Kevin Hart

A New York Times editor defended embattled comedian Kevin Hart who stepped down as host of the 2019 Academy Awards amid backlash over his old tweets that were insulting to the ghey community.

In a deleted tweet from 2011, Hart wrote: "Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I'm going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice 'stop that's gay."

Hart announced early Friday morning that he "made the decision to step down" from hosting the 91st annual Academy Awards. He also apologized twice to anyone he may have offended.

In an opinion piece published in Friday's edition of the NY Times, editor Susan Fowler defended Hart, saying the social media uproar over his old tweets from 2009-2011 sets "unattainable" standards.

"In holding people accountable for their old views -- even ones they realized were wrong and apologized for -- we are setting standards that nobody can meet," Fowler wrote.

Putting herself in Hart's shoes, she wrote,

"I want to have the chance to realize what I’ve done, change my view, correct the mistake and learn from it. I'm pretty sure that every one of you, if put in the hot seat, would want the same."

She specifically addressed the current environment on social media, where people in glass houses throw stones at those who make mistakes that are part of being human.

"The truth is, we are all guilty. Can you name a person who has not lied, said something inappropriate or hurt another? I can't," she wrote. "We must be careful about the world we are creating in the age of social media, especially since there’s no turning back."

The public backlash over Hart's old tweets is just one example of the court of public opinion running amok online. Another example is the social media uproar over Nicki Minaj's new boyfriend Kenny Petty, whose criminal record was published on blogs and dragged through the mud on social media over the weekend.

Nicki's fans flooded her timeline with comments about her poor judgment and questionable character.

True, Petty was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl -- but he was also 16 when the crime was committed in 1995. He served his time and he paid his debt to society.

GLAAD (formerly Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) said Hart "missed a real opportunity" by stepping down as host of the Oscars. GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement that Hart should have "stepped up" and used his platform to build "unity and awareness" about the ghey community.

"The Academy has recently made significant strides in featuring diverse talent onstage and they should now double down on that commitment as they look for a new host," Ellis added.

In other words, the Academy should consider an openly ghey or transgender host for the 91st annual Oscar Awards.

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  • Trey

    stay off social media....its actually that simple

  • Phillybruh

    Or when your 29 think about what you are about to Press send on.

  • Phillybruh

    I hear the replacement is Hasan Manaj that's just what I heard.

  • Yardgirl

    I am truly over all of this BUT we all need to realize that even though there are consequences to all of our actions, the punishment differs by race. Case in point, this morning I see were the ex-Baylor Frat president got a plea deal on a rape he committed. He gets no jail time and does not have to register as a sex offender after completing his 3 year probation.
    -------------->>>> exit blog

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Everyone has said ish they shouldn’t have said on social media especially celebrities. I bet they wouldn’t have made a white apologize. I like how Nick Cannon pulled out the receipts.

  • jason rite

    Kevin , Kevin,Kevin you work for people who sleep with animals!Don't mess with these crazy azz Neanderthals and their evil ways,

  • jason rite

    because he's white! Whity can do no wrong!!

  • dru and neil

    I don’t even like Kevin Hart and can acknowledge that this went too far. We’d all be toast if some of the things we’ve said or done in the past were made public.

  • iWasteTime

    They'll have some one white in 2 weeks, and say "We Tried" .. lol

  • ohdearme

    This is so misleading, this was an "Opinion" piece NOT an endorsement, there's a difference here. It pays to read an article, meaning go beyond the headline! The NYT's isn't defending Kevin at all.

  • Rayne

    Every thought that I have doesn’t have to be broadcast.

  • ohdearme

    ESPECIALLY when you hope that ALL people from ALL walks of live will support your efforts! Thing is this is an opinion piece NOT the NYT's defending him. Some people want to twist the facts.

  • KcoolMuziq

    "The Academy should consider an openly ghey or transgender host for the 91st annual Oscar Awards."

    Didn't Ellen host The Oscars a few years ago?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    What they are going to do is pay some Q list comedian that nobody really likes (JB Smooth gargle mouf ass perhaps?) a lot of money to be the "black replacement"

  • Phillybruh

    I mean the pool of comedians that come from the Daily Show are pretty decent and can pull off that type of hosting. Regardless of the drama I thought the Oscars was too big a gig for him.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Just let the social media go chile ... I swear it saved me ..... be trying to tell folks ... That place is thee devil

  • Blaque Mahogany

    1. So this article is an op-ed. It's not really the NYT defending him.

    2. More people are defending a 30 yr old man's tweets, than were defending an abused 16 yr old girl's actions. "It was 5/6 years ago-- people change".

    3. LGBTQ are a truly "protected" class.

    4. Idc about the Oscars, Kevin Hart, the next host, etc.

  • Dowoop

    Why are we still talking about this?

  • xenaD

    Ok.. true, he paid his debts to society(Nicki’s man) but more details are coming out. The Predator used a weapon on the teen which is why he had to register. And Kevin, please ok. They are definitely dragging it. ?????

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So it's too much to ask people to respect others and not be an a-hole even on twitter?
    I guess it makes sense since Trump is president so yeah America's standards are in the gutter.

  • iWasteTime

    I'm saying they are going to find something about Manaj and it'll be another brown face gone. They could have asked Trevor ...

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Agreed. However, I have decided that I am personally not defending or protecting anyone that would not do the same for me. I will allow those that you truly care about to defend you. Ironically, it's usually people like Kevin that seem to forget there are different rules for different folks. But he gon' learn today!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But he did make them public by publishing it on twitter plus people are saying that it was supposed to be comedy?
    Violence against a child is NEVER funny.
    Like the old saying goes--don't write anything down that you don't want to be seen on a billboard

  • Phillybruh

    I guess you could, but on his Netflix show he kinda tackles everything he's that kind of comic. So it would be like a mute point to even try.

  • Nisey

    This is really getting boring... How many damn years ago was that? GET OVER IT ALREADY...To damn sensitive. People can't have opinions anymore and write about it!! GTFOH

  • Rayne

    Girl I only have fun because of my distant relatives so that they can see my son. My friends are not on my fb. Ion need everybody in my business. I told them this is only for my family. No friend requests please cause I don’t accept them.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Were his social media accounts reviewed before he was offered the position?

    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I agree with you about race being an issue but you're comparing apples and oranges.

    Committing violence against a child should never be considered comedy.

    But I really wish we could open up a discussion about why black people are so sensitive when it comes to any mention of homosexuality.

    There was a dude on one of Roland's podcasts who tried to discuss it as part of the Kevin Hart situation but he got cut off.

  • Peace

    They wanted Kevin to promote gay rights and say he would be hsppy if his son came out as gay like Magic.

    They had a script .They dont care what his personal beliefs are .The gay movement is an abomination. Live your life people .
    They cannot continue to bully the public just do them. Nobody cares or has to .
    They try to inflict ill will on anyone with a different moral belief system from theirs

    Glad Kevin stood his ground. I think the whole thing was to use Kevin to draw publicity to increase viewership and ratings.

  • Phillybruh

    I mean they aren't really defending the joke because it really wasn't funny. They are defending him being homophobic which baffles me..

  • Connie

    But I really wish we could open up a discussion about why black people are so sensitive when it comes to homosexuality.
    ~~~~~~
    I read somewhere that it trickled down from slavery when slave masters use to rape black men before their women and children in order to emasculate them

  • Phillybruh

    If they weren't I'm certain his people either scrubbed his accounts or have an apology ready to go for such an opportunity.

  • sherri2016

    I personally have nothing against gay people but i wouldn't want my child to be gay either

  • FukkFolks2018

    In other words, the Academy should consider an openly ghey or transgender host for the 91st annual Oscar Awards

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    The last time Ellen hosted was the last time I even half way watched too. It was funny. Last I checked aint she gay as hell? They should see if she is busy.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ellen-degeneres-oscar-selfie-tops-757364

  • Renee26

    Dang Nicki made her way into this post too... Obsessed much?? ?

  • Miss3rdWard

    It's too much to demand apologies from people for something they said nearly a decade ago and already apologized for. I'm from the "I said what I said" tribe. I said it and I felt how I felt when I said it. Now, if I realize I'm wrong later on, be it 5 minutes or 5 years, then I have no problem sincerely apologizing. But I be damned if I apologize over and over again FOREVER, which is what this seems to be leading up to. Smh.

  • TruthshallsetUFree!!!!

    Social media is creating a bunch of overly opinionated cyber bullies who would never say anything they post in person!!

  • Renee26

    Say it witcha chest! ?

  • Peppermint Patty

    Sandra and her word choice.....~the embattled comedian~.....that tickles me for some reason based on googled synonyms alone

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Kevin Hart?

  • Phillybruh

    That was funnier than the joke he tried to tweet...lol

  • BingBangBoom

    True

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.
    I have never had a twitter account or an Instagram account.
    I only had a Facebook account briefly because someone took a picture of me and told me the only way I could retrieve it was if I got it from his Facebook account.
    I got off after realizing that most of the people were collecting friends.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Because they are homophobic.

  • FukkFolks2018

    What is that about??? Im starting to be confused

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That really doesn't make sense because homosexuality shows up in every human society all over the planet (even in animals) and usually in the same proportions so I doubt homosexuality was created during slavery.

  • Soda

    Apparently Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, and Chelsea Handler were excused because "We also knew the history and backgrounds of these women. They used their massive platforms to help us long before marriage equality. And continue to do so. I can’t say the same for Kevin Hart. I can't find a history of helping at risk LGBT youth. To be honest, his tweets and his stand-up gig saying he’d ‘do anything not to have a gay son,' made me bristle. In short, it *felt malicious." from Greg Hogben, the gay author of My Daughter's Army. https://www.advocate.com/women/2018/12/10/why-sarah-silverman-can-say-fg-and-kevin-hart-cant

  • Coy little wink

    So who gonna host the Oscars that nobody watches anyway?

  • SpillyNillie

    She's absolutely right.

    But these GLAAD folks really need to sit down. People shouldn't have to apologize or filter their opinion out of fear that GLAAD and others alike will "come for them."

    GLAAD should use their platform to assist families that are dealing with children under the age of 15 that's proclaiming to be gay. Do your work there. We've read too many stories about adolescents killing themselves because they were considered or considered themselves gay. Make an impact instead of a damn statement.

    They (GLAAD) are getting on my damn nerves...

  • Phillybruh

    Black People Homophobes...Nooooooo :(

  • Phillybruh

    Because they haven't found the apology from 10 yrs ago.

  • Renee26

    Auntie has a new obsession... She must've hopped in her DMs with a prescription pad to entice Nicki ?

  • TruthshallsetUFree!!!!

    ?

  • Nik

    All of this going back in the past and digging up old bones is getting old. If people are really about personal growth, their ideas will (or should) change as they mature. This ish reminds me of the movie Minority Report where people were arrested for what they were about to do, except this is in reverse. We all need to watch what we say, how, when, and to whom, but to worry about a statement made almost a decade ago that may not reflect the speaker's current sentiments is foolishness to me. On a final note, knowing how social media grows legs with people's statements and runs, there's no longer any excuse for people to not know to be more responsible with what they put out to the world. And hellz yes, a double standard exists with who can get away with saying what.

  • Nik

    It's an alternate world that people have made more real than the real. It's a technological rabbit hole.

  • RespectSelf

    Let's keep this same energy ACROSS THE BOARD. I see a lot of black folks that do not agree with this, but then black folks want to cancel folks who make comments about black people 10 plus years ago.

  • Nik

    People are majoring in minors. We live in a world now where people are not comfortable if you don't agree with their views. I can see the danger in putting certain statements out there as when they accumulate it can create a negative perception that will influence people against the targeted party. I get that. However, going way into someone's past and looking for reasons to X them out unless they get on board with their agenda is taking things to far. That's straight bullying.

  • Nik

    Girl, huuuush!! I love me some JB Smoove!!! LMBO@Q list comedian.

  • Connie

    I was responding to "why black people are so sensitive when it comes to homosexuality"

  • Wyteprivilege

    Why are be being so basic about this? Jewish and Gay (specifically White people who are gay) dollars own Hollywood. NOT Black people!

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Nyt is nothing but hypocrites

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I couldn't see Kevin's sawed off a$$ telling me ( I'm 6'2 300lbs) that 'joke' to my face.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So if a politician was running for president tweeted that he hated black people and wished they would die a decade ago you don't think it would be relative?

  • YellowSauce

    This actually supports my comments on this topic in the last post ... There is no way digging up 7 year old tweets should be considered sane and speaks to the desperation of the digger to have to even go back that far because there wasn't anything recent .... it also supports me saying he wasn't forced he made the decision and could have and should have kept his position .... all he had to do was apologize host and grab his bag w/o going back and forth with anyone ... we are giving these organizations AND social media too much power ... they were trying to basically blackmail this man to try to advocate for their agenda and tried to use old tweets to bully him ... he apologizes for everything but this country elected the biggest unapologetic offender of the "free world" and he still somehow got elected and is our president ... but Kevin had to give up a hosting gig for something he said almost 10 years ago? ... I'm so sick of the hypocrisy of this country ... its sickening ... I never watch but I would have this year because of him

  • MJ

    He’s a comedian. Redd Fox and Richard Pryor could never have even come to be in today’s climate of PC madness.

  • Phillybruh

    Not true, he's not their type of comedian. Some can pull off that joke and explain the why and he just isn't that kind of comedian.

  • Pitty Patty

    I have a serious question.

    What's wrong with not wanting a gay son? What's wrong with not wanting a special needs child? What's wrong with not wanting a fat child or a dumb child or an ugly child? All of these things no parent really wants when we are thinking about having kids. Yeah you love them unconditionally, but deep down you are going to always feel like you did something wrong or could have did something different. I say this as a parent who's child was born with a skin condition. People stare at her. Kids make fun of her. I'm have to over protect her and constantly tell her she's beautiful...

    People need to be honest and stop with the fake social justice bullshyt.

    Most parents don't want a gay son. Its just not politically correct to say...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But black people all over the planet seem to be extremely homophobic.

    If you are gay in some parts of Africa you could be killed and many people from the Caribbean have the same negative attitude toward gays but many of them were never slaves or descendants of slaves

  • Phillybruh

    Nothing is wrong with it, But I'm not going to bash my special needs child over the head with his crutches for acting special needs.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Saying that you're going to physically hurt someone isn't comedy.

    I've never found Kevin Hart funny--corny yes, funny no.
    As far as Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor neither was allowed to perform in certain clubs in their day and if they were they had to use the back door.
    Today's comics can thank today's climate of PC madness that they aren't similarly disrespected.

  • Guess Who

    Absolutely NOTHING wrong with not wanting a gay son. What parent would?

  • OvertheMississippi

    I count my blessings everyday for the "small" things. I thank God that my kids aren't awkward also.

  • Dun Dilly

    Hollywood GAy community will PUNK you if they can. Lil Kev from Philly wasn't about that ...so he bounced. SALUTE.

  • Miss3rdWard

    That's not a good nor comparable example. But, given the position he's trying to obtain, he would have a lot of explaining to do. He could apologize. He could point to direct examples that show that he has grown and/or changed his opinion. It would be up to "the people" to make a choice of whether or not to believe him. But no, he would not have to apologize forever. And why use a hypothetical question? I do believe all sorts of old (and recent) drama and every "-ism" was dug up with Trump, and he is indeed the President. I did not vote for him. He's shown no signs of altering his opinion or position with something that I can align myself with. But my position remains the same, no one should have to apologize forever. Time and experience changes a lot.

  • Candance

    NO! Not build an awareness about the gay community. Spread awareness about how making a joke, that even gay people probably laughed at, 7 years ago does not dictate his views on a particular subject. Apologize if he feels the need to but to use the platform for gay awareness is not it! The message should be watch what you put online!

  • Candance

    Totally agree!!!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    "The public backlash over Hart's old tweets is just one example of the court of public opinion running amok online. Another example is the social media uproar over Nicki Minaj's new boyfriend Kenny Petty, whose criminal record was published on blogs and dragged through the mud on social media over the weekend"

    -------------------------------

    I assume Sandra is on vacation, because the Sandra I know would NOT be caping for a CHILD RAPIST and MURDERER.

    Petty KILLED A MAN in cold blood!. Three bullets to the stomach at CLOSE RANGE. How in HELL are you mentioning a MURDERER in the same breath as Kevin?

    Kevin joking about not wanting his son to be gay is NOT comparable to what Nicki's boyfriend did. MURDER IS THE WORST CRIME A HUMAN BEING CAN COMMIT. But a father having an OPINIONabout how he wants his son to live his life is NOT A CRIME. Why do you insist upon lumping these two divergent stories together?

  • NeverSurprised

    Absolutely correct!

    No straight father wants a homosexual son. I use the word "homosexual" because the word "gay" sanitizes the issue. "Homosexual" is a reminder of what Kevin's son would ACTUALLY BE ENGAGING IN with another man. No straight father wants to envision his son being either the pitcher or catcher in that scenario. And that is the absolute truth.

  • NeverSurprised

    "GLAAD CEO and president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement that Hart should have "stepped up" and used his platform to build "unity and awareness" about the ghey community."
    -----------------

    Translation: Kevin should have said he would be "happy" with his son being gay. THAT is the only message GLAAD would find acceptable. And this Hitlerian Mob has ONE definition of "unity" -- that EVERY SINGLE PERSON thinks and speaks as THEY DEMAND on the issue of the perversion that is homosexuality.

  • NeverSurprised

    And for no apparent reason, since her situation has NO RELATIONSHIP to Kevin's.

  • JENNYJONES1

    CONTINUED SITUATIONS LIKE THIS MAKE PEOPLE HATE GAY PEOPLE, THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY B/C KISSING THEIR SENSITIVE ASS IS BEING FORCED DOWN OUR THROATS OR WE ARE CONSIDERED HOMOPHOBIC AND INFRINGING ON THEIR RIGHTS. I GUARANTEE IF BLACK PEOPLE WERE ONLY GAY/LGBTQ WE WOULDN'T BE HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS B/C THEY WOULDN'T HAVE ANY RIGHTS..........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • NeverSurprised

    100% correct on every single point.

  • NeverSurprised

    Or Wanda Sykes.

  • NeverSurprised

    It is absolutely the Devil's Workshop, which is why I have not one SM account on any platform.

  • Eileen

    I agree with you they only want compliance agree to their lifestyle choices! H-ll No would you agree to my lifestyle choice of being a CHRISTAIN? the lgbt alphabet people generally speaking are not tolerant or accepting of other people's views or beliefs.

  • Eileen

    PREACH!!!! Kevin did right by stepping down he does not have to beg or dance for his supper/paycheck he is a grown-a$$ man an no self-respecting Christian or non-Christian man wants a homosexual son. Thats right not gay (take the word back) what is wrong with these gladd people. I support you Kevin!

  • Eileen

    Thank YOU!!!

  • Eileen

    You are so right!!!

  • Eileen

    No sir....Political correctness did not get us in the front door!!! Fool! legislation,policies, law and the constitution got us in along with blood on the streets by both black and white people who believed the rightness of their fellowman. it had NOTHING todo with deviant sex or pc

  • Eileen

    Nope ...because remember like obama said when it came to homosexuals his thinking evolved! yeah right...it was those d-mn homos and gladd that helped him evolve!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    You speaking WAY TOO MUCH inner truth that ANY person on a blog or social media is willing to admit... Unfortunately ???

    ?? To your beautiful daughter ??

  • Trace da Ace

    omg....I 'm so sick of talking about this.....can we move on already?

  • Eileen

    I have over 500 books in my personal library how many do you have? I have NEVER EVER read of anything like this in my entire 58 years of living. Black people are not sensitive to homosexuality we just understand that it is what God's word said it is "an ABOMINATION" but you got a ton of folks that want us to ignore GOD"S word and accept this devient lifestyle and say it is normal. Not happening!!!

  • Eileen

    the question was asked and answered silly girl!!!

  • Eileen

    black folks are not Homophobic we are just God-Fearing! what about you!?

  • Eileen

    The gladd with a small"g' is just trying stay relevant . No body is afraid of the gay mafia odummer is no longer in the white house shoving that agenda down out throats!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Most black people don't approve and didn't vote for Trump so that's a bad comparison.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Jewish Blackasian transgender over 40 who lives on a Native American reservation.

  • MsPam

    Who?!

  • dru and neil

    It wasn’t funny, I don’t find any of his comedy funny, but I also don’t know if an another career needs to be flushed down the toilet, especially since he was apologetic. People are big mad about this, but couldn’t care less about his bigoted, divisive comments toward dark black women. People laughed and moved past that, but not this.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Two things--The tweet involved violence and it involved violence between an adult and a child.
    I am assuming that Kevin was referring to adult women.
    Several years later Kevin admitted that if he had a gay son that it would be about him and not the child. He said that he would wonder what he did wrong, etc.
    That's why people are upset about the tweet.
    Just like when someone kills a bunch of people then commits suicide. Most people wonder why the gunmen didn't just kill himself since he was the one with the problem.
    Kevin's problem with his son being gay was about his own insecurities but he projected that with violence onto his son in the joke.
    It's really weird because a 9 y/o black girl in Alabama just committed suicide because she was called racial slurs besides other things.
    DL Hughley defended Kevin Hart and called a transgender a p**sy because she told him about the bullying she experienced while growing up.
    I wonder if black people will be sympathetic to the little girl.

  • sjames

    if not just out of the fear alone of how much hate he would receive as a gay man. a gay black man at that. i don't think the feeling of not wanting a black gay is son is always rooted in homophobia. it's already hard that you're seen as a threat to every non black person, or you gotta make sure you don't wear a hoodie, don't smile at a white woman too hard, have swag, be automatically good at sports, but to be gay on top of all the other social "disadvantages" scares parents n makes them fear for their sons' lives even more

  • T Willis

    I wonder, how would you feel if someone non-black made these comments about a black person? Asking themselves what they did wrong for their child to end up with a black person, or for them to end up with a black grandchild. Do you know how many non-black people harness these feelings about black people? They literally feel like having an in-law who is black is the worse thing in the world. That same h@tred and bigotry that you feel about gays, other ethnic groups feel that way about you and your entire race. Having a g@y child means nothing. It’s a sexual orientation; a lifestyle that most live privately. How are you affected by their lifestyle?

    Entertainers like KH are going to learn that you can’t just say whatever the fawk you want about minority groups and still have a career. Dude, THEY - those g@ys - pay for your million dollar lifestyle - not black people! Lol black people are like the most poor ethnic group in the country. They sponsor no one. They don’t invest millions of dollars into your production company, your films, your standup tours, or pay you millions of dollars to Rock undies on Instagram. All black ppl do is talk sh*t on social media, that’s it. If anyone should be questioning anything it’s “who the hell wants to be black” . (Personally I love it ?, but I h@te bigotry in any form)

  • dru and neil

    I agree, and a young boy just ten years old was killed by his parents for coming out bisexual, so I understand that this is serious I really do. If it were up to me, no child would be made to feel they are committing a crime by coming out, no kid would be disowned or thrown out of their home, but that’s in a perfect world. I do think Kevin Hart’s comments need to be addressed, but when is the air cleared? After the apologies and the conversations, will he be allowed to work again, and it’s not just about him (because I don’t give a rats a— about him really), can anyone move past something like this or are people just “done.”

  • Li-Wright

    I second the editor's view. Come on! It's either the feminazis or the gay mafia attacking people.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You're jumping the gun a bit.

    Who has taken away anything from Kevin?

    He could have hosted the Oscars if he had apologized but he decided to step down.

    He may or may not work again because so many people have gotten involved in this situation ( Nick Cannon, Snoop Dog, etc.) and made this about blacks vs. gays so it all depends on how Hollywood responds.

    But I do know one thing I have learned I won't bother defending people any more just because it's the right thing to do.

  • Ayeola George

    but you just contradicted yourself. If its a lifestyle that most live privately why do people have to publicly embrace it?

    and I agree no you cant say whatever you want, however it was something that he said years ago. Not last night, not last week, not last month....

    you come here asking for gays to be respected yet you in the same paragraph insult black people as "the most poor ethnic group in the country." Do you know that there are more white people on welfare than black people? and maybe because the black population is smaller than the white population that the poverty in that community might stick out a bit more...

    you tried to make a point but you totally lost me with all the other S%%t you wrote.

  • blazewon22

    While I agree that social media has become an absurd lynch mob of political correctness, its really no different than what politicians or celebrities faced in traditional media and tabloids for decades.

    It wasn't until Trump that a politician who has had numerous affairs or been caught saying something inappropriate would automatically be disqualified. That Richard Gere or George Michael faced backlash for their homosexual tendencies.

    The problem today is there isn't any context in tweets and the media can take 1 person's tweet & opinion and just run with it as a "national controversy".

    The reality is that KH did miss an opportunity to stand up by remaining host...That opportunity was to rail against BS. However we all know that there was no way that ABC could let him host after firing Roseanne.

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    y’all gone mess around and push delete one day

  • Marie

    It’s super ridiculous that he should pay for a post that’s almost 10 years old! When what he said was basically not a problem at that time. Using the word gay was actually slang back then. Everything was gay, said all the time. Nobody took offense!