In a new interview with The Sunday Times, actor comedian Kevin nHart said he “personally doesn’t give a s—” about cancel culture before speaking about it at length:
“If somebody has done something truly damaging then, absolutely, a consequence should be attached,” Hart said. “But when you just talk about… nonsense? When you’re talking, ‘Someone said! They need to be taken [down]!’ Shut the f— up! What are you talking about?”
“When did we get to a point where life was supposed to be perfect?” he said. “Where people were supposed to operate perfectly all the time? I don’t understand. I don’t expect perfection from my kids. I don’t expect it from my wife, friends, employees. Because, last I checked, the only way you grow up is from f—ing up. I don’t know a kid who hasn’t f—ed up or done some dumb s—.”
Hart went on to say that comics can’t truly express themselves openly for fear of getting canceled:
“You’re thinking that things you say will come back and bite you on the ass,” he said. “I can’t be the comic today that I was when I got into this.”
Regarding his past tweets, Hart said people can “go ahead” and pull them up.
“There is nothing I can do. You’re looking at a younger version of myself,” he said. “A comedian trying to be funny and, at that attempt, failing. Apologies were made. I understand now how it comes off. I look back and cringe. So it’s growth. It’s about growth.”
And that’s probably the last we’ll be blogging about Kevin Hart.
(via EW; photo: MediaPunch)