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Kevin Hart Responds To Backlash After Old Homophobic Tweets Resurface

Kevin Hart is now in the hot seat after some old, homophobic tweets resurfaced.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Hart has been constantly on the move, he’s recently signed off on several major film deals, and he was just announced as the host for the 2019 Academy Awards. But his past seems to be haunting him as tweets from between 2009 and 2011 that include Hart saying he wouldn’t want a gay son have cycled their way back to the forefront on social media.

“Yo 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 wrote in one message. In another from 2010, he tweeted someone’s profile pic looks “like a gay bill board for AIDS.” He also used the derogatory term “fag” in another instance. Rather than apologize for his insensitivity, he instead mentioned the “craziness” in the world and said that he evolved into a better person.

“I swear man, our world is becoming beyond crazy. I’m not gonna let the craziness frustrate me or anger me, especially when I’ve worked hard to get to the mental space that I am at now,” Hart, who is laying shirtless in bed, begins. “My team calls me, ‘Oh my God, Kevin, the world is upset about tweets you did years ago. Oh my God.’” He continued, “Guys — I’m almost 40 years old. If you don’t believe that people change, grow, evolve as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you. If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify or explain their past, then do you. I’m the wrong guy, man. I’m in a great place — a great mature place where all I do is spread positivity. If you’re not doing that, you’re not on my page.” He ended his message telling people he loves everybody.

Hart recalled making a gay joke in an interview last year with Parade saying, “I had one gay joke in my career and it was about my son at a birthday party, and it was before things got as P.C. as they are now.” As for the backlash he said, “I get it… At the end of the day, people are people, attacking is attacking.”

 

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Stop looking for reasons to be negative…Stop searching for reasons to be angry….I swear I wish you guys could see/feel/understand the mental place that I am in. I am truly happy people….there is nothing that you can do to change that…NOTHING. I work hard on a daily basis to spread positivity to all….with that being said. If u want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what u find that is fine with me. I’m almost 40 years old and I’m in love with the man that I am becoming. You LIVE and YOU LEARN & YOU GROW & YOU MATURE. I live to Love….Please take your negative energy and put it into something constructive. Please….What’s understood should never have to be said. I LOVE EVERYBODY…..ONCE AGAIN EVERYBODY. If you choose to not believe me then that’s on you….Have a beautiful day

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One comment

  1. Kevin is hiilarious snowflake.. getting mad at people pointing him as homophobe he is… has been that always and still is… has not changed… what a special snowflake

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