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Kevin Hart Apologizes for His Past Anti-LGBTQ Comments

January 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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As previously reported, Kevin Hart was recently criticized for his past jokes, which were seen as homophobic and anti-LGBTQ, which led to him stepping down as the scheduled host of the Academy Awards. The Hollywood Reporter states that Hart issued an apology for his past comments on his Straight From the Hart podcast this week. Below are some highlights from the podcast:

Hart apologizing for his remarks: “Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologize.”

Hart on going over his past remarks: “I really had to dive into the whole thing, even the tweets. These weren’t words that I said to gay individuals. I didn’t say these words to people, at the time, this was our dumb asses on Twitter going back and forth with each other. We thought it was okay to talk like that, because that’s how we talked to one another. In that, you go, f***! This is wrong now.”

Hart on being more aware of how his words make people feel: “Now we’re in a space where I’m around people of the LGBTQ community, and I’m now aware of how these words make them feel, and why they say, ‘That shit hurt because of what I’ve been through.’So then we say, ‘Hey, man, as a group, let’s erase this shit,'” Hart continued. “‘Hey, let’s not do this. We don’t post this shit on social media.'”