Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart is no longer considering returning to his hosting duties at the 2019 Oscar Awards. Hart says he would only be a distraction if he hosted the awards in February.

Hart was heavily criticized after he was announced as the 2019 Oscars host. The announcement reignited the controversy over his old anti-ghey comments and tweets in which Hart expressed his disappointment if his son grew up to be ghey.

Following a scathing rebuke from CNN anchorman Don Lemon for his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, Hart pleaded for understanding on social media.

In an Instagram post, the "Get Hard" star pleaded for the opportunity to learn from his mistakes.

"Basketball players aren't great until they LEARN how to play the game correctly," he tweeted. "A news anchor or journalist does not start at the top... they have to LEARN to develop to be great at their job."

He added:

"When did we get to the point where we forgot that we all learn, then we all have the ability to grow and with that growth comes a wealth of knowledge. You can't change without a [sic] understanding of what GROWTH means."

During Kevin's appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she defended the comedian and asked him to reconsider returning as Oscars host. The openly lesbian host also told Hart not to pay attention to "online haters" and told him that "as a gay person" she could appreciate him backing down and submitting to her.

Variety magazine backed up Ellen's assertion that Academy bosses are open to him being reinstated as host -- as long as he has a "meaningful" conversation about his old tweets.

According to CNN anchorman Don Lemon, that "meaningful" conversation didn't take place on Ellen's show.

"For many in the gay community, especially in the black community, the Twitter apologies on Ellen have fallen flat," Lemon said. He accused Kevin of "turning himself into a victim instead of acknowledging the real victims of violent and sometimes deadly homophobia."

Lemon, 52, added: "That was a joke to Kevin. The truth is, that is a reality for many little boys in the United States. Somewhere a black dad is beating his black son."

He went on to say how his friend, filmmaker Lee Daniels, was "thrown into a trash can" by his dad for being gay and claimed Hart needed to do more to challenge homophobia [in the Black community] before he could be forgiven for his past remarks.

GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said she reached out to Hart's camp multiple times, but she did not get a response.

"Kevin Hart shouldn't have stepped down; he should have stepped up," said Ellis. "Hart's apology to LGBTQ people is an important step forward, but he missed a real opportunity to use his platform and the Oscars stage to build unity and awareness. We would still welcome that conversation with him."

However, sources told Deadline that Hart has now changed his mind about taking the job because he feels hosting the Oscars would be a distraction.

Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images

  • DroneRivers

    Damn they're doing way too much. All I know is they better keep this same energy when the new host is announced and their past comments are brought up.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • bemetoo

    Leave that man alone yea gays get mistreated but shit so do blacks and Arabs and blacks and blacks and blacks blacks

  • the guest

    He should have said fk you and kept moving. A-ss kissing is self effacing.

  • Jethro

    The man apologized and that should be enough. He's not obligated to make fighting homophobia his life's work.

  • the guest

    People are not looking at the big picture. The gay advocate are extremely ambitious. They want a gay person to host so they will find fault and disqualify until a gay is chosen.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This !!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    at this point he seems 'damned if he does, damned if he doesn't'

    for those sayiing that his apology was not enough, i think at some point Kevin has to decide that it Was, BUT, if you, as the offended party, choose not to accept the apology, you are well within your right to reject it (but at this point you can also KMA) :kona:

  • gellie

    Exactly. Nobody is obligated (nor should they feel obligated) to carry your flag for you.

  • Rere

    Soooo they granted Cyntoia Brown full clemency and she should be release in AUG

  • Love Luv

    Shut up Don!

    I hurt for those who do not know but will in one day be in full knowledge....after the fact.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    good news!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Indies beauty

    She's blessed.

  • Nik

    Build unity and awareness? Outta here! I swear, people always forcing issues onto others. Let the man stay black and live, sheesh!

  • Ni Ni

    Is this the lady that shot her pimp? I wonder if they are going to do the same to others in her position whi dont have a celebrity backing. Ijs

  • Nik

    I had that happen to me recently where I misunderstood something someone said to me and basically told them to take a walk. They told me I had it wrong and I subsequently owned my error and apologized. The person opted to not let it go and sent me a barrage of emails trying to prove her already made point. I checked out after that because I only apologize once. Any requests for more is pure manipulation and I don't do guilt trips. Deuces!

  • Nik

    Thank you! Appreciate you!

  • Nik

    And THAT! I feel the same.

  • Mielle Downey

    Don lemonade is a disgusting person. This is why black people can't get ahead becuz we love to tear each other down. I dont know anyone seriously who is waiting to produce a gay son or daughter but a gay person so he can put that in his pipe and toke it.the alphabet mafia is the worst type of human beings trying to force people to accept thier reality is a classic Stalin and mao tatic of PC culture. Live and let live.

  • BingBangBoom

    It's all politics... why did he wait days before leaving office.. The suspense of it all I tell you..

  • Blak

    GLAAD wants to use Kevin as a pawn and an example in their campaign to destroy black heterosexual couples ans two parent homes. They have too much power and influence and no black person should ever host

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    right! you acknowledged your error and apologized. what else is left for you to do... literally kiss azz? i think not. FOH!

  • Ni Ni

    I would just say fck it & end the discussion. Nothing he says now would be good enough and his words would just get even more twisted.

    Get Ru Paul to host and be done with it.

  • Coy little wink

    Who watches the Oscars?

  • Nik

    "Not I," says the cat.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    *giggles

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    they should get their hero/heroine B/K Jenner :yawn:

  • noluvlost

    Kevin shouldn't feel pressed about anything but them dollars. Fugg everything and anybody else who's not putting food in your kids mouths. He apologized already that's enough. Don just trying to get one of his lover boys in that money making position. Get them coins KH

  • Nik

    I don't even watch the Oscars and I saw hail no to that one. Let him stay on the old school Wheaties box where he used to be.

  • Phillybruh

    I'm not surprised this is becoming an issue again now that he has a movie coming next week, not surprised this issue turned up when his last movie came out. Black folk go support that's why he keeps rolling this out.

  • LYRICS

    Don, just because you're into eggplant, doesn't mean WE ALL have to be "down". Do what you do, but DO NOT condemn me for how I FEEL!! A lot of the LBGT community is overly dramatic and expect EVERYONE to be OK with ANYTHING they do! Welp guess what!!? I DON'T LIKE AND/OR AGREE w/ IT, so that means I hate that community!? NO! I just don't have to "be down" with everything, especially if it goes against MY morals or values!

  • noluvlost

    Nope me neither.!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you may have hit on something here. the Oscars surely recall the backlash from Black actors, so they offer Kevin the gig to appease Blacks. now they got the LGxxx community angry, so they may as well give them 'one of their own' ...it's all bull hockey, smh

  • Ni Ni

    Yes, i bet they would change their mind quick lol,

  • Phillybruh

    This is post screams dramatic.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yes, but what about HER? 'She' was once voted woman of the year dontcha know!

  • Coy little wink

    I watch the red carpet arrivals that's it ?

  • cherrypie

    BREAKING: Cyntoia Denise Brown, a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man who bought her for sex when she was 16 years old, has been granted clemency, the Tennessee governor's office said Monday. Brown will be released to parole supervision on August 7 after serving 15 years in prison

  • Sushi

    If I have said it once I will say it again, be careful of what you say and or post, because it can come back to haunt you.... He apologized and like someone NIK within the post stated, I only apologize 1 time, and I am moving on with my life, GIRL bye.....

  • DroneRivers

    Oh, I know it. I'm thinking they will try to get Neil Patrick Harris. All I know is that gay person's twitter and instagram needs to be squeaky clean. Because after doing this to Kevin, believe me Black twitter will be setting a magnifying glass on everybody else lol

  • Coy little wink

    Kevin tried it you say?

  • Coy little wink

    Lolololol

  • Phillybruh

    Absolutely

  • Nik

    Just cremate me and put me in the urn right nah!

  • Vonn

    Fugg don lemon & the oscars.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Praise God. Happy for her. That's some good news for sure.

  • Phillybruh

    That's good news

  • Eileen

    Here we go again..a black man simply wants his son to be like him and the homo mafia with don looney is leading the pack upset about it all! what if a homo said I want my son to be a heterosexual! Why does hollyweird come after bm full throttle, who appear to be alpha males? How many times does kevin have to apologize to the homosexual community. everyone is not going to accept your lifestyle. The black community has enough ills and crap trying to raise up from the ghetto and stabilize our families but someone thought it would be a great a$$ idea to go full shovel in ramming this homo lifestyle down the black communities throat. There was a time in black America wen we did not tolerate, accept or embrace this because we knew it was not good for the wellbeing of our families but once odummer got in office the globalist agenda and the homos came for him you see it is so very true when you dance to the music you got to pay the piper. there are people who want the souls of black people to be sold to the devil and sadly our ministers politicians are doing a great job. LEAVE KEVIN ALONE!!! under the Trump administration homos are not as relevant in other words they will grasp at anything to keep their lifestyle shoved down our throats..aint buying it and for those who want open borders and all kinds of folks coming into the country "UNVETTED" just remember they ain't "pro-homo" GOD Bless America and our President!!! The Prayers and Fasting of the Saints are the only ones holding up this country. Thank GOD for Trump!!!

  • Eileen

    you betta Preach!!

  • Eileen

    gay people are not nice....or tolerant or accepting !

  • Yoni7

    I thought black folks were boycotting the Oscars a few years ago. What happened?

  • Wreckognize Game

    I see they want him to host as long as he becomes an ally of the LGBTQ community. He apologized in the past and should have been able to bring footage or posts of that apology and they move on. I don’t like the we will allow you to do this if you do that mentality

  • Bashi22

    I which black people would stick together likes the gay community.

  • Nik

    Agreed. His backing seems way too important to them.

  • Rayne

    Mannnn if I were that rich...I wouldn’t even have a social media platform. Y’all would have to catch me. I’d be like Scrooge McDuck on y’all azz! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/27b3efe9b8b8865e7f27e45c0fb18009884875d1e97545668116800bb550e3dc.gif

  • Phillybruh

    Make sure you go see his movie next week and buy his comedy show tickets, show those gays the blacks stick together.

  • Nik

    Exactly! Wanna see me? Take a picture and stare at it!

  • Blue

    The only thing left for him to do is come out as ghey. Even then it won't be enough.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • DroneRivers

    Lol

  • Rayne

    In real life I move QUIETLY! Tip toeing on my toe nails . If you will ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He didn't apologize.
    Hart said that he wasn't doing any more gay jokes because gays were too sensitive.
    Imagine if he had said he wasn't doing any more black jokes because blacks were too sensitive.

  • Rayne

    (I low key still watch it with my son?)

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Strong arming .... trying to make someone do something .....

  • Nik

    LMBO!!! I am going to follow suit. I am realizing stealth mode keeps haters and predators away.

  • dontgetblocked

    I'm sick of hearing about this. No one cares about the Oscars and no one cares about Kevin Hart. Why does he look so unkempt all the time?

  • Torae

    Boohoo?

  • Lady_Elle

    He needs social media... it is a form of advertising.

  • Yoni7

    I subsequently owned my error and apologized. The person opted to not let it go and sent me a barrage of emails trying to prove her already made point. I checked out after that because I only apologize once. Any requests for more is pure manipulation and I don't do guilt trips.
    _______________________________
    THIIIIISSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! Thing of it is, I didn't initially do anything wrong. I just had to learn that you can't play and joke with everybody. Most people don't get the joke or are highly sensitive and think EVERYBODY is talking about THEM. Regardless, my sister and I haven't spoken in about 10 years because of it...........and I don't give not nary one fukk! I apologized. You didn't accept it. Nothing more for me to do. I don't chase women/folks. IDC if it's friend, family or foe. I sleep GOODT at night.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Folks be trying to force that guilt train on folks ..... because of their lack or capacity to let it go smh .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • Rere

    Girl, it's bigger than us!!!

  • Rere

    yes

  • LYRICS

    I'm a LEO! ?

  • Yoni7

    All day.

  • Yoni7

    It STILL comes on. It's not quite the same tho'.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Some black folks...not all

  • TMW
  • Yoni7

    Oh. Which ones? LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yeah I saw the new one .... I do have the old series lololol I got all those old cartoons

  • FukkFolks2019

    Don. Don....DON! your ass JUST ack. you were black like 3-4 years ago SIR. FOMF. I dont even LIKE Kevin Hart. But dont do this right now.

  • FukkFolks2019

    I saw!!! YESSSS

  • Rayne

    You can still advertise without displaying your life for the world to see. I understand that much.

  • Rayne

    They don’t even see you coming.

  • Tinytoon
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I love my cartoons chile ..... I be watching all of it ..... innerchild lololol

  • Yoni7

    I didn't know you didn't like him. I never have either. He's not funny. Just short and loud. But he's richer than me, so I'll keep my broke, punch a clock comments to myself. LOL

  • Yui

    Don, you mention the black community and I know we can love and like who we want. But isn’t your significant other white? Like, come on now.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol ppl like Kevin definitely don't give a damn, especially when it comes to a check. I bet if they offered Chrisette Michele job, she'd do it. But I stopped watching most award shows a long time ago.

  • Yoni7

    I'm a fan.

  • Nik

    I hear you on that. People tend to use misunderstandings as an outlet for all of the other ones they've had where they feel they did not get justice. My thing is take that extra vitriol out on the person they're really mad at and just give me the amount of anger I'm due, I can take it. And once I express true remorse, if the person can't squash it I can't make that my problem.

  • tia

    I'm glad Kevin is standing his ground. Looks like the Oscars want to call the shots and pull all the strings.

  • TMW

    In the words of Ru Paul, “don’t fu!k it up!”

  • FukkFolks2019

    I go back and forth with Don. One step forward and then about 15 back.

    Kinda like HE goes back and forth on HIS blackness. Like I cant.

  • Nik

    I usually rock with Don but he can have a seat today. I'm not trying to hear him. *mute*

  • Lady_Elle

    Me Too!!!
    I tried watching his show... one good followed by 99 not good.

    I stopped watching!

  • Lady_Elle

    Yep!!! :-D

  • Lady_Elle

    True!
    Seemed like his comments should have been for his friends / family.

  • FukkFolks2019

    He is too exhausting to support continually. He has glimmers of I am black and I am proud, followed by fukk black folks Im out.

    I cant keep going back and forth with that nigga.

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    THIS????

  • Yoni7

    I'm talking about Kevin. LOL

  • Yoni7

    Yaaaassssss!!!!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    Me too!

  • FukkFolks2019

    Oh shit. BRAWWWWWWWWWWWHAHA. Short Stack just irritating as hell. I dont like stuff about him and got tired of trying to support him

  • Nik

    You can't go back and forth with them nuccas because you're living your beeest liiiiiiife! I'm about to live mine in a few days. Returning home after a long sabbatical and it's sweetheart time! Love's all in my face, lol!

  • FukkFolks2019

    NPH said he is never hosting again. Back after he hosted the first time.

  • FukkFolks2019

    Awe.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I used to like K Hart when he first hit the scene but after a while, I stopped finding him funny. The man spoke on how he felt about his son, not the entire gay community. And even if he did, so what (<-- to the butt hurt gay community)? He's entitled to his own feelings, thoughts, and opinions and as a lesbian woman I don't fault him for that. The LGBTQetc.. "community" don't speak for everybody. They want the entire world to be accepting, it's like they are shoving our lifestyles down everybody's throats and personally, I don't agree with it. Everyone should be able to live their best lives happily without seeking approval from the entire world. It just ain't gonna happen. Yeah, I'm right there with you on the being broke and having to punch a clock daily but we can still afford to dislike his butt. That comes free :)

  • Wreckognize Game

    I watch Tom and Jerry with my g-son. If they ever put Woody Woodpecker or Heckle and Jeckle on everyday I would be in my own world.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you just preached! broke it all the way down... made it plain.... and left now room for misinterpretation! whew!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    miserable folks want you to share the weight of THEIR baggage. i aint doing it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl say this! i was squinting like, not Don, just-recently-found-my-black-card Lemon???!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cannelle

    Yay!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    hilarious!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Seems like Don got c0cky after he came out.

  • Panther Charleston

    Oooo...the drama. Kevin, honey, for real, same drama, different subject, you'd fit right in.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Cyntonia Brown granted clemency ???

  • Yardgirl

    Thanks for sharing this!

  • Peppermint Patty

    What does [sic] mean when used in a quote? That will be all....

  • Missy

    Upvote x 1000

  • Coy little wink

    I like the red carpet but the show issa no...

  • Tinytoon

    Kevin is whyte folks funny to me. I tried to watch his comedy shows but they are funny to me. Glad I'm not the only one who don't find him funny.

  • Peppermint Patty

    For real??? That's good now hopefully the system wont fail her and will provide adequate resources for her to succeed on the outside

  • Yoni7

    Hol' up. Let me say/clarify/explain......LMAOOOO I did say "broke", but I don't "claim" it. I don't like to speak it over my life. The tongue is powerful and I'm only claiming wealth. I just don't have as much money as him. But you get what I'm saying. LMAOOOOOOO

  • Yardgirl

    I am happy for her. I hope she takes this second chance and do some good with her life because the minute she effs up, it's gonna be a wrap (as it should be)

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    It's Latin for exactly as printed.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "Sic" basically means it's an exact quote, and that the misspelling/error was in the original, not on the part of the person re-quoting it. (Kevin in this case wrote "a understanding" instead of "an understading".

  • Yoni7

    I have sat through a movie/comedy show and did NOT crack a smile. People around me were falling out of their seats laughing. I was sitting there like Celie watching Mister scramble around the kitchen to make breakfast for Shug.

  • Yoni7

    *whispers* Thank you for this. Always wondered but literally forgot to ask. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Yardgirl

    When someone writes something "incorrectly" spelling, grammar etc. and they print it as is but acknowledge that it is not correct. For grammar police like me (in my head because I never correct people!) it's nice to see lol

  • supastar

    Don Lemon wasn't having it.

  • jayhawkpride

    I learned something today! Thanks Sandra Rose!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Wait im confused...wasn't Don Lemon just on the Coon Train a few years ago before Trump got elected??? Just because he grew his afro out a little now he's a representative for US???

  • jayhawkpride

    What is wrong with not wanting to have a gay son?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I about died laughing when I read this! But yes, I get what you mean, we not as financially comfortable as he is, but that's ok though! Wealth doesn't come only in the form of currency.. Although nice to have!

  • Peppermint Patty

    Hell me too!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Nothing. Most straight men dont wan't their son to turn out to be gay. That's not "homophobic" at all, I dont care what anyone says.

  • Peppermint Patty

    Preciate that!!

  • Tinytoon

    Lol, my daughter wanted me to watch Laugh at my pain, I swear, I told her to wake me up when he is funny. Glad I was at home, just walked out the room.

  • Yardgirl

    Welcome!

  • justlooking

    Both of full if but bitcassness.

  • Yardgirl

    I agree with you!! My husband's niece is gay and I see the struggles she face each day. I don't think anyone wants that for their child, religion aside, IMO

  • Tinytoon

    Agree.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Nothing wrong with that at all. We just live in a society where everybody is butt hurt over every single thing. I could sneeze wrong and someone will get offended and make a big deal out of it.

  • justlooking
  • KcoolMuziq

    I'm going to see Kevin at a super uber private screening this week in his first serious role in "The Upside". I hope I won't be disappointed. I try to support my own in movies.Although it's part of "The Business".

  • supastar

    I am soooooooooooo happy for her

  • justlooking

    Hey Yardi..excuse my bluntness

    Both of them full bitchazzness

  • justlooking

    They already did by leaving her there that long.

  • Kimocha

    Nothing at all!... But I guess we are not entitled to say it out loud especially if you're famous!... It's so effing ridiculous!...Smdh

  • 2gr8ful

    Kevin can’t win. Where is Katt Williams on this? He was right about Haddish, and Hart...they are overrated.... Say what you want about Katt but he told the truth and don’t owe nobody ???

  • KcoolMuziq

    That's great! She's DROP-DEAD-GORGEOUS!

  • justlooking

    I am just seeing this...??????

  • Yardgirl

    Word!!

  • Evillene

    He expressed a sentiment of violence and depraved cruelty toward his own child if the child were gay. I suppose it is ok to not WANT a gay child but if you GET a gay child you have to accept it. It is morally wrong to brutalize, maim or torment your gay child (or any child) just because the child is gay.

    I do not understand why Kevin cannot just say that it was a joke, he would never harm his own child and would not condone anyone abusing a child merely because the child is gay. That would demonstrate "growth."

  • Yardgirl

    She served more time than a lot of people who committed a similar crime at her age. I pray she comes out a changed woman!!

  • Yardgirl

    Me too Yoni!! I thought something was wrong with me because I was like >>blank stare<< and people were falling out. Different strokes I guess *shrugs*

  • Yoni7

    I think that was the show/movie I was watching. The "pineapples" and "awright awright awright?" My memory is cloudy on this. LOL

  • Yoni7

    EXACTLY!!!!!!!!

  • Dollmeshia Dee-Dee Clark

    August??????? Well darn how long does that paperwork take? Im glad for her tho

  • Holler If Ya Hear Me

    WOW this has blown completely out of proportion. Is this how we are going to do 2019?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    In this pic, she looks like she's one of the long lost Mowry sisters (R.I.H. to their g-ma). Really pretty!

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    It might save him face is all i keep saying.

  • Yoni7

    High vibrations, Sis. High vibrations. LOL

  • Peppermint Patty

    True true....same thing for SO many others. I want her to beat the odds

  • bemetoo

    because the are forcing him to be submissive to lgbtq

  • Shira Harding-James

    Kevin doesn’t need to do a darn thing!
    He apologized, what more is there to do really!

  • Coy little wink

    You need a date ?

  • Evillene

    if he has grown, no one should have to 'force' him to be decent.

  • Moon Lee

    This is too much....

  • HRH_DORIT

    What if he said he didn't want a retard son would that make it bad??

  • JENNYJONES1

    I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THE DOM LEMONS THAT THINK ERRY DAMN THING HAS TO BE ABOUT LGBTQ ASS KISSING. KEVIN HAS APOLOGIZED A MILLION TIMES SO WHAT MORE DO THEY WANT, HIS 1ST BORN? ISSUES LIKE THIS ARE MAKING MORE & MORE PEOPLE TURN A SILENT EAR TO THE CONCERNS & ISSUES OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY. THEY ARE ACTING LIKE SOME DIVA BITCHES THAT EVERYONE IS SUPPOSE TO BOW DOWN TO. DOM CAN KICK ROCKS WITH HIS DUSTY FAKE BLACK HAIR.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Saying it like that, yeah it would def sound harsh. I have special needs family members and that's the one word we never use to describe them. But while his wife was preggo, if we was going to publicly say he wants a healthy baby, then of course it doesn't come out sounding bad. Most (if not all) people want their babies to be born healthy, without any disabilities (mental and/or physical).

  • JENNYJONES1

    B/C HE WON'T BE A WILL SMITH........JENNY JONES!!!

  • HRH_DORIT

    What gives you the power to decide who becomes what and where, your hatred for gays is akin to that of some white peoples hate for blacks, TOTALLY IRRATIONAL.

  • HRH_DORIT

    Exactly most parents would concern themselves with that not what sex their child would like when they grow up, most blacks I've found have a real desensitized view on gay issues, at the time hart was being so brazen there were a lot of young kids killing themselves trying to escape a cruel world with seemingly zero compassion or understanding, now a child has to hear that even a so calles parent could be so ignorant as well.

  • Dowoop

    We are still on this?

  • Rob Owen

    The hell does that have to do with anything? You're either prejeduced or racist.

  • what?why

    Hart trying to do damage control. Can he do anything right?

  • Rob Owen

    Just because you're poor (compared to celebrities like Hart) doesn't mean you shouldn't have an opinion...that's really stupid. Would you feel the same way about an Oligarchy? "Well, the rich people run the world and they've got more money than me, so I better just keep my opinion to myself".

  • Hazel

    I agree that Hart really doesn't care about having a 'meaningful ' dialogue, but the LGBTQ community can't FORCE people to support them. Yes, he has a golden opportunity to make a difference on the issue, but clearly he doesn't want to assume that role. He apologized. Let it go.

  • Yui

    It means, how can you speak for or about a community when one has never shown true interest in those who look like them? Like I said you can like or love who you want, but one can’t help but question why he seems to favor white men.

  • Yardgirl

    ????

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Good job Don!!!

  • noluvlost

    I'm with you on that. I'll catch the pictures the next day not even giving them the satisfaction of my airwaves being on that channel that night.

  • bemetoo

    Go ahead now miss jenny

  • bemetoo

    No but they will try to change the story

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Just how ULTRA is it? Are Spielberg or Fuqua going to be there?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    They need to find her a suitable home environment or she'll end up right back. I wish her the Best!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U smart.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U smart, Brick! That's why I hang witchu.

  • Yardgirl

    I just read a lot. I am a total book nerd?

  • Chicagowise

    Gay folks need to get over it! Not everyone likes or respects us. Some people think we're an abomination. They are entitled
    to their opinions. I'm a homosexual and if I had a child, I sure as hell wouldn't want him or her to be gay!

    Kevin, say what you mean and mean what you say. Never let money put words in your mouth.

  • the guest

    Exactly. Also his comment was personal and subjective. How can someone find offense is his not wanting a gay son. He didn’t say anything about anyone else having or not wanting a gay son. The gay rights movement doesn’t control his values for his family.

  • the guest

    It was a joke.

  • jayhawkpride

    Because I want a straight son, I hate gay people? Your comment is “Totally Irrational.”

  • Sinny

    Please don’t believe the hype! This is about race, more than it is about what he said about Ghey people. Ellen did nothing but use this as an opportunity (I have nothing against her!), to clout chase, and give her some buzz, at the same time REMINDING him that she called in a favor, for him. Nothing more than White Privilege reminding him that he’s not held to the same standards as white people by “Massa.” I’m a ghey black woman and I say fu ck their feelings! I’d rather you tell me how you really feel about me, than lie about it in my face. What you eat don’t make me sh!t, and we all are entitled to our own options. Period!! I don’t support the “ghey movement”, because it’s not aligned to protect, or support me or mine. I’m not white, and I don’t lick no one's boot.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I used to love books and still have a nice collection, but don't read from paper as much I once did.
    Reading can take you to other worlds...

  • joel adams

    He can host the BET awards. Excellent job Don.

  • the guest

    EXACTLY.

  • Yup, I said it

    Minorities understand that everybody isnt to going to accept you. White people aren't use to blatant discrimination. They don't know how to deal with it and they think their gonna make you accept them.

  • CaramelDrop

    Hate me.
    My heart would break in a million pieces if one of my boys where Gay. I will always love and encourage them but there would be no “this my boyfriend slitt” in my house. Might be the morphine but just like I wouldn’t accept my sons smoking crack/heroine in my home - I won’t acknowledge a son with a loose booty either. Respect my house rules is all I ask.

  • CaramelDrop

    Same for BabyGirl! No boyfriend is sleeping in my house either.

  • rockstar2142

    Totally agree.

  • rockstar2142

    I wish all gays felt like you.

  • Yardgirl

    Oh I still love hardcover books!! I use my Kindle and iPhone when I travel for an extended trip but I have to have a book in my pocketbook ?

  • Yoni7

    Sweetheart, it's just a joke that obviously YOU missed. Don't worry YOURSELF about it. What I meant was, I don't care about Kevin Hart one way or the other as I didn't even care to read the write-up. Sorry it went over YOUR head.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    WOW... I am not gay, and I DO NOT judge others because I love people for who they are, but I must say I have mad RESPECT for you Chicagowise!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I love me some KATT WILLIAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Don Lemons, I like you, but SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HRH_DORIT

    You get what you get and love what you get period, but I see youre one of those that abandon their own.

  • jayhawkpride

    I agree and I’m sure Kevin does too, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to have a straight son or daughter.

  • PRECIOUS

    So you won’t acknowkedge your own son because you don’t agree withhis sexual preference? I agree that having a gay child may ‘sting’ but overall, how could it bother you to the point of exclusion? I could not acknowledge the lifestyle but I would never ostracize my son.

  • PRECIOUS

    And wtf did he have to apologize for? That grown man can say what he wants.

  • CaramelDrop

    Is this a serious question? I think O was pretty clear. HELL TO THE NO there will be no boyfriend/boyfriend or girlfriend/girlfriend going on in my house from my kids. Point. Blank. Period. Im side eyeing you because accepting this ABOMINATION is no different than accepting a crack/heroine dealer in your home because he has no career or trade.
    We have rules and limits.

  • PRECIOUS

    I agree with your view of the act, and maintaining a holy environment, however, I wouldn’t disacknowlege my child. They couldn’t spend the night at my house together, but they could sit at my table. I have a gay sibling in the closet for a long time. Is actually upset with me till this day because I exposed the behavior. But now there’s no reason to hide. It was awkward to accept at first. There were also children involved as both were in heterosexual relationships and it was their first go-round. But no way in hell im not not acknowledging and respecting the choice of my loved ones. Let them live.

  • PRECIOUS

    I agree with your view of the act, and maintaining a holy environment, however, I wouldn’t disacknowlege my child. They couldn’t spend the night at my house together, but they could sit at my table. I have a gay sibling in the closet for a long time. Is actually upset with me till this day because I exposed the behavior. But now there’s no reason to hide. It was awkward to accept at first. There were also children involved as both were in heterosexual relationships and it was their first go-round. But no way in hell im not not acknowledging and respecting the choice of my loved ones. Let them live.

  • CaramelDrop

    Well I’m speaking from the point of view of a person who - thinks they know, all of their children respect Gods commandments/views of abomination as I do. I won’t apologize or backtrack. I won’t accept a homosexual relationship in my home. However, just as my parents and my grandparents - UNmarried couples wont be laying up in my house either.
    I have plenty of gay friends that I love but I don’t have to love their lifestyle.