Why could not we go away Kevin Hart in 2018?
If not the entire man, why could not we simply go away that terrible story about him shedding the Oscars internet hosting gig due to his many homophobic feedback?
It would have been so good to not should recount his ridiculously ignorant “jokes” on this new yr, however sadly, right here we’re.
So let’s push by means of, OK?
If you missed this mess, it was introduced in December that Kevin would act as the host for this yr’s Academy Awards.
As quickly as the information was introduced, plenty of folks went “Wait, he’s made tons of offensive comments about the LGBT community, this isn’t cool.”
And it is true — he actually has mentioned some horrible issues.
Like, a couple of years in the past he tweeted “If my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay.'”
He used to have an actual large behavior of tweeting issues like that — he referred to as tons of individuals “f-g,” used “gay” as insult, that type of factor.
Once, he informed somebody that he appeared like a “gay bill board for AIDS.”
Then, in one among his comedy specials, he mentioned that “One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That’s a fear.”
“Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic,” he insisted. “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.”
So all of these are jokes, OK?
And we’re positive he thought they had been all simply tremendous hilarious.
But plenty of folks did not, and when these folks complained about them after he turned the Oscars host, Kevin turned the blame round on them by telling them to “Stop looking for reasons to be negative.”
Sure, Kevin. Sure.
Shortly after he mentioned, that, he posted a video on Instagram during which he defined that the folks from the Academy had referred to as him up and principally informed him to apologize or he’d be fired.
He refused to apologize.
His stance at the time was that he’d apologized for these sorts of statements a number of occasions already, besides, oddly sufficient, nobody has been capable of finding a report of that anyplace.
He’s acknowledged it, positive, however simply with feedback like “funny is funny,” which most individuals with the slightest little bit of consciousness can agree may be very removed from an apology.
So that was that — he stepped down from the job, and we nonetheless do not know who the host might be.
All of this was previous information, besides Ellen DeGeneres introduced all the pieces again up when she had Kevin on her present yesterday.
In that interview, she mentioned that she nonetheless needed him to host as a result of folks change, despite the fact that the haters refuse to just accept that.
But in one other new interview, this one with Variety, Kevin is making it clear that he will not be internet hosting the Oscars.
“Would I ever do it?” he requested himself. “No, it’s done. It’s done.”
“The moment came and it was a blessing and I was excited at the opportunity and I still am,” he mentioned.
“In my mind I got the job, it was a dream job, and things came up that simply prohibited it from happening. But I don’t believe in going backwards.”
So now, he mentioned, “When I go on that stage, it will be because I’ve somehow figured out a way to win the Oscar.”
“Somehow I’ll get to the stage but it’s not going to be in this way because it just comes with such a weird clout at this point.”
And then he blamed “trolls” for digging up all these horrible issues he mentioned with out bothering to seek out the apology he made about these issues as nicely.
Because he is nonetheless insisting he made an apology.
According to him, sooner or later in 2011, “I had to say to a person in the LGBTQ community, ‘Hey, I understand. And you know what? I’m wrong.'”
He informed that particular person “I can’t do nothing about that joke because it was done. I can’t do nothing about the tweets because they’re out there. I was wrong. It’ll never happen again and I’m sorry.”
… Did he simply say that to a random particular person? Is that his large apology that he expects folks to learn about?
The factor is, if he was really sorry for saying these issues, there is no cause why he should not be capable of apologize once more.
Maybe he does not wish to supply an apology in each interview he does for the remainder of his life, however for large situations like this, what would it not damage to make it recognized that you’ve got modified your ignorant views?
As he defined it, “I can’t put that energy into something that’s in my past. I can’t put that energy into negativity.”
Whatever, Kevin. Have it your means.