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Old homophobic Kevin Hart comments surfaced (update: Oscars request apology, Kevin declines)

Oct 29, 2017
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Don’t listen to old Eddie Murphy standup shows.
People were pissed at Eddie at the time for making those jokes. He made jokes in Raw about the poor reactions to his jokes about homosexuals in Delirious. These things don't exist in a vaccum just because they're old.
 

WaffleTaco

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Oct 25, 2017
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He will come out and say he was wrong I bet, and probably be genuine about it to. 2010 is a long time ago, in the sense that a lot of people have evolved over the past decade.

This doesn’t excuse his behavior then, but I don’t think he’s “canceled.”
 
Oct 27, 2017
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"surface"
Literally just watched this the other day on Netflix. It hasn't been buried...
It's such a weirdly mean spirited part of the special. Really made me do a double take when it happened. Like someone else said, there's not even a joke there, just "don't be gay." I hope he's changed his heart on this since, because it's just an ugly way of thinking.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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In some ways I'd rather not know how bad he was.
It was in the 80's, so the height of people thinking AIDS was a disease made to wipe out gays. That's a lot of what his routines were about when he did routines about it. But he did apologize for it in the early 90's and as far as I know he hasn't made any jokes like that sense. So he at least seemed genuine with his apology.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Going to be very interesting to see how the Academy handles this, given the very public knowledge that Hart only got this gig after everybody else passed.

Considering Disney's track record though - they're going to want him gone.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Honestly, there is no move here he can make except for owning up to them, explaining without qualification how bigoted the statements were and either showing or explaining how he's changed. From there it's in the court of public opinion whether it's accepted or not
 
Oct 25, 2017
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#42
I don’t know how a full on bit from a famous comedian’s stand up special counts as “surfaces”. These weren’t made in some dingy chuckle hut off the LA expressway.
 

TAJ

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Oct 28, 2017
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What's he said since then? I'm willing to accept a change of heart as genuine if it happens before the person gets busted.
Man, he dug himself deep, though... yikes.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Maybe he’s.... changed since then? Hopefully? It’s not like homophobia was all that cool only 8 years ago though.

Dave Chappelle’s transphobia didn’t seem to hurt him and that was, what, this year? Last year? Tooooons of people defend him, but maybe people care enough about gay people to push the issue with Kevin Hart.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Honestly surprised it is only resurfacing now. More surprised after what's happened in the past couple of years, celebs havnt deleted their horrible posts.

Do people spend their days just digging up old tweets lol