After the passing of the late Whitney Houston, it was clear that many, many people were effected by her death. Yesterday Janet Hubert, the beloved original “Aunt Viv” from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, decided to pen a letter to talk show host Wendy Williams by saying it like she means it. In the letter Hubert suggests that Wendy Williams crucified Whitney Houston when she was alive.
Aunt Viv doesn’t believe the tears Williams cried on her show the Monday after Whitney Houston’s passing. In her letter to Williams, Hubert suggests that she was one of Whitney Houston’s biggest critic constantly tearing her down as she does many other celebrities. She writes:
You 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.
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.
At the end of the letter, Hubert circles back to the respect the media needs to portray for artists. She feels artists should be admired and not always torn down by their actions. She concludes saying:
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 I mean it too.
So does Hubert have a point? Where should we draw the line with our entertainers?