Janet Hubert, Original Aunt Vivian On ‘Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air,’ Slams So-Called Reunion Photo
Janet Hubert, who played Aunt Vivian on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air for four years, slammed a recent photo of other cast members together.
JANET HUBERT SLAMS FRESH PRINCE REUNION PICTURE
Hubert wrote a post on both her public and personal Facebook pages, which have been since deleted, condemning Alfonso Ribeiro and the others. “I know the media hoe Alfonso Riberio has posted his so called reunion photo,” she said. “Folks keep telling me about it. He was always the a–wipe for Will [Smith]. There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince. I have no interest in seeing any of these people on that kind of level.”
Unsurprisingly, Hubert left the show in 1993 over disagreements with Smith. Daphne Maxwell Reid replaced her until the show’s end in 1996. Hubert made sure to mention that she was “not offended in the least by this photo” because it was taken at a charity event. But did say it would “prompt me to take some meetings in Hollywood to pitch my memoir PREFECTION IS NOT A SITCOM MOM, and tell of the behind the scenes story before I leave this earth.”
“Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family,” Ribeiro wrote as a caption on the photo. “Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete.”
Smith shared a picture as well, also paying tribute to the late Avery, who played Smith’s uncle and Ribeiro’s father on the show. “Lunch with my BFFs … I missed by Uncle Phil today,” he said.
Hubert previously aired her dislike of Smith in 2011. “There will never be a reunion as I will never do anything with an a–hole like Will Smith,” she told TMZ. “He is still an egomaniac and has not grown up. This constant reunion will never ever happen in my lifetime unless there is an apology. He doesn’t know the word.”