Just a day ago, fans were celebrating the news that comedian Kevin Hart would host the upcoming Oscars. Many were championing the opportunity for a black comedian to take the stage of one of the most prestigious events in Hollywood. But after only one day of drama and hysteria online, the Academy has fired Hart because of a secret from his past that resurfaced.
This is how our world works, these days. Public figures, especially entertainers, are being roasted over things they said years ago. We’re not talking about grand, political statements, but a few off-handed tweets. Some of them posted more than a decade ago.
Roseanne was enjoying historic success with her rebooted sitcom. But after just one ill-conceived tweet, she lost it all.
The acclaimed director of the Guardians of the Galaxy films, James Gunn, was fired from the best gig in show business after people unearthed tweets from 2011 and older.
It’s clear that if you say or do the wrong things — even from years ago — the mind-controlling, Big Brother, social justice mob will find them. They will expose your “wrongthink” to the world and demand your career be destroyed.
Now, it’s happening to rising star Kevin Hart. The comedy has carved out a huge career for himself. He went from appearing in sold-out stand up shows to the biggest hits at the box office. It was just announced that he would host the Oscars — one of the most popular gigs for a comedian to land.
But before the ink was even dried on the page, Kevin Hart has been forced to step down. Why? Because the pitch-fork-carrying social justice mob online discovered old tweets he made about gay people.
Despite the fact that he has repeatedly apologized for these jokes, even vowed to never make them again, he lost his gig. Chances are this drama will hurt him for years to come.
Comedian and A-list actor Kevin Hart announced early Friday morning that he “made the choice to step down” from hosting the 91st Academy Awards amid a backlash over the resurfacing of previous gay jokes and tweets.
“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” Kevin Hart tweeted. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”
“I’m sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy,” the Night School star added. “I hope we can meet again.” [Source: Breitbart]
I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
I'm sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) December 7, 2018
The controversy stems from perceived “homophobic” jokes he made in old comedy specials, as well as tweets going back as far as 2009. The comedian in recent years has apologized and steered clear of such content. But that’s not good enough for social justice warriors.
They demand anyone that thinks or speaks differently to them to be punished forever. Those of us who disagree must grovel at their feet for forgiveness, or suffer condemnation forever.
Just look at what’s happened to Hart. A few left-wing idiots online complained about his old jokes. That caused a major Hollywood organization to fire him. They were so fearful of the backlash from liberals on social media that they broke their contract with the man.
This does not bode well for his future career. Hollywood studios, TV networks, and other outlets might be too afraid to book him, after this drama. These companies are risk-averse; they don’t want to rock the boat, especially for their liberal buddies. And that’s not to mention those studios run by left-wing idiots. They’ll ban Hart just on principle.
GLAAD, the advocacy group for LGBTQ rights, said Thursday that it has reached out to Oscars broadcaster ABC, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts, and Sciences and Hart’s management to “discuss Kevin’s anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and record.”
Comedian and actor Billy Eichner was among those on social media who were disappointed with Hart’s response.
“This is not good. A simple, authentic apology showing any bit of understanding or remorse would have been so simple,” Eichner said. “Like I tweeted a few weeks ago, Hollywood still has a real problem with gay men. On the surface it may not look like it. Underneath, it’s far more complicated.” [Source: Breitbart]
It’s clear that social justice goons within the liberal community have made themselves the police of our culture. They decide if someone is “deserving” of success in this industry. Even a black man can be banned over years-old tweets—if this mob deems it so.
They don’t care about anything but collecting scalps. If that means destroying lives and careers, they’ll do it.
Just think, this is what they do to a liberal black man in their own industry. Imagine what they’ll do to us, if we let them. SHARE if you refuse to let LGBT social justice mobsters control your speech!