In his new Netflix docuseries, “Kevin Hart: Don’t F―k This Up,” the comedian opened up about last year’s Oscar scandal when he steadfastly refused to apologize for past anti-gay tweets. You might recall that after receiving intense backlash online (and an ultimatum from the academy), he stepped down as the award ceremony’s host.
“What I thought was going to blow over ended up becoming a bigger mess than I expected,” he admitted. “Everybody is telling me my approach is wrong… There’s a lot of cooks in the kitchen but there’s only one person in the hot water.”
“What I thought [my behavior] was going to do, it did not do. The complete opposite happened,” he said in the interview.
Ultimately, Hart expressed his regret for causing people any hurt.C
“I missed an opportunity to say simply that I don’t condone any type of violence in any way, shape or form to anyone for being who they are,” he said. “I f–ked up. … Instead, I said, ‘I addressed it.’ I said, ‘I apologized.’ I said, ‘I talked about this already.’ I was just immature.”
“You can’t do it by yourself. You don’t let them do their jobs by being the defiant. When you’re wrong it’s going to hurt because you’re going to look back and go, ‘f–k, I should’ve listened.'”
Which is all well and good, I suppose, albeit a bit late.
But then, of course, he had to muck it all up and double down on his assholeness by belittling his trainer in a VERY TELLING scene.
The clip begins with Kevin asking Ron, “Do you think you’re wealthy?” Ron points out, “I had money before you and I’ll have money after you,” a sentiment he reiterates later in the argument. “If everything stopped, then, you’d survive?” Kevin asks him, referring to Ron’s current position as Kevin’s employee. Ron insists he would be fine, to which Kevin yells, “You’re a liar!” Kevin then relentlessly repeats the question “Do you have a home?” which Ron refuses to answer, instead expressing his outrage at Kevin’s insulting insinuations. Ron calls Kevin “dumb” multiple times as he dodges the question, which leads to the two of them engaging in a physical altercation.
this documentary made me lose so much respect for Kevin Hart. He is genuinely an asshole. I don’t care if you drunk or not, you do not have to talk to someone like that. “Without me, would you have a house?!” Like wtf? He lucky his trainer didn’t beat tf outta him. https://t.co/CfqKoAPk4f— de’ja. 🌟 (@og_deja) December 31, 2019
So Kevin Hart hates gay people, he cheated on his wife, and he talks to his trainer like he’s a lower species than him.— Motörgregg (@clinteldorado) December 30, 2019
Why the fuck do people like this guy again? What a sack of shit. https://t.co/1oj54rQ4wP