So much for ending feuds: The original Aunt Viv, from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, on Monday uploaded a scathing rebuke aimed at the Smith family. (They’ve not really gotten along since Aunt Viv was replaced by another Aunt Viv in the early ’90s.) Janet Hubert holds nothing back in the above four minutes, first going after Jada’s call to boycott 2016’s very white Oscars, then using it as an opportunity to slam Will’s Concussion turn and essentially label both Smiths hypocritical favoritists.
“I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living, 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 — that is not the way life works, baby,” she says. “You ain’t Barack and Michelle Obama, and y’all need to get over yourselves. You have a huge production company that you only produce your friends and your family and yourself. So you are a part of Hollywood. You are a part of the system that is unfair to other actors. So get real.”
Hubert’s who-cares-about-the-Oscars tirade comes amid growing #OscarsSoWhite fallout — displeasure that has not only been expressed by the Smiths, but also by other such prominent industry figures as Spike Lee and, most recently, the Academy’s own Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Hit play above for Hubert’s full message (as well as an unexpected food endorsement), and then begin praying this year’s the year Hubert and the Smiths finally end their decades-long war.