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Will Smith Responds To Aunt Viv’s Slurs.. You Won’t Believe What He Said

A few weeks ago Former Fresh prince actress Janet Hubert also known as Aunt Viv came out and lashed at Will Smith and Jada Pickett after they commented on the lack of diversity at this year’s Oscars.

“The Smiths just irked me because they are such pretenders and everything is a photo op. It’s just self-contrived because her hubby didn’t get a nomination,” Aunt Viv said while refering to Will’s performance in Concussion.

“I was looking at this ridiculousness people called a historic moment and I was annoyed,” she added. “I was annoyed because it dilutes the movement when you only stand up for yourself.”

“Y’all are at your mansion in a gilded cage, standing up there with billions of dollars in the bank. You could do more for the industry and for black Hollywood than anyone could. You could be mentoring young screenwriters. You could be setting up a program. You have the ability to do so much.”

Will Smith  responds to Aunt Viv's slurs

Will Smith responds to Aunt Viv’s slurs

When Will Smith was hosted on Radio 1xtra, the actor had nothing but kind words towards Aunt Viv,

“I think that both of the Aunt Vivs were really, really fantastic.” “I think when you make a show, any time that you make a change it’s going to be excruciating and painful. I think that Janet Hubert brought a really powerful dignity to the show. I think she’s brilliant. I think as an artist there’s so many things that she does. She sings, she dances, she’s like a really powerful artist. I love what she brought to the Fresh Prince.”

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