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

Oct 26, 2017
4,379
Canada

billy eichner @billyeichner

This is not good. A simple, authentic apology showing any bit of understanding or remorse would have been so simple. Like I tweeted a few weeks ago, Hollywood still has a real problem with gay men. On the surface it may not look like it. Underneath, it’s far more complicated.




David Mack @davidmackau

no apology no mention of the lgbt community, just imagine if this was about any other marginalised group


 
Oct 27, 2017
1,202
The In-Between
Revisionism is a hell of a drug.
  • By then we knew how devastating the AIDS epidemic was.
  • By then we knew that many young kids would commit suicide because of the bullying.
  • We also knew kids were getting killed for being gay.
  • We also knew parents were killing their kids for being gay.
  • We have a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to it.
We ALL knew. And Kevin Hart had the choice not to type that nonesense, and doing a google search. But he didn’t. Because he didn’t care.

Right now, he had the choice to apologize and tell the world he is okay with gays. He didn’t. Because he doesn’t care.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,329
Revisionism is a hell of a drug.
  • By then we knew how devastating the AIDS epidemic was.
  • By then we knew that many young kids would commit suicide because of the bullying.
  • We also knew kids were getting killed for being gay.
  • We also knew parents were killing their kids for being gay.
  • We have a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to it.
We ALL knew. And Kevin Hart had the choice not to type that nonesense, and doing a google search. But he didn’t. Because he didn’t care.

Right now, he had the choice to apologize and tell the world he is okay with gays. He didn’t. Because he doesn’t care.
Exactly.

Not only did he not care but he blew smoke up his own ass and praised himself.
 
Oct 25, 2017
12,694
USA
Revisionism is a hell of a drug.
  • By then we knew how devastating the AIDS epidemic was.
  • By then we knew that many young kids would commit suicide because of the bullying.
  • We also knew kids were getting killed for being gay.
  • We also knew parents were killing their kids for being gay.
  • We have a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to it.
We ALL knew. And Kevin Hart had the choice not to type that nonesense, and doing a google search. But he didn’t. Because he didn’t care.

Right now, he had the choice to apologize and tell the world he is okay with gays. He didn’t. Because he doesn’t care.
Truth. Stop bending over backwards to defend this asshole. He double and tripled down. Fuck him.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,143
Damn, Kevin. Sucks for you. Being gay rules.

- Best clubs
- Best dance moves
- Best bartending/drinks
- Best hair
- Best sex
- Best gym habits (not me :<)

Sorry you hate us.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,113
Brooklyn
Revisionism is a hell of a drug.
  • By then we knew how devastating the AIDS epidemic was.
  • By then we knew that many young kids would commit suicide because of the bullying.
  • We also knew kids were getting killed for being gay.
  • We also knew parents were killing their kids for being gay.
  • We have a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to it.
We ALL knew. And Kevin Hart had the choice not to type that nonesense, and doing a google search. But he didn’t. Because he didn’t care.

Right now, he had the choice to apologize and tell the world he is okay with gays. He didn’t. Because he doesn’t care.
All of this.

Damn, Kevin. Sucks for you. Being gay rules.

- Best clubs
- Best dance moves
- Best bartending/drinks
- Best hair
- Best sex
- Best gym habits (not me :<)

Sorry you hate us.
Ya'll also the best dressed for any occasion.
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,379
Canada
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“I just got a call from the Academy and that call basically said, ‘Kevin, apologize for your tweets of old or we’re going to have to move on and find another host.’ I’m talking about the tweets from 2009 and 2010,” the 39-year-old comedian said. “I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. I’ve addressed it. I’ve spoken on it. I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’m not going to continue to go back and tap into the days of old when I’ve moved on and I’m in a completely different place in my life.”
 
Oct 29, 2017
3,137
And when the Academy drops him, as they should, he's gonna go bitch and moan that the "evil negative people" were the ones who took it away from him.

Fuck that shit. How hard is it to apologize? He never even "addressed it", only said he'd stop telling the joke because people are too sensitive.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,202
The In-Between
When, where and how did he “address” it in the past?



You can’t reaffirm you’ve become a better person to the world when it actually matters? Okay...Thank u, next 😘
 

rude

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,840
Didn’t y’all jump on me for the hate comment when his hosting gig was announced...Misogynistic, homophobic, colorist piece of shit.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,017
When, where and how did he “address” it in the past?



You can’t reaffirm you’ve become a better person to the world when it actually matters? Okay...Thank u, next 😘
There were a few non-apology, sorry you were offended-type comments from him that were posted earlier in this thread. I wish he could be more self reflective and see what's really happening, but he's taking it too personally and doubling down on his bullshit.
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,076
love this. Just another example of the how the "too soon" theme is bull. Some people are never going to forgive you or let go. Just do what makes you happy, and has you at peace with yourself, instead of giving others the power to constantly hold things over you.
 
Nov 6, 2017
2,237
people are backing hart for this on twitter, the arguement being it's been brought up and apologized for multiple times and it's trolling
>.> interesting cause this generally isn't extended to racist people ( granted it's usually cancelling upon first discovery )
 
Oct 29, 2017
1,076
how fucking hard is it to say that calling people fags is wrong???
People in this thread are saying 2010 wasn't that long ago yet these tweets "surfacing" now clearly says just how different 2018 is compared to 2010. Republicans didnt even get the ball rolling with "pc culture" complaints yet.


In fact this stuff is so old everyone seems to have forgotten we had this controversy already. He responded to his stand up "surfacing" back in 2015:

https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/kevin-harts-funny-business-67836/


He's been honest about this stuff the whole time:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/16/kevin-hart-gay-role-_n_6490424.html



So is the outrage actually because he hasn't grown fast enough since then? That it's not enough that he doesn't want those kinds of jokes to be part of his act anymore?
 
Oct 27, 2017
688
people are backing hart for this on twitter, the arguement being it's been brought up and apologized for multiple times and it's trolling
>.> interesting cause this generally isn't extended to racist people ( granted it's usually cancelling upon first discovery )
There’s a ton of “he already apologized” which is them mimicking the video with zero actual proof because there isn’t any.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,255
Even if there was evidence that he apologized before he can fuck off.

This is where he is going to take a stand? Fucking really?

I disavow.