Well, someone isn’t happy!
The original Aunt Viv from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (played by actress Janet Hubert for the first three seasons) sent her former co-stars a very angry message after one of the sitcom’s actor’s Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks) posted a cast reunion photo on Instagram — without her in it!
On Tuesday, March 28 Alfonso shared a sweet pic of himself, Will Smith (Wil Smith), Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey Butler). And that’s not all! Even Janet’s replacement, Daphne Reid, got the invite!
“Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery were still with us to make this complete,” Alfonso captioned the snapshot. James (Philip Banks) sadly passed away in 2013 from surgical complications.
And while fans of the 1990s sitcom were thrilled about the post, Janet had a different opinion. She immediately took to Facebook to address the hype around the get-together.
“I know the media hoe Alfonso Ribeiro has posted his so called reunion photo. Folks keep telling me about it. He was always the a– wipe for Will. There will never be a true reunion of the Fresh Prince,” she wrote in a since-deleted post on her personal Facebook page.
Janet and Will on 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 Karyn’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,” Janet concluded.
Janet was allegedly fired from the hit show in 1993 because she was feuding with Will. She’s since had cameos on a plethora of TV series and soap operas.