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Kevin Hart Once Again Apologizes To The LGBTQ Community Amid Oscars Controversy!

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One more time for the outraged gays in the back! 
Kevin Hart decided to once again address his anti-gay joke controversy and Oscars host fallout on his SiriusXM radio show Monday, making it clear that he’s super sorry for saying things that hurt members of the LGBTQ community.
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On the most recent episode of Straight to the Hart, he offered:

“I will say this, and I want to make this very clear. Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologize.”

The comedian’s latest apology was an overture to a lengthy segment on the show where he dissected the entire controversy — including the homophobic jokes that first sparked the outrage. He insisted:

“I want to say that I have no problem with gay people. I don’t have a homophobic bone in my body. I want you to be happy, be gay, be happy. And then I say as a heterosexual male, if I can do something to stop my son… that’s where the joke starts!”

The Night School star then explored his old habit of tweeting out anti-gay comments, yet again defending himself with the argument that he didn’t know any better at the time:

“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**k! This is wrong now.”

Later in his testimony, Hart reminded listeners that he’s since evolved into a more sensitive, gay-friendly performer and has vowed to “erase” all traces of homophobia-laced humor from social media. He continued:

“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 s**t hurt because of what I’ve been through.’ So then we say, ‘Hey, man, as a group, let’s erase this s**t. Hey, let’s not do this. We don’t post this s**t on social media.'”

Interesting defense, considering the 39-year-old waited until after being named the 2019 Oscars host to erase his many homophobic jokes.
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Technically, this is Hart’s third apology for his comments since they resurfaced late last year. The actor also apologized in early December when he first announced he was turning down the Academy’s officer to host the Oscars. He later apologized during his appearance on Ellen last week — an interview that sparked backlash of its own.
Hart’s critics have dubbed his apologies not sincere enough to warrant forgiveness. Will a third apology be the charm, or is too little too late for the performer?
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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Jan 08, 2019 07:40am PDT