Janet Hubert Slams Wendy Williams, Says She Crucified Whitney Houston When She Was Alive [Details]

Rucuss staffFebruary 22, 2012

Actress Janet Hubert isn’t buying Wendy Williams emotional breakdown over the late Whitney Houston.

Hubert, who was the first ‘Aunt Viv’ on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has written an open letter calling Williams on her hypocrisy. If you watched Williams show last week, then you witnessed the talk show host breakdown on national television over the death of Houston. She also shared her history of drug use and what the two stars had in common.

Hubert has a problem with Williams emotional plea because she remembers the negative comments Williams made about Houston on her radio show. She hasn’t forgotten about their intense argument over Whitney’s drug abuse and finances on her radio show in 2003.

But when Houston died on Feb. 12, Williams was one of the first to cry and talk about how much she loved her. So Hubert decided to call out Williams. She isn’t buying it and she wrote an open letter to express her feelings. Read and excerpt from the letter via EuroWeb below:

Dear Wendy,

Though I never knew Whitney Houston, I felt a profound sense of loss and sadness. On Sunday morning I took my dog for a walk in the park across the street and still could not shake the sadness I felt. I wondered if what I was feeling was perhaps related to losing my mother and brother this past year, but then I thought no, it was something else.

You (Wendy Williams) said that morning with tears in your eyes, that you would not discuss Whitney any further, but you crucified her the whole time she was alive, as you do so many people on your show. I want to ask you why?  What do you get out of this besides money?

How do you sleep at night knowing that you are one of the biggest bullies in the world disguised as HOT TOPICS?  Celebrities are not topics we are people, just like everyone else, we hurt and we hear and we bleed real blood, not fake blood, just as you do.

How do we as parents teach our children to honor each other, treat each other with kindness when all they see are images of people like you who condone and promote meanness, rude reality TV stars, and  your opinion as you berate world renowned people like Janet Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and others  you slam on a daily basis.

I keep asking myself why no one is saying anything about this. What the hell are they afraid of?  Where are my sisters out there who feel as I do?

Well Wendy, I try to teach my son to stand up, shout, and scream when there is injustice.  Yeah yeah, I know, I have been screaming for years and will continue to do so as long as there are images that depict black women as neck shaking, over bearing women who can’t get along.

A sister, a mother, a daughter, a star, left this world way too early; she was loved by the world. The world mourned, I don’t think that we needed you to try and take down another brilliant sister on that following Monday morning. (Your rude comments about Janet Jackson)

You started right back up without hesitation or pause… you need to stop Wendy. We need to stop, and the world needs to stop. I need to stop as well. There will be no more quotes from me to be misquoted.  We need to join together, wrap our arms around our children, everybody’s children. Remember you have a child who will suffer every slingshot and arrow that gets thrown back at you Wendy; our public lives greatly affect our children.

I know I am going to suffer some arrows for writing this letter to you, I know you are loved by many, but remember this Wendy; they love you when you are up and they love to take you down. You will not always be up, you will not always be on the A list and attend all the parties. Ride the wave sister girl, but make sure you know how to swim when the ride is over.  Artists are survivors, we work hard to build our crafts and careers and I ask that you simply remember that in the future.

I’m just sayin’ it like l mean it too.

Janet Hubert

Watch Williams’ emotional breakdown below.

Listen to Williams and Houston’s 2003 argument below.


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