The public loves them.But if there is an art to the excuse process, comedian and actor Kevin Hart ran this…
The public loves them.
But if there is an art to the excuse process, comedian and actor Kevin Hart ran this week and won the host of the next Oscar.
The comedian made some comments on Twitter between 2009 and 2011 that included disparaging languages about homosexuals.
When these tweets resurfaced on Thursday, there was an immediate opportunity for the “Night School” star to own it, apologize and continue.
But it was not so he handled it.
Hart initially took the position that the past is past.
He posted a video on Instagram in response to the controversy where he made it clear that he thought he was far beyond the time of his life.
“Guys, I’m almost 40 years old,” he said in the video. “If you do not think people change, grow, develop when they grow older, I do not know what to say. If you want to keep people in a position where they must always motivate or explain their past, then you do. I’m wrong guy, man. “
Absolutely not an excuse. By moving onus to others to try to keep him responsible for his words, Hart did not do much to improve the situation.
The comedians are especially in a tough position right now.
So much of what used to be fun is no longer. True growth for an artist means they recognize it.
Dave Chappelle found out last year when he returned to the headlight with two Netflix comedy specials.
Someone apparently turned out to tell Chappelle that during the next 1
3 years he had been out of stage, joking about men and women no longer got a passport. Hart had not left the stand-up circuit and knew better.
In an interview with Rolling Stone in 2015, Hart had addressed joke that he had previously done to prevent his son from being homosexual.
“I would not say that joke today, because when I said times were not as sensitive as they are now,” Hart told the publication. “I think we love doing big business of things that are not necessarily great deals, because we can. These things become public glasses. Why get ready for failure?”
This makes it all the more surprising that Hart initially refused to issue a mea culpa and shared social media that the academy told either to apologize or replace Oscar’s host.
“I chose to send an apology,” said Hart. “The reason I passed is because I’ve taken this up several times.”
The production group behind the Oscars Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd together with the academy refused to comment when contacted by CNN. But it seems that others found Harts old tweets, they could also have – and prevention was about the issue.
The comedy pointed out that he “has gone on” and is “in a completely different space in my life.”
He also apologized for “feeding the internet role”.
The problem is that trolls were not those injured by the word of Hart or sought an apology.
Despite the many advances made by the LGBTQ community
We are no more after discrimination of that society than we are postracial.
And as comedian and actor Billy Eichner tweeted, “A simple authentic apology that shows some understanding or regret would have been so easy.”
“As I tweeted a few weeks ago, Hollywood still has a real problem with gay men,” Tweeted Eichner, who is gay. “On the surface, it may not look like it. Underneath it’s much more complicated.”
At that time Hart apologizes, it was late and in connection with his decision to resign from the host game.
Dear Oscar: Stop trying to print the envelope
“I apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past. I’m sorry I hurt people … I’m developing and wanting to keep doing it, “Heart tweeted. “My goal is to make people not tear us apart. A lot of love and appreciation for the academy. I hope we can meet again.”