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10 Actors Who Openly Called Out Hollywood’s Racism

Janet Hubert

Janet Hubert

Actress Janet Hubert, the original Aunt Viv of the television series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” held no punches when she talked to theGriot about how Black women are portrayed on TV. In a Jan. 29 interview with the media outlet she said:

“I see every network’s got some big, fat, sort-of slightly chunky Black girl. We’ve got Wendy [Williams] out there who’s wearing giant ta-tas…and we’ve got Sheryl Underwood who’s sitting on the toilet on the set. We’ve got buffoons, we’ve got coons, we’ve got jigaboos, we’ve got the new mammy. And I’m disgusted. I think the viewers are disgusted, too. I think we definitely need some representation of who we are. There’s no one who represents me that I see — and it’s disheartening.”

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