Nick Cannon Calls Out Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer, & Sarah Silverman’s Arguably Anti-Gay Jokes Following Kevin Hart’s Oscars Exit!

Following the outstanding drama surrounding Kevin Hart’s old anti-gay tweets, Nick Cannon has exposed three more comedians who definitely can’t host the Oscars.

As we reported last week, Hart stepped down as host of the 2019 Academy Awards after critics dug up homophobic jokes he tweeted from 2009 to 2011. The comedian said he chose to “pass” on the apology the Academy was asking him to make because he felt he had already addressed the issues in the past. (He did ultimately issue a “sincere” apology to the LGBT community along with his hosting resignation.)

A day later, Cannon defended his longtime friend and pointed out the hypocrisy of Outraged Twitter by reposting old tweets from Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, and Sarah Silverman that could also be perceived as homophobic — and asking where the backlash for them was.

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He shared:

The response was mixed, with some users challenging the Nickelodeon alum to audit his own tweets  — to which he replied:

Another Twitter user pointed out that the Wild N Out host blasted black men for being “homophobic” in the past, allegedly asking in 2012:

“Honest question: why are we as Black men so homophobic? If your best joke includes ‘gay’ or ‘F—’ you should be kicked of [sic] Twitter this ain’t the 3d grade!”

We should also point out that all three comediennes Cannon named have already gotten their fair share of backlash for their jokes at one point or another.

As some repliers noted, Silverman addressed her old jokes in multiple interviews before Cannon’s Twitter expose. She recently told Variety that it’s important for performers to hold themselves accountable so they can prove they’ve evolved, explaining:

“I feel like unless you can admit to those things, you can’t be changed by them and you can’t even forgive yourself for them.”

Hart said something similar in his initial non-apology video last week. 

The Sarah Silverman Program star didn’t directly respond to Cannon’s inquisition, but she retweeted a series of tweets from gay author Greg Hogbern, who argued that there’s a big difference between a noted LGBT ally (like Silverman, Handler, and Schumer) making an innocuous gay joke and a comedian mocking a community he has no history of supporting in jokes that “felt malicious” to many gay men:

Where do U stand on this, Perezcious readers? Are these jokes comparable?

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Dec 10, 2018 9:15am PDT