Comedian Kevin Hart is currently embroiled in a controversy about his homophobic and anti-gay tweets that have emerged. Because of the revelation, Hart withdrew himself from a hosting gig for the 2019 Academy awards. Although the social media backlash against Hart was swift because of his lack of remorse or an apology, he has had some support from his fellow comedians.
Over the weekend, Nick Cannon and D.L Hughley both came to Kevin Hart’s defense. But Michael Che on Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” decided to add his two cents as well. He spoke to the controversy surrounding Hart and the apparent hypocrisy of the Academy.
Che said, “Kevin Hart had to step down as host of the upcoming Academy Awards because of homophobic tweets from 2011. But didn’t the Academy nominated Mel Gibson for an award just last year?” Referring to Gibson’s Best Director nomination for Hacksaw Ridge in 2017.
Che continued, “If Kevin Hart isn’t clean enough to host the Oscars then no Black comic is. The only Black comic I know that’s cleaner than Kevin Hart is booked for the next three to 10 years,” as Che went on, a photo of Bill Cosby appeared on the screen.
Check out the entire segment below: