Actress Janet Hubert is no stranger to controversy and will never be known for sticking her tongue out. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum and original Aunt Viv issued a white privilege statement when fellow actress Lori Loughlin was released from prison.
Loughlin, who was embroiled in a college bribery scandal to which she pleaded guilty, was recently released after serving nearly two months on what many believe is light because she is a white woman. Hubert posted a tweet regarding the former full house actress about her privilege, hinting that a black woman would not be offered the same opportunity.
When white actresses commit crimes, they get new shows, pilots, etc. Lori Loughlin … I suppose she will get an Emmy for her time in prison. Hmmmm … oh, know how to be blonde and privileged!
No, thanks, I'd rather be brave, black and dignified! #Olyinamerikkka pic.twitter.com/TW52HIWhVz
– Janet Hubert (@OGJanetHubert) December 28, 2020
Other Twitter users also interfered.
Waiting for criminal charges to be justified! “You are surprised that one of the students involved actually did his own class work! Or did mom and dad pay for these papers with the internship? «Ask about real students! pic.twitter.com/Euxd3QwoSl
– ️♀️I LuvMy Skin????????✌???? (@LadiLaWorld) December 28, 2020
She'll be back on the Hallmark Canal faster than you say "bribe".
– Obsidian blue (@obsidianblue) December 28, 2020
Don't forget that Felicity Huffman got a job straight away. We could never be so happy if it were the other way around.
– TV-Kenner @ (@SheTweetsTV) December 28, 2020
Say it aunt say it. pic.twitter.com/3fmNS4CKyS
– godluuvsme (@smackbacksike) December 28, 2020
It has to do with being able to tweet out and use a meme of yours that gives it a little more umph.
– David – @ (@ DFM2099) December 28, 2020
Tell the truth and shame the devil! That's what my nana would say. “Thank you, Ms. Hubert.
– Adriene Craft (@AgeCocoaFab) December 29, 2020
– BXBella????✈???? (@NYCgirl_InFL) December 28, 2020
In that order, 2 months in jail and that's it. A black woman would have got a life without parole … White and privileged comes out again … Smdh … ..
– Gendince (@gendince) December 29, 2020