Reading the text of his "jokes" without having seen or heard them performed, they seem desperately unfunny. However, the issue is not one of quality. It seems that certain topics, certain targets are taboo. Remind you of anything?
Meanwhile at the Globes it was possible to spout utter nonsense about homosexuality but that was fine cos it was pro-gay, or anti-homophobic. As when Brad Simpson, the producer of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, made a pathetic attempt to lead the anti-Trump resistance when accepting the trophy for best miniseries:
Gianni Versace was killed 20 years ago. He was one of the very few public figures who was out during a time of intense hate and fear. Those forces of hate and fear are still with us. They tell us we should be scared of people who are different than us. They tell us we should put walls around ourselves.
The story of a gay fashion designer’s murder by a gay serial killer somehow strikes him as a lesson about the evils of homophobia and border enforcement. . .
And this "hatred" happened in . . . the dark days of the second Bill Clinton administration.
And Versace did have high walls around the massive Miami compound where he was murdered. He was killed on his own front steps by an out-of-town intruder, which doesn’t exactly seem like a parable about the benefits of open borders.
I'd prefer to listen to bad homophobic jokes that we can all despise than be be subjected to pompous, illogical lectures that distort the truth and conflate entirely different issues to make fatuous, dishonest, trendy points.
More nonsense from the permanently offended brigade , he made a few off colour comments on social nearly a decade ago , hardly the crime of te century. He has apologized and that should be it , move on. Let him host the Oscars and get the moral police to back off.
https://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/a...jokes-apology/"I will say this, and I want to make this very clear," he said.
"Once again, Kevin Hart apologises for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologise."
Addressing the jokes that caused the controversy, he added: "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.'"
If some famous body called Oprah a 'fat n!gger' 10 years ago and was now considered to host the Oscars (not that that would even be considered) This guy would be leading the charge to get that person, not only barred from the Oscars but lynched. Fair is fair, he should not be allowed host the oscars.
Lets be honest , some people in the LBGT community just like some feminists love having the persecution complex and are not content unless they playing the victim card over something or other.
This should be a nothing story.