It has not been a good week for comedian/actor Kevin Hart. After being his car accident earlier this week, he is now getting slammed for comments to Lil’ Nas X about his coming out experience on HBO’S ‘The Shop’!
Lil’ Nas X is receiving accolades for his appearance on HBO’s The Shop, where he opened up about his decision to publically share his sexual orientation earlier this year.
In the second episode of the show’s second season, the “Old Town Road” rapper was asked why he felt was it necessary to come out as gay in today’s world, to which actor and comedian Kevin Hart quickly responded, “He said he was gay! So, what?”
Hart, who was hospitalized Sunday after sustaining back injuries in a car crash, is now getting backlash for appearing to downplay the rapper’s experience.
“I’m growing up to hate this s—t [homosexuality],” the 20-year-old rapper told television program creator Paul Rivera and a seemingly perplexed Hart.
“Hate what?” Hart asked the young musician twice. “Hate what?”
“Homosexuality, gay people,” the rapper replied. “Come on now. If you really from the hood, you know,” the continued, after the comedian continued to question his response.
This is not the first time Hart has been viewed in connection with anti-gay sentiment. In December, the 39-year-old comedian resigned from his job hosting the Oscars host after “insensitive” remarks he made about the gay LGBTQ community resurfaced online.
“I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,” Hart tweeted after announcing he would not be hosting the 2019 Academy Awards.
Before the end of the episode, Hart told Lil Nas X — born Montero Lamar Hill — that he should “in no way, shape, or form” not have he have to justify his sexuality. However, viewers of Tuesday’s now-viral clip from that episode have taken to social media to call out the comedian, describing his response as “homophobic” and “gaslighting.”
Social media LIT UP dragging Hart for his words…while praising Lil’Nas X!
It’s sad that KEVIN had to ask what the ‘so what’ was..he has JOKED about the ‘so whats’ on many occasions…and that in itself is problematic….