In defense of Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon came out recently to reveal industry hypocrisy, following the comedian’s ejection from duties as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards.
As it was previously reported, Kevin was relieved from his position after several outlets and Twitter users began unearthing old jokes and supposedly homophobic tweets. The Academy left Kevin with a simple ultimatum, either apologize to the people online or stand-down as the 2019 Academy Award’s host.
On Instagram, Mr. Hart said he had refused to apologize to the Academy because, in Kevin’s words, he has addressed his controversial tweeting more than once. A day earlier, Kevin explained to his followers that people are merely looking for things to be upset and negative about.
Nick Cannon pointed out the hypocrisy of celebrity culture when he pointed to tweets from female stars like Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, and Sarah Silverman, who have all used similar premises and slurs.
This is what a fag bird likes like when he flexes. http://tweetphoto.com/26898127
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) June 12, 2010
In one tweet from Chelsea Handler, shared by the ex-partner of Mariah Carey, Chelsea wrote, “this is what a f*g bird looks like when he flexes.” Silverman, in 2010, said the new Bachelorette was a “f****t.”
I dont mean this in a hateful way but the new bachelorette's a faggot
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 25, 2010
Schumer also referred to Skyfall fans as “f*gs,” and said she would be going to see Helen Hunt in The Sessions instead. Schumer’s joke was in relation to the James Bond flick, Skyfall, one of the biggest films of the year in 2012.
Enjoy skyfall fags. I'm bout to get knee deep in Helen Hunt #thesessions
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) November 12, 2012
In 2012, Nick said he would refuse using the word “f*g” any more, as well as “gay,” due to the offensiveness and “lack of creativity.” However, social media users have pointed out some of his tweets too.
In 2017, Nick was relieved of his position as host of America’s Got Talent after eight seasons due to NBC believing he had “disparaged” the reputation of their company. Nick made racially charged jokes in a Showtime special.
In 2014, Nick caused problems when he wore “whiteface” as a promotion for his latest album. He explained his actions as though it was ok and moral for him to wear “whiteface” due to the fact the term is not rooted in historical oppression.