“I Don’t Have A Homophobic Bone In My Body.” Kevin Hart Ponders Homophobic Tweets And Apologizes Again to LGBTQ Community

“I Don’t Have A Homophobic Bone In My Body.” Kevin Hart Ponders Homophobic Tweets And Apologizes Again to LGBTQ Community

Before he stepped down from his previously announced Oscars hosting gig, Kevin Hart said he wouldn’t comment on or apologize for the homophobic jokes he’s tweeted in the past, but he’s seemingly spending the week doing both, in this case on his SiriusXM show, Straight From the Hart. “Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community,” the comedian said in the third person. “I apologize.”

In addition to apologizing, Hart sort of doubled down on the whole “it was just a joke” of it all by taking a deep dive into the bits themselves, one of which described the comedian breaking a dollhouse over his son’s head should he ever find his kid playing with his sister’s toys in a since-deleted tweet. (Hart also riffed on his fear of his son being gay in a similar joke in his 2010 stand-up special, Seriously Funny.) “I want to say that I have no problem with gay people,” the comedian explained during the Monday evening episode, paraphrasing himself. “I don’t have a homophobic bone in my body. I want you to be happy, be gay, be happy. And then I say as a heterosexual male, if I can do something to stop my son … that’s where the joke starts!”

“I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets,” Hart said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “These weren’t words that I said to gay individuals. I didn’t say these words to people, at the time, this was our dumb asses on Twitter going back and forth with each other. We thought it was okay to talk like that, because that’s how we talked to one another. In that, you go, fuck! This is wrong now.”

In the end, the comedian eventually cycles back to his recent mantra about learning and growth. “If the fight from the LGBTQ community is equality, that’s the fight. The fight is the will and want for equality. I’m riding with you guys. I understand you,” Hart says. “But in the fight for equality, that means that there has to be an acceptance for change.” Insists the comedian, “If you don’t want to accept people for their change, then where are you trying to get to the equal part? Where does the equality part come in?”

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  1. Jay
    January 08, 08:51 Reply

    I seriously think people are overflogging this issue. The young man has apologized so why keep bringing it up. A lot of gay people actually “hate” straight people and we don’t seem to have a problem with that but since he’s straight and you’re gay, then there’s a problem.

    Please, I think this issue should be brought to rest. There’s no need for this prolonged hassles and debacles.

    • E
      January 08, 10:21 Reply

      Maybe it’s because the ‘jokes’ very violent and disturbing. Maybe it’s because his non or half-apologies always seem to end with him playing the victim card or trying to guilt people into instant forgiveness. Or maybe it’s because he flat-out refused to think deeply about what he said and apologize till it started to derail his career. It may be any of those things. Or maybe it’s because he’s just not that talented or funny, and his insecurity oozes from every pore.

    • Francis
      January 08, 10:21 Reply

      😒🙄😒🙄 You guys keep saying he has apologized but can’t dig up the so-called apology.

      This is the closest he has come to something that looks like a sincere apology. NOW we can start thinking of deading the issue

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