A fan tweeted at the Oscar-winning actress, “Ultimate snub of @IAMJHUD for the #TonyAwards. Her performance was great for it being her first time in Broadway.”
Jennifer responded, “my presence was used for my celebrity , not my talent . I’m not surprised.” She also added, “thank u anyway.”
Jennifer‘s co-stars Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks were both nominated in the leading actress and featured actress categories, respectively. “Very proud and overwhelmed to say congrats to @cynthiaerivo @daniebb3 @color purple entire cast on tony nod ! One hell of a cast that’s for sure ! Proud of u all!,” Jennifer wrote on Instagram.