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Fans Can’t Decide Between Janet Hubert and Jada Pinkett on Proposed Oscar Boycott

Janet-Hubert-Actress Janet Hubert took to her personal Facebook page to express her opinion about Jada Pinkett Smith’s proposed Oscars boycott. Hubert portrayed the original and fan favorite Aunt Vivian in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990-93.

Hubert had a rocky history with Will Smith after he failed to support a conjoined effort to renegotiate salaries/wages, she said.

In a video post, she believes a boycott is not feasible for actors who are not as wealthy as the Smiths. She points out that the Smiths are part of the Hollywood elite and that they benefit from the system as-is. Social media erupted in both positive support and negative condemnation, but Hubert has a point. The Oscars is all about money, exposure and the opportunity for greater work in Hollywood.

Twitter users showed that they still love the character that defined her career. While many Facebook commenters supported her bold stance on the matter:

Signa Siggy JordanBravo….those who are not apart of the industry don’t see the bigger picture…Reality after the camera stops rolling and no one gets work then to boycott something that really don’t define some don’t matter…Let’s boycott things that’s harming our people…etc Kudos Well spoken some don’t agree because they lack understanding….Onelove

Monique ThomasMama Janet Hubert, YOU are as real as it gets!! Thanks for making my head spin in a good way. I understood what Jada meant and she meant well. HOWEVER, because you KNOW them, it takes on a whole different meaning. Thank you for the clarity of the entire situation. And yes, Idris Elba got ROBBED this year. He is a BEAST in his acting.


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