Actress Janet Hubert is no stranger to controversy and will never be known for holding her tongue. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum and original Aunt Viv made a statement pertaining to white privilege when fellow actress Lori Loughlin was released from her stint in jail.
Loughlin, who was caught up in a bribing college admission scandal to which she gave a guilty plea, was recently released after serving almost two months for a sentence many consider light because she is a white woman. Hubert sent a Tweet in reference to the former Full House actress about her privilege, alluding that a Black woman wouldn’t be afforded the same opportunity.
So when white actresses commit crimes they get new shows, pilots, etc. Lori Loughlin …I assume, will get an Emmy for her time in prison. Hmmmm…oh to be white, blond, and privileged!
No thanks I would rather be bold, black, and dignified!#onlyinamerikkka pic.twitter.com/TW52HIWhVz
— Janet Hubert (@OGJanetHubert) December 28, 2020
Other Twitter users chimed in as well.
Waiting for all the justifying of criminal charges!🤔Makes you wonder did any of those students involved actually do their own class work!Or did mommy and daddy pay for those papers along with placement🧐Asking for real students! pic.twitter.com/Euxd3QwoSl
— 🤷🏽♀️I LuvMy Skin🎓💜✌🏾 (@LadiLaWorld) December 28, 2020
She’ll be back on the Hallmark channel faster than you say “bribe”
— Obsidian Blue (@obsidianblue) December 28, 2020
Don’t forget Felicity Huffman immediately got a job. We could never be that fortunate if it were the other way around.
— TV Connoisseur 🥂 (@SheTweetsTV) December 28, 2020
Say it aunty say it. pic.twitter.com/3fmNS4CKyS
— godluuvsme (@smackbacksike) December 28, 2020
There’s something about sending off a tweet and being able to use a meme of yourself that gives it some extra 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 prison and that’s it.. A black woman would have got life without parole… White and privileged comes out again…. Smdh…..
— Gendince (@gendince) December 29, 2020