There’s so much more drama in this one open letter than there ever was on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Actress Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv on The Fresh Prince, was replaced on the show back in the 1990s. She says she “doesn’t remember why [she] departed,” but it’s clear she won’t soon forget Wendy Williams’ recent discussion about the issue with fellow former Fresh Prince star Tatyana Ali.
Reacting to that segment in an open letter released on Blog Talk Radio, Hubert calls Williams “wicked, awful, conniving, sinister, spiteful” and “jealous of every other woman.” She also accuses her of wanting to be “a white girl” and spewing hatred. And that’s not even the worst of it. Read it here, from Necole Bitchie.
Dear Wiggy, I’m sorry, Wendy,
Recently, you found the need to put an end to the mystery surrounding my departure from a show that I did so damn long ago that I don’t even remember why I departed.
Wendy Williams, or whatever you are supposed to be, I’m not quite sure. I’m writing you yet again, to appeal to your sense of womanhood or manhood as some suggest. Please close your mouth about things that you know nothing of.
Now, I watched your show to see dear Tatyana Ali sadly to say, fall into your trap. She even brought pictures of our days on the show from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. You know most people watch you just to see what heinous things your mouth will say compared to what an overflowing volcano will spew forth on that day.
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, at 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.