DARK OSCARS THIS YEAR! Janet Hubert on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Oscars Boycott:...

DARK OSCARS THIS YEAR! Janet Hubert on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Oscars Boycott: It’s “Self-Contrived” Because Will Smith Was Not Nominated


A video was posted by the performer to her Facebook page where she criticized Jada Pinkett Smith over her choice to boycott the 2016 Oscars in response to the year’s all-white nominees. “I was annoyed as it dilutes the movement when you just stand up on your own.”

I am not a freedom fighter that is make-believe. I stand up other individuals, for other performers. “It is only self-contrived because her hubby did not get a nomination.”

As Janet told The La Times Wednesday, “nobody cares” about their choice to miss the show. “The amazing thing about the Web is the fact that nobody can prevent you.” Asked to elaborate, she said, “we’re not brain surgeons.

We’re not treating cancer. We’re not finding another treatment for Alzheimer’s. We’re only and purely amusement. We wear the masks of characters and take on. That is that which we are paid to do.

Someone like Will Smith hasn’t come up through the rankings like most celebrities, thus for him to be whining the most is the most absurd thing I’ve ever seen.”While she admitted that there’s a diversity problem in Hollywood–not to mention “colorism within the black community Hollywood”–Janet additionally claimed other problems are being overlooked consequently.

“The Oscars were never intended for us. You can find celebrities who have done incredible work and have never gotten an Oscar. If you’re looking forward to an award of a small…gold statue and that is designed to validate you, then you are not in this company for the correct motives,” the TV star told the newspaper. “We do the job. It is in regards to the job. It is about bringing them to life and taking the pages of a script. We get paid lots of cash to do very little work.”