On Monday (Jan. 18), former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, Janet Hubert, took to her personal Facebook account to criticize Jada Pinkett Smith's decision to boycott the 2016 Oscars. In a recent video released by Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday (Jan. 21), Pinkett Smith responded to her comments, stating "I got love for everybody."
Hubert, better known as the original Aunt Viv on the popular '90s sitcom, released a YouTube video bashing both Pinkett Smith and her husband Will Smith. Hubert kicked off the video by accusing the Concussion star of using his wife to speak for him.
She then questioned why Pinkett Smith would focus on what she implied to be trivial matters, when young people in the black community are dying and people around the world are starving. The bashing didn't stop there. The 60-year-old believes the only reason Pinkett Smith spoke out about the lack of diversity in Oscar nominees is due to her husband not receiving a nomination.
The 44-year-old actress refused to speak negatively of Hubert when asked if she'd seen her video. When speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Pinkett Smith revealed her fight for justice goes beyond the Oscars.
Will recently sat down with Good Morning America to open up about his decision to join his wife in the Oscar boycott. He agreed their stance is more about exploring diversity in the industry.
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"This whole Oscar controversy isn't really about the Oscars," Pinkett Smith told ET. "Really, in my plea to ask all communities and people of color to take back our power is so that we can use it in all sectors of our community, and right now, specifically with African-American people, we have some very serious issues that I think we as a people have to move together on."
Pinkett Smith hopes more people learn to come together and discuss the topic, instead of finding ways to criticize one another because of it.