Kevin Hart’s been having a rough time lately. Besides breaking his spine in three places after a recent car accident, the actor and comedian has also come under fire for comments he made during an appearance during HBO’s “The Shop: Interrupted.”
— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) September 4, 2019
“He said he was gay. So what!” said Hart during the conversation.
Hart seems to be saying it’s no big deal to be gay, but many saw his words as just another instance of homophobia.
When asked why he thought he needed to come out when he did, Lil Nas X said, “It’s not that it’s like (I’m) being forced…. Knowing like, growing up… I’m growing up to hate this sh-t.”
Hart says “Hate what?”
“Homosexuality. Gay people,” Nas answered.
Hart asked “why?” barely giving Nas a chance to talk.
Lil Nas X then took Hart down, saying “C’mon now.. . if you’re really from the hood you’d know.”
Kevin Hart acting like he doesn’t know why Lil Nas X would be scared to come out is like someone who stole the thing you lost helping you look for it. https://t.co/ZmfRNMktel
— maybe: Phillip H (@MajorPhilebrity) September 4, 2019
“Sadly we DO have to ‘announce’ it. But straight people announce it to. They’ll casually mention ‘my girlfriend’ or ‘my wife.’ They have pictures of their family on the desk (to remind us they’ve had sex) and take out announcements about their engagements in the news paper,” said @doctorjasun.
People applauded Lil Nas X for holding his ground.
“I’m just in love with Lil Nas X, look at how he handled being in a room full of homophobic snakes. The class he has. The flavor he has. I love it,” says @mindlesssheep_.
Kevin Hart really thought he could rattle Lil Nas X, a veteran of Barb twitter
— JP (@jpbrammer) September 4, 2019