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Ellen DeGeneres Seemingly Responds to Kevin Hart Interview Backlash

Ellen DeGeneres Seemingly Responds to Kevin Hart Interview Backlash

Ellen DeGeneres is facing some backlash for defending Kevin Hart and asking him to host the Oscars after stepping down due to resurfaced, homophobic tweets.

Among some of the things Ellen said in her interview with Kevin, she added, “As a gay person, I am sensitive to all of that. You’ve already expressed that it’s not being educated on the subject, not realizing how dangerous those words are, not realizing how many kids are killed for being gay or beaten up every day.”

Ellen also added, “You have grown, you have apologized, you are apologizing again right now. You’ve done it. Don’t let those people win — host the Oscars.”

“But for you to be the bigger man and to not pay attention — There are so many haters out there. Whatever is going on on the internet, don’t pay attention to them. That’s a small group of people being very, very loud,” she added.

Many took offense to Ellen‘s words, calling those offended by the homophobic tweets, “haters.” See what Ellen tweeted on Friday…

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  • http://gayamericaninargentina.blogspot.com.ar/ JJ THE EXPAT

    As a member of the LGBT community, I can honestly say that people need to learn the word “forgiveness.” We have to accept the fact that people are capable of learning from their mistakes. We can’t keep shooting people down for all the bad things they’ve said 10 years ago or 20 years ago. This guy has gone on record to say that he was wrong and he apologized. I don’t see why we can’t be open to giving people chances anymore. It’s sad.

  • http://gayamericaninargentina.blogspot.com.ar/ JJ THE EXPAT

    As a member of the LGBT community, I can honestly say that people need to learn the word “forgiveness.” We have to accept the fact that people are capable of learning from their mistakes. We can’t keep shooting people down for all the bad things they’ve said 10 years ago or 20 years ago. This guy has gone on record to say that he was wrong and he apologized. I don’t see why we can’t be open to giving people chances anymore. It’s sad.

  • Fastidious Robot

    I agree 100%, and I think that’s Ellen’s basic point.

  • Kee FRIEND Leichtle

    I agree

  • Gina

    Jimmy Kimmel did a blackface skit, never apologized and went on to host the Oscars…twice.

  • jh7058622

    She’s right though. What else do people want from him his first born son?

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    lmfaoo GOOD! they’re BOTH annoying af

  • Seriously

    Can someone please point me to where he has ever genuinely apologized?

  • Andrea92

    Bottom line is I don’t understand why people who made racist comments are scarred for life while people who are homophobic are supposed to be forgiven automatically whenever they give a half-assed apology.. The bias!

  • Jared M. Bobak

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dtzjt7dXQAARN0I.jpg

    “…I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past”

    I dont know why people are saying he hasnt apologized. Just because you dont find it acceptable doesnt make it not an apology.

  • Seriously

    And he followed this up with an imaginary conspiracy theory about how the “haters” were out to get him. Apparently, he’s the real victim. LOL.

  • Seriously

    They want him to stop claiming HE is the real victim.

  • Jared M. Bobak

    he still apologized. its okay if you dont accept it, just stop saying it didnt happen. trump would say that.

  • Seriously

    Here’s a long breakdown of Hart’s history of ” apologies” so you can have a better understanding of where his most recent apology came from. There are literally dozens of articles just like it if you’d like me to post them.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/01/kevin-hart-ellen-oscars-and-phantom-apology/579475/

    https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/kevin-hart-homophobic-tweets-apologies-ellen-degeneres.html

  • Jared M. Bobak

    I have seen them. Doesnt change the fact that he totally apologized and people are pretending he didn’t literally say “I apologize” which he clearly did.

    you, and anyone else, dont have to like it, but it fucking happened.

  • Seriously

    LOL. I apologize, but I’m the real victim here and people are out to destroy me tis technically using the phrase I apologize, but it is not a real apology. That has essentially been his M.O. since day 1. He apologizes and then immediately steps all over it with his whole I’m the victim schtick. Apologies are only apologies if the person actually means they are truly sorry.

  • jh7058622

    Doubt it. How was him apologizing for what he did and saying he grew from it equate to him playing a victim? You’re only proving him more right by trying to be this obstinate to his multiple apologies.

  • Jared M. Bobak

    hey, I quoted his apology and he did not say that he was the real victim. Learn to read or stop responding, dipshit.

  • Seriously

    Name-calling is always a winning argument. LOL.

    Hart has been whining on Twitter and Instagram for WEEKS about how he’s a victim and how people were conspiring to destroy his career and brand sponsorships etc.

    Sorry, this is a conspiracy is NOT an apology.

    Don’t even get me started on all of the awful things he’s said about women that he’s never apologized for.

    He’s a jackass who makes bad decisions. It’s not more complicated that than. Just ask his wife. He got caught cheating on her weeks before she gave birth to their child.

  • Jared M. Bobak

    It is an apology, its one you dont accept. Stop replying like you have a legitimate argument. He has said terrible things about women like nearly every comedian of the last 50 years. Chris Rock hosted in 2016, where was your outrage then? Dipshit

  • Seriously

    Everybody does it so it’s totally OK. That’s your argument. LOL.

    I’m guessing Rock would not have taken 7 attempts to get this right. Wait until Monday, when DeGenerous goes on her apology tour. I predict it won’t take her 7 attempts either.

    The only dipshit here is Hart. Have a nice day…Kevin.

  • Seriously

    He follows up every apology with his victimhood claims, which negates his apology. How has he grown?