Tell us how you really feel, Janet Hubert!
Janet played the original Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but left the show in 1993. Tatyana Ali played her former TV daughter, and Tatyana was on The Wendy Williams Show talking about how it felt like a "divorce" to have to get to know their new mom, meaning Janet's replacement, Daphne Maxwell Reid.
Wendy wanted to know what really happened and why Janet was replaced, and her talk with Tatyana enraged Janet to the point where she posted this note on her Facebook page (via Necole Bitchie):
"If you want to know something about me, or anything about my life, why not go to the horses mouth instead of being a horse’s ass and going to someone who was a little girl at the time, Wiggy Williams? How you doin!! Just saying it like I mean it sistergirl."
Janet also read an open letter to Wendy on Blog Talk Radio.
Here's a portion of her open letter:
"Now perhaps other black women have allowed you to berate them and continued to support you in this manner of madness and rewarding hatefulness. It seems to become the norm and has taken over our society completely. But I, Janet Hubert, [sat] there and watched you tell the world that I was not a nice mother. I’m thinking to myself, the only person who has the right to say that is my child. So I sat there and watched you like some devilish sinkhole swallow up Tatyana Ali. You reduced her to a child sitting their tempting to keep some symbolism of dignity about her as you pried and invaded her life until you got what you wanted.
You are such a demon Wendy. You are wicked, awful, conniving, sinister, spiteful, jealous of every other woman. Simply put, Wendy you are a virus. You are not nor have you ever been a true woman. It seems as though your audience thirsts for the blood of others, as they are prompted to clap and hoop and holler at your shows and wigs and clothes.
Girl you will have some stars on your show and demean them before they even make it back home. I just would like to know who died and told you that you were reborn as Oprah. You want to be Oprah so bad that you would kill for it and you will kill anyone to achieve success. Sister, you will never be another Oprah. Oprah lifted her audience up and exuded an air of class. [...]
So, here is my advice to you Wendy. I want to help you. Learn to sit in a chair and stop fidgeting with yourself on camera. Wipe your giant teeth off camera, and don’t smear the spit on the chair. Please put some sweat pits under your arms, and darling if your sweater is pulling until there are lines across your chest, its too tight. You might want to deflate those tremendous breast. Take off the fake blonde hair. You have to stop playing the race card because you are coming off like a want to be white girl who will never be white."
Read, or listen to, her full letter here. Do you think she went too far or do you agree with her?
Sources: Necole Bitchie, The Hollywood Reporter