Kevin Hart was slammed on social media after showing support to actor Jussie Smollett following the hate crime against him. It seems like people thought it was pretty ridiculous that a man who had a homophobia scandal was publicly supporting the gay star.
However, the comedian made sure to clap back, arguing that people can change and that he has.
As you may know, after Hart sent ‘prayers’ to Smollett in a tweet, he sparked some backlash.
But now, Kevin is defending himself against the trolls, saying: ‘I stand with a man in his time of hurt and of need by giving him heartfelt support and you take the time to harp on my 10 yr past that I have apologized for and moved on from by being a better person. Do you want change? If so I’m an example of what you want people to do…CHANGE!’
His response comes after TV writer Ira Madison reacted to his initial tweet, calling it his ‘funniest joke yet.’
The comedian gave up his 2019 Oscars hosting gig after some decade old homophobic posts resurfaced.
Regardless, after it was announced that Jussie Smollett was brutally attacked by a group of men who were shouting racial and homophobic slurs at him, Hart sent the fellow actor some love on Twitter: ‘Sending prayers your way @jussiesmollett ….This is unbelievably sad. Why are we going backwards….this is disgusting. We as people have to do better. WTF is going on the world???? Why…’
Reportedly, the attack that landed Smollett in the hospital was done by Donald Trump supporters wearing ski masks who supposedly told him ‘This is MAGA country’ before placing a noose around his neck.
Allegedly, Jussie also got a terrifying letter, mailed to Fox Studios in Chicago, written in cut out letters that read: ‘You will die black f**k.’