5 years ago, comedian Kevin Hart ruffled feathers in the LGBT community when he joked that his biggest fear is his son growing up gay.
5 years later, Hart is not backing down from his beliefs or apologizing for his honesty.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Hart said:
"It's about my fear. I'm thinking about what I did as a dad, did I do something wrong, and if I did, what was it? Not that I'm not gonna love my son or think about him any differently. The funny thing within that joke is it's me getting mad at my son because of my own insecurities — I panicked. It has nothing to do with him, it's about me. That's the difference between bringing a joke across that's well thought-out and saying something just to ruffle feathers."
"I wouldn't tell that joke today, because when I said it, the times weren't as sensitive as they are now. I think we love to make big deals out of things that aren't necessarily big deals, because we can. These things become public spectacles. So why set yourself up for failure?"
I'm not mad at him. HIV rates among the gay male population continues to soar. Gay males lead new HIV infections while the HIV infection rates for black women and heterosexuals have declined.
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