So, I won’t lie, son. Real talk, this post is going to piss some Black people off, man. But, the hypocrisy needs to stop, fam. Like, we can’t pick and choose what to be outraged over, bruh. The way I see it, a number of people are looking at this Kevin Hart situation the wrong way. All in all, everyone is allowed to grow and mature, brethren. However, everybody should also be held accountable for the shit that they say and do.
Ok, for those who missed it, Hart recently stepped down from hosting next year’s Academy Awards. Now, before I continue, let me say that I believe Hart should be allowed to host the Oscars. I mean, let’s be honest, son, he’s not the first celebrity to do something fuckerous. Shit, Woody Allen seems to be at the ceremony every fucking year, man. In any case, Hart felt the need to backdown after some of his old tweets popped up. Apparently, some years back, Hart let the jokes fly at the expense of gay people. Needless to say, folks weren’t happy about it, fam.
Now, here’s where my issue with Black people comes in. Look, let’s keep it a buck, bruh. If the internet found out that Amy Schumer was making a bunch of “nigger” jokes 10 years ago, no one would let her live, son. And rightfully so, man. On the real, in a situation like that, Black people wouldn’t accept her “I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’m a better person now” apology. Frankly, we wouldn’t believe her. So, if we wouldn’t be cool in that scenario, why should gay people be cool with Hart right now? To put it bluntly, we can’t excuse a dude for saying “fag” if we would roast someone else for saying “nigger.” A slur is a slur is a slur, fam.
With that being said, Nick Cannon‘s defense of Hart doesn’t hold a lot of water, bruh. Ok, yeah, he found evidence of White celebrities also using gay slurs. All I can say is, they should be held accountable too. In the future, if Schumer or Sarah Silverman are pegged to host an awards show, let’s bring these tweets back to life. In that hypothetical circumstance, they should have to step down as well. However, that doesn’t pardon Hart, son. Like, what do we want, man? Do we want to be right, or do we want to be able to get away with the same wrong shit as White people? In all seriousness, that’s the only question that Cannon seems to be asking, fam. Regardless of how folks feel, Hart was wrong for the shit that he said, bruh.
In the end, Black people have to stop being selective with our outrage, son. Ultimately, I think that Hart should still be allowed to host the Oscars. But, we need to stop downplaying what he said. By and by, gay slurs aren’t cool, man. At the end of the day, if we wouldn’t be okay with racial slurs, then we shouldn’t be okay with gay slurs, fam. All I know is, prejudice is prejudice, regardless of who it’s aimed at, bruh. That is all. LC out.
P.S. I need Kevin Hart to stop talking about other people’s “negative energy.” Real talk, anytime he gets caught doing some dumb shit, he always blames the “negative energy” of other individuals. Look, “negative energy” ain’t cause him to cheat on both of his wives. “Negative energy” ain’t cause him to freely use homophobic language. Nah, bruh, Hart just needs to own up to his shit, son. Hell, we all fuck up, man. Just eat that shit and move on, fam. Good day.