about the black community leech off of this type of vhemon. I am all for calling out the wrongs, but why wait until now, in the mist of a racial war. Poor timing, unloving, valid points.

  40. Serenity
    January 19, 2016 at 9:03 am — Reply

    Trying so hard not to call this rant a conspiracy….. BUT!!!!

    Janet Hubert hasn’t been relevant since she left the Fresh Prince. She’s prolly still butthurt Will kicked her to the curb. And she just sounds bitter. My question is who prompted her to make such a rant? The illuminati? HAARP? she had to have some foolish inspiration…..

  41. CD
    January 19, 2016 at 9:45 am — Reply

    At first I was with her, then she said something about Oscar Meyer hot dogs with relish. Then, I was waiting for the nurse at the home/ward to say, “It’s time to go to bed Ms. Hubert, enough talking to your ‘friends'”

    • May
      January 26, 2016 at 9:28 pm — Reply

      I’m howling!!! Lord have mercy.

  42. Astin Sullivan
    January 19, 2016 at 9:49 am — Reply

    I present to you, the flaws in Ms. Janet Hubert’s argument:

    The Smiths’ Involvement in ‪#‎BLM‬: http://atlantablackstar.com/…/will-smith-jada-pinkett-smit…/

    Could they have done more than march? Arguably. But what else is Jada doing for injustices all around the word?

    Sex Trafficking: http://dontsellbodies.org/

    Gun violence: http://wgntv.com/…/actress-jada-pinkett-smith-speaks-out-o…/

    So. Let’s discuss them “not caring” about a boycott. It’s not about a boycott, it’s about us recognizing US. Being that I watch BET Awards and Black Girls Rock! annually, I have already begun “Supporting my own” before action was prompted by Ms. Jada and friends.

    But just in case you don’t understand how badly POC were snubbed this year: http://variety.com/…/oscar-nominations-2016-diversity-whit…/

    Also, Mo’Nique: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/why-monique-said-it-was-nev…

    In addition, while i realize it is a jeopardization of career, change usually doesn’t happen without sacrifice, Ms. “I posted this on MLK Day” Hubert.

    But that’s my 2 cents. Carry on. Watch the video if you must. Happy Tuesday!

    • Astin Sullivan
      January 19, 2016 at 9:51 am — Reply

      Oh, and scratch the “watch the video part,” part. That was for my FB friends. Lol

      • JG
        January 19, 2016 at 6:27 pm — Reply

        Not to mention, Overbrook (Will & Jada’s company) has a long history of producing stuff by other people–not just “friends & family” like Blacktress Bitter & Unemployed Aunt Viv 1.0 says. What’s listed on their Wikipedia page is just a small part of what they do.

    • January 19, 2016 at 10:05 am — Reply

      You better come thru w/ research!

    • bfashion58
      January 19, 2016 at 4:08 pm — Reply

      Thank you for listing those truths! I swear our people are our own worst enemies. I’m so tired of Janet, I really need her to sit all the way down. Her post is so negative. I turned the video off after she addressed Jada as “Miss Thang”. Just so petty and disrespectful in so many ways. What the hell did Jada ever do to her besides marry Will? This bitterness has got to stop!!! If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything! Keep standing Jada. Now I’m just wondering what Janet stands for???
      I don’t watch the Oscars cause it has always been white-washed to me except when they throw us a bone or two every now and then and it’s boring, Lol. So I’m going to need Aunt Viv to take 27 bitter seats and sit the hell all the way down. In the words of Elsa from Frozen “LET IT GO”! Just let that petty, bitter pill go already!

    • Nina simone
      January 19, 2016 at 6:14 pm — Reply

      Maybe it’s just me but none of the links seem to work.

  43. January 19, 2016 at 10:02 am — Reply

    This is Not what we need I hear a bitter person. We have to to stand out to this and other wrongs of this world. Because if we don’t stand for something we will fall for anything .IJS

  44. January 19, 2016 at 10:44 am — Reply

    While I will agree that Jada is usually very outspoken about various injustices in the world, and while I will ALSO agree that Aunty Janet does sound like a bitter old lady….

    I’mma need Jada and Will to get back to me when they go back and erase themselves from things like The Matrix franchise and the Men in Black franchise. Oh, yeah, and those major Hollywood TV shows in the 90’s that basically made their whole careers. I just find it interesting that boycotts get all proposed and stuff once we’ve got enough money and fame that our career could take a potential hit, but when we were trying to build our careers, we happily went along with all of it. Bear in mind, I LOVE The Smiths. As actors and as human beings. But, nawl. Aunty Janet ain’t all the way right, but she ain’t all the way wrong, either. Janet’s boat may have holes in it, but so does Jada’s.

  45. Marcus Sun
    January 19, 2016 at 11:29 am — Reply

    The Smiths have a FILM PRODUCTION company.
    Im sorry but the films its produced of note are….?

  46. tracie
    January 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    She always seems a little cray cray to me! While I agree with some of her remarks like she said, it ain’t that deep. It seems to me that at some point the “establishment” began to tell themselves they have the Image Awards, BET Award, Black Girls Rock!. We will quietly make this the celebration of whiteness. I’m not sure I’m really offended after all integration was not as good for our community as history reflects it to be.

    This is also not a new development in Academy Award word in all the years there have only been 3 OR 4 Black men and 1 Black women to win Best Lead EVER!

  47. January 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    Well, If I’m going to question why the wife of one of the snubbed nominees is speaking for her husband, I guess I have to join you in wondering if Hubert is operating out of vindictiveness.

  48. January 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm — Reply

    All the Welps in Welpville!! Whew! Aunt Viv 1.0 went in elbows deep and her hip waders on! I am here for all of it, despite the fact it does raise many a question about how long she’s been waiting for an opportunity to go in on the Smiths. It does nothing for her image, but clearly when the dearth of fucks is as deep as hers. . .*shrug*

  49. howlingbanshee
    January 19, 2016 at 4:26 pm — Reply

    Right or wrong, there’s no tea like AunTea.

  50. me3
    January 19, 2016 at 6:38 pm — Reply

    First time Jada has ever spoken out about racial disparities in Hollywood and the Oscars in particular. And the Oscars have been snubbing folks since Jesus was a boy so… to deny that this has anything to do with Will not getting a nomination this year is silly.

    He expected to be nominated and they should both get over it.

    I like the Smiths but you can’t speak from a place of privilege only when the disparities affect you and yours.

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  52. notconvincedgranny
    January 19, 2016 at 7:25 pm — Reply

    Don’t be mad at the messenger; Ms. Hubert was right. They didn’t speak up when other black folk missed the nomination train, so don’t try to cover your personal disappointment by dragging other black people into it.

    Then again, ain’t that always the way – you have need some extra downtrodden in this epic saga and black folk get the role of “extras” with no credit at the end.

    Yeah, yeah, Jada and Will support a lot of causes, but who says he deserved a nomination? Because it was a serious subject? Because he’s black? Naw, Jada should have been mad because Idris Elba hasn’t even been knighted yet, much less anointed by the Academy. Sir Idris. Sounds real good to me. Big Will? Not so much.

  53. Roni
    January 19, 2016 at 10:26 pm — Reply

    So much to unpack here.

    1) They both had valid points… and were hella extra in their delivery in their own ways

    2) Janet kinda reminds me of Whitney Houston here. But not like “Greatest Love of All” Whitney…more like “Bobby’s the king of R&B” Whitney.

    3) Will did not deserve an Oscar. I cannot speak for other movie “snubs” but his performance was just OK. Maybe it’s time for “Bad Boys 3”

    4) Will & Jada sound super pretentious, extra, and privileged when they speak. It’s so annoying.

    Bonus: Nobody’s talking about the Smiths divorcing now.

    January 20, 2016 at 2:49 am — Reply

    Thank you for this post. In a time where all people should move toward positioning themselves to fight against black hate more than ever. It is vital that black actors (all genders included) be valued in a public forum. I loved Janet Hubert’s video and when I think of recognition, I am not surprised that black actors still are over looked, but I did not spill any tears for Will Smith! That was a tacky ploy to push her own agenda for her millionaire husband / lifestyle. He is well known by media America. However, black artists should have been recognized at this event where love should be displayed in lieu of much needed positive outlooks for the black community. I thought Bessie was a brilliant piece and loved Queen Latifah for her performance. (I might be a year late) Compton was another movie with younger, less known faces that certainly could have been noted. In any case, we all should monitor what movies we support when it is our money that allows for these events to take place. Let me here Janet express herself again…maybe she can host next year’s Oscars! I don’t watch them anyway, What value does it serve me to see them stroke each other?

  55. January 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm — Reply

    I like my Aunt Viv UnPetty. I would have given more value to her point of view if she was not holding a 20 year old grudge. #KeepitClassyAuntViv

  56. Shannyn
    January 20, 2016 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    Whoa Aunt Viv went in so hard!!!!! She sounded so Whitney on Oprah Crack is Wack. I don’t fault Jada for her video. I don’t necessarily approve of it either, but BLACK PEOPLE CAN STAND UP FOR MULTIPLE CAUSES AT ONE DAMN TIME. One Black used to be actress publicly dissing another shows ZERO solidarity. Jada’s stance on the Oscars/Hollywood/Will’s snub doesn’t diminish any other social justice cause sitting in the hot seat right now. Viv girl please move on, move forward, use a smudge stick, try feng shui, maybe acupuncture, yoga, fasting, prayer, meditation, write it down and burn it up, shred it, flush it down the toilet. Mama you have options help you to let it go.

  57. Dee
    January 22, 2016 at 7:51 am — Reply

    1) Janet made some good points but I can’t take her seriously when she’s bringing up petty points in the discussion such as “yall ain’t the Obamas.” Wait, what?
    2) People are saying that this isn’t a big deal, but to actors it is a big deal. Winning an Oscar is the pinnacle of their career. They want to be recognized for what they do.
    3) I don’t think Jada’s argument came from a “Yall keep ignoring Will Smith” place, because he’s been nominated before. It’s about the continual lack of strong roles for Black actors and therefore a lack of credible nominees.

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