Jada Pinkett Smith is back in action!
After actively announcing her boycott of the Oscars due to lack of diversity, former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert had a snide retort, calling Smith’s actions “suspect.”
“I find it ironic that somebody who has 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, who played Aunt Vivian on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, said. “That is not the way life works, baby.”
Now, Smith is calmly addressing her comments:
“Considering that Alabama had its highest recruitment for the KKK for Martin Luther King’s birthday, I hope that we as African-Americans can find a way to get along and step together,” Smith says. According to the New York Daily News, a Ku Klux Klan chapter distributed recruitment flyers to residents in Mobile, Alabama, over the MLK holiday weekend.
“This whole Oscar controversy isn’t really about the Oscars,” she adds. “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. I’m hoping we can find ways to step together in this instead of finding ways to fight each other. I got love for everybody.”
Woah. Who do YOU side with? Pinkett Smith or Hubert? Both have legit arguments, in my humble opinion, but I think every little bit of action for diversification is important.