Jada Pinkett Smith has responded to Janet Hubert’s video diss and did it like a pro.
Jada Pinkett Smith has responded to Janet Hubert’s video diss and did it like a pro. While strolling through an airport on Wednesday, January 20, the 'Gotham' star kept things civil when Entertainment Tonight asked her how she felt about the 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' alum’s fiery remarks slamming her and her husband, Will Smith, for boycotting the Oscars.
"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," the 44-year-old actress said.
"Here’s the deal: This whole Oscars controversy isn’t really about the Oscars. Really, it’s my plea to ask our community, people of color, to take back our power 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 we as a people have to move together on."
Pinkett Smith added that instead of combatting Hubert’s warring words with harsh words of her own, she just wants to rise together as a community. "I’m hoping that we can find ways to step together in this, instead of finding ways to fight each other. I got love for everybody," she concluded.
On Monday, January 18, Hubert, who played Smith’s Aunt Vivian on the show for three years in the early ‘90s, went on a rant about Pinkett's request for other black actors to take a similar stand against the Academy.