Kevin Hart addresses ‘joke’ about not wanting a gay son

Kevin Hart addresses ‘joke’ about not wanting a gay son

Comedian Kevin Hart has addressed a controversial ‘joke’ about not wanting a gay son.

The comedian made the ‘joke’ during his 2010 Seriously tour, when he said: “One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That’s a fear.

“Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic… Be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.”

Recently, he spoke to Rolling Stone magazine about the backlash to the ‘joke’. He said: “It’s about my fear. I’m thinking about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong, and if I did, what was it? Not that I’m not gonna love my son or think about him any differently.

“The funny thing within that joke is it’s me getting mad at my son because of my own insecurities — I panicked. It has nothing to do with him, it’s about me.

“That’s the difference between bringing a joke across that’s well thought-out and saying something just to ruffle feathers.

“I wouldn’t tell that joke today, because when I said it, the times weren’t as sensitive as they are now. I think we love to make big deals out of things that aren’t necessarily big deals, because we can. These things become public spectacles. So why set yourself up for failure?”

Kevin Hart said in January that he would refuse to play a gay character, and had turned down a role in Tropic Thunder because it involved homosexuality.

He said: “I feel I can’t [play a gay character] because I don’t think I’m really going to dive into that role 100 percent, because of the insecurities about myself trying to play that part. What I think people are going to think while I’m trying to do this is going to stop me from playing that part the way I’m supposed to.”

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20 Comments

  1. Oluwadamilare Okoro
    August 02, 06:21 Reply

    Odeh…considering he still finds a way to come across as gay in most of his movies/character.

    • Tiercel de Claron
      August 02, 09:20 Reply

      Hey,why the namecalling?.The man is talking about his own insecurities,not being homophobic.
      Howbeit we are this intolerant of other people’s views/opinions,yet we cry for acceptance?

  2. Façade
    August 02, 06:57 Reply

    Even that pix looks so gay. Hey sister *waves back*

  3. Max
    August 02, 08:28 Reply

    The dude is homophobic jor. He always finds a way to wave his homophobic flag in all his movies.

    • kacee
      August 02, 08:50 Reply

      Max please take me out i’m bored? PP has been ignoring me.

    • Arabian Princess
      August 03, 06:35 Reply

      well, a study recently suggests that homophobic people are closeted gays

  4. Ace
    August 02, 08:34 Reply

    This pic reminds me of a picture I saw on IG today

    “Him: Are you are masculine gay man?”
    “Me: Yes Girl!!!!”

  5. Sinnex
    August 02, 08:44 Reply

    Who listens to this prick?

    I have never laughed at his jokes, except maybe his height.

    Nonsense and ingredients.

  6. kacee
    August 02, 08:44 Reply

    Façade lol, please u guys should leave ” the small man” alone.

  7. keredim
    August 02, 20:05 Reply

    why anyone gives him column inches, puzzles me

    • Francis
      August 02, 21:25 Reply

      Make una free my guy abeg. The nigga is still battling with his latent homosexual desires. The last thing he wants is to give the thing chance to manifest proper. lol

      The nigga is SO CUTE! *sighs*

  8. Henry
    August 03, 11:41 Reply

    I don’t mean to condemn, but this homophobia revealing itself benignly. Its the type of homophobia I am inclined to hate most actually. Kevin need not get obsessed over the sexuality of his son. If it were up to parents, no one would be gay. Kevin here is only saying he dislikes anybody being gay but can put up with it. Its the usual “hate the practice and not the person” rhetoric we hear from sophisticated homophobes.

  9. JOJOARMANI
    August 04, 00:42 Reply

    Am tripping for the dude… won’t lie…just so love him.. ohh sorry his jokes…

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