- The Washington Times - Friday, January 29, 2016

Former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Janet Hubert compared fellow black actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash to a prostitute for her arguments against BET and Black History Month.

“Somebody needs to slap the little bit of black she got on her off of her, OK?” Ms. Hubert told HuffPost Live. “The little bit of black she got on her, off of her, because girlfriend has worked on BET more than most actresses have.”

Ms. Hubert, who played Aunt Viv in the hit ‘90s TV series, thrust herself back into the media spotlight this month after she launched a 4-minute video attacking former co-star Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith for boycotting this year’s Oscars ceremony over the nominees’ lack of diversity.

Appearing on Fox News last week, Ms. Dash also called the boycott “ludicrous,” but went on to make a statement about BET that Ms. Hubert clearly took issue with.

“We have to make up our minds,” Ms. Dash said. “Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black.”

Ms. Hubert responded: “I think she’s just saying this kind of bull because she wants sensationalism and she’s working for Fox and she needs a job and she’s making a check. And she’s bringing controversy to herself. Stacey is a bit of a media ho.

“She absolutely puts the struggle way back, way back. It’s just rude and wrong,” Ms. Hubert added. “If we didn’t have BET, if we didn’t have those kinds of awards, we’d have nothing. We’d have nothing to honor those wonderful performances. And as far as Black History Month is concerned, I don’t even need to touch that because it’s so stupid.”

After suggesting doing away with Black History Month and receiving a ton of criticism, Ms. Dash clarified that she believes every month should celebrate black history.

“Black history IS American history. We are not a category or a special interest group. We are Americans,” she wrote in her blog Thursday.

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