Janet Hubert, the actress who originally played Aunt Viv on the series, made it clear Tuesday that her she wasn't feeling all that warm and fuzzy. She expressed her displeasure in a scathing Facebook post that called her former co-star Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton) a "media hoe [sic]." Not only that, she asserted that "there will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince." Wrote Hubert:
"I know the media hoe Alphonso Ribero has posted his so called reunion photo. Folks keep telling me about it. He was always the *ss wipe for Will. 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.
"I am not offended in the least, by this photo… it was an event for Karen's charity. It does however prompt me to take some meetings in Hollywood to pitch my memoir PERFECTION IS NOT A SITCOM MOM, and tell of the behind the scenes story before I leave this earth."
It would seem there is still bad blood with Hubert and her former cast mates. The decision to replace the actress after "Fresh Prince" Season 3 reportedly came after she feuded with Will Smith and NBC officials. She later wrote a book about her life, including her time on the sitcom, as she mentioned in her Facebook post.
Still, we doubt her comments took much away from the rest of the cast's day in the sun. The group — Smith, Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary), Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey), and Daphne Maxwell Reid (Aunt Viv in Season 4-6) — looked pretty happy to be spending time together at an event for Parsons's charity.
- ^ "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (www.moviefone.com)
- ^ sitcom reunited recently (www.moviefone.com)
- ^ Janet Hubert (www.moviefone.com)
- ^ Facebook post (www.facebook.com)
- ^ Alfonso Ribeiro (www.moviefone.com)
- ^ Will Smith (www.moviefone.com)
- ^ Tatyana Ali (www.moviefone.com)
- ^ Karyn Parsons (www.moviefone.com)
- ^ Joseph Marcell (www.moviefone.com)
- ^ Daphne Maxwell Reid (www.moviefone.com)
- ^ Variety (variety.com)