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Recently Kevin Hart had the fastest announcement to denouncement of hosting the Oscars after being asked to apologize for offensive tweets in 2009-2010 that expressed homophobic feelings.
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Hart posted a video last week stating that the academy asked him to apologize or step down. He said, ”I’ve addressed this several times, this is not the first time that 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.”
He continued, “the same energy that went into finding those old tweets , could have have been the same energy to find the response to the questions that have been asked.” He feels we “reward internet trolls” and stands by his decision to not address the matter anymore.
As Hart stepped down, good friend Nick Cannon stepped up to find some very strong tweets that expressed harsh homophobic statements. Cannon found a tweet from Chelsea Handler, that read, ”This is what a fag bird likes like when he flexes,” in June of 2010.
Nick had time to find a tweet from Sarah Silverman in May 2010, saying “I don’t mean this in a hateful way but the new bachelorette’s a faggot”.
Even more recent, in 2012 Amy Schumer tweeting “Enjoy skyfall fags. I’m bout to get knee deep in Helen Hunt
It’s safe to say we all wish we had friends like Nick Cannon, who took some energy to defend his friend. This shows that the Kevin Hart isn’t the only one that has made a mistake, but that he’s the only receiving punishment… again.
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Nick Cannon Shows Receipts That Prove Kevin Hart Isn’t The Only Comedian With An Offensive Twitter Past was originally published on hiphopnc.com