Kevin Hart has slammed the celebrity cancellation culture after reflecting on his decision to step down as presenter of the 2019 Oscars in a candid new interview.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, the 41-year-old actor said fans involved in the cancellation culture – had to ‘shut the f ** k up’ when hostility was based on ‘absurd’ remarks .
Hart also returned to his own career in which he had been “repeatedly canceled” – he did not appear in his role as host of the 2019 Oscars after tweets and some of his first stand routines- up with homophobic comments resurfaced.
Although he apologized to the LGBTQ community, he refused a request from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to apologize again, saying at the time that he had sufficiently addressed the issue. .
‘What are you talking about?’ Kevin Hart slammed celebrity cancellation culture after reflecting on his decision to step down as host of the 2019 Oscars in a candid new interview (pictured 2020)
He said: “If someone has done something really damaging, then absolutely a consequence should be attached. But when are you just talking about… nonsense? When you speak, “Someone said! They must be taken [down]! ” Shut your mouth ! What are you talking about ?’
Kevin went on to say that the comedians have a hard time expressing themselves for fear their jokes will cause them to be canceled.
He said, “You think the things you say will come back and bite your ass. I can’t be the today’s comic I was when I got into this.
The star added that people should remember that comedians tell jokes to make people laugh, not to make them angry.
Retrospective: In an interview with The Sunday Times, the 41-year-old actor said fans involved in the crop cancellation – had to “shut the f ** k up” when hostility was based on remarks ” absurd ”(photo 2020)
‘I don’t know a kid who hasn’t fucked up’: Reflecting on his career, Hart told the newspaper he had been canceled several times but had never bothered him
Kevin also said he gets angry with people who expect other people to behave perfectly all the time.
He said: “I don’t expect perfection from my children. I don’t expect it from my wife, my friends, my employees. Because, last time I checked, the only way to grow taller is from f ***** g. I don’t know a kid who hasn’t fucked up or who hasn’t done bullshit. ‘
Speaking of the tweets, Kevin urged people to shoot them as they would be watching a younger version of himself who failed to be funny on one particular attempt.
He added that he cringes when he thinks of these comments and now knows that he has grown as a person since they were posted.
His new film, Fatherhood, is based on his 2011 memoir, Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love, which was a New York Times bestseller.
Hart stars as Matt, based on the true story of Matthew Logelin, who won a daughter, Madeline, but lost his wife Liz in 27 hours.
Seriously: Kevin said people need to remember comedians tell jokes to make people laugh, not to make them angry (pictured 2017)
Kevin and his wife Eniko celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary last August and welcomed their second child in October.
Along with Kaori, the Hart’s are also the proud parents of their son Kenzo, who turned three last November.
The Ride Along actor also has a daughter Heaven, 16, and a son Hendrix, 13, from his previous marriage to Torrei Hart.
Professionally, Kevin was busy filming Netflix’s limited eight-episode True Story series in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Independent Spirit Award nominee Wesley Snipes also played a role in the series portraying Kid (Hart )’s wayward big brother Carlton in the fictional drama based on his rise as a comic book.
Growing family: The Hart’s, who celebrated four years of marriage last August, are also the proud parents of son Kenzo, who will turn three at the end of November; the comedian and actor also has a daughter Heaven, 16, and a son Hendrix, 13, from his previous marriage to Torrei Hart
True Story marks the debut in a 41-year-old Philadelphia-born television series as part of his lucrative four-picture deal with the streaming giant.
“It’s pretty good! Hart – who has 204.2 million social media followers – marveled last month at the production.
True Story will also star William Catlett from Black Lightning, Tawny Newsome from Star Trek: Lower Decks, Billy Zane, alum from Titanic, and Theo Rossi from Ghosts of War.
Watchmen director Stephen Williams will direct the first four episodes while Star Trek Picard director Hanelle Culpepper will direct the final four episodes, according to Deadline.
Exciting: On the work front, Kevin has been busy filming Netflix’s limited eight-episode True Story series in Los Angeles (pictured chatting on set)