Black Twitter Is Turning on Jada's Oscar Boycott

SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 10:  Actress Jada Pinkett Smith attends the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball hosted by Rihanna and The Clara Lionel Foundation at The Barker Hanger on December 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation)

Black Twitter Is Turning on Jada's Oscar Boycott

Social media is giving Will Smith's wife the side-eye.

Published January 19, 2016

Janet Hubert isn't the only one coming for Jada Pinkett-Smith's neck. Twitter is slamming the actress in 140 characters — or less — claiming she's only outraged because her famous husband was slighted.

Just to give you a gist of what the Matrix actress said, here's an excerpt: "Begging for acknowledgment, or even asking, diminishes dignity and diminishes power. And we are a dignified people, and we are powerful," she said. "So let's let the Academy do them, with all grace and love. And let's do us, differently."

Hubert wasn't here for Jada's "come to Jesus" solution, so she had some words for her former cast-mate's wife: "Does your man not have a mouth of his own with which to speak?... Maybe you didn't deserve a nomination," she said. "Just because the world doesn't go the way you want it to go doesn't mean you can go out and ask people to stand up and sing, 'We Shall Overcome,' for you."

Well, it looks like a large part of the Twitter community is siding with the original Aunt Viv, as they certainly had a lot to say on the matter:

There you have it. Are you side-eyeing Jada for her comments or are you with her?

On a more positive note, watch Jada talk working on the Angela Davis documentary. is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

(Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Written by John Justice


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