Jada Pinkett Smith took the high road by offering a civil response Janet Hubert after the former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star (a.k.a. Aunt Viv) called her “suspect”; in her promise to not attend the Oscars due to lack of diversity.
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Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Pinkett Smith, 44, says: “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.”;
“Here’s the deal,”; she continues. “This whole Oscars controversy isn’t really about the Oscars. Really, it’s my plea to ask our community, people of colour, 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.”
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The Gotham actress adds that she hopes to find a way to work together rather than “fight each other.”;
“I got love for everybody,” she adds.
Watch the full video below of Hubert’s inflammatory comments on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Oscars boycott.