Mrs. Smith Invokes KKK To Defend Oscars Boycott

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Jada Pinkett-Smith brought up the Ku Klux Klan when she was criticized for urging black actors to boycott the Oscars.

The actress is speaking out after the woman who played Aunt Vivian on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” criticized the Smiths for their comments.

“I find it ironic that somebody who has made their living, and made millions and millions of dollars from the very people you’re talking about boycotting just because you didn’t get a nomination, just because you didn’t win,” Janet Hubert said. “That is not the way life works, baby.”

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Pinkett-Smith said her issue is bigger than just the Oscars. (RELATED: Fresh Prince’ Actress: Knock It Off, Smith Family — You’re Not The Obamas)

“Considering that Alabama had its highest recruitment for the KKK for Martin Luther King’s birthday, I hope that we as African Americans can find a way to get along and step together,” Smith said.

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“This whole Oscar controversy isn’t really about the Oscars.” (RELATED: Jada Pinkett-Smith Is Boycotting The Oscars Because They’re Too White)

“Really, in my plea to ask all communities and people of color to take back our power is so that we can use it in all sectors of our community, and right now, specifically with African-American people, we have some very serious issues that I think we as a people have to move together on. I’m hoping we can find ways to step together in this instead of finding ways to fight each other. I got love for everybody.”

On Thursday, Will Smith confirmed that he won’t be at the Oscars either. (RELATED: Will Smith: ‘Racism Is Rare’)