Jada Pinkett Smith and Janet Hubert’s war of words continues to escalate as Hubert explains why she targeted the Smiths solely on her Facebook page.
Yesterday the LA Times reached out to Hubert to find out what inspired her Facebook post. The actress told the magazine she felt the Smiths are pretend “freedom fighters” and Jada’s comment dilutes the movement because they are only standing up for themselves
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“I was looking at this ridiculousness people called a historic moment and I was annoyed,” she said. I was annoyed because it dilutes the movement when you only stand up for yourself.”
“I’m a real freedom fighter. I’m not a pretend freedom fighter. I stand up for other actresses, other people. 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.”
She also sees Will’s wife as being hypocritical considering her husband “purposefully destroyed” her reputation and “would not stand up for anything and I’m listening to [Pinkett Smith] say, ‘Stand up and boycott the awards.’ Nobody cares.”
As for the entire Oscar’s debacle, Hubert doesn’t deem it “that deep.”
“We are not brain surgeons. We are not curing cancer. We are not finding the next cure for Alzheimer’s,” she said. “We are simply and merely entertainment. We take on and wear the masks of characters. That’s what we’re paid to do.”
Before ending her
bitter tirade against the Smiths commentary, she took a jab at Will Smith’s work ethic.
“Someone like Will Smith has not come up through the ranks like most actors, so for him to be complaining the most is the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen.”
In other Janet Hubert news…we wonder if any of Aunt Viv’s most recent comments have something to do with her new show.
In the same week that she’s spewed countless venom towards Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Hubert released the sizzle to her new TV sitcom, ‘Ward of the State.’
Hubert stars as Diana Ward, a rich heiress forced to move in with her middle class daughter after her husband suddenly dies and leaves her nothing.
Brenda Vivian, Brian Lamont, Vanessa Williams, Jillian Reeves de Ortiz, Alan Blumenfeld, Aloma Wright, Tyler Michael Brown, Brandin Stennis, Marc Jacobson, and Charles Rodriguez round out the cast.
Press play to watch the trailer.