Kevin Hart Responds To Criticism For Sending Support To Jussie Smollet
Shortly after the racist, homophobic attack Jussie Smollett fell victim to on Tuesday, various celebrities and fellow performers took to social media to extend their support for the Empire actor, one of whom was Kevin Hart.
Subsequently, he received backlash for his public show of support as people pointed out that the attack on Smollett was incited by racism and homophobia, sentiments the comedian has refused to apologize for. He recently missed out on an opportunity to host the Oscars after Twitter users exhumed several of his old tweets and comedy routines that included homophobic sentiments and then he refused to apologize for his actions.
Hart wrote on Twitter and Instagram. “Sending prayers your way @jussiesmollett,” “This is unbelievably sad. Why are we going backwards….this is disgusting. We as people have to do better. WTF is going on the world????”
In response to his tweet, however, many users on Twitter pointed out the comedian’s history of homophobic comments.
Hart eventually took to Twitter to confront those challenging the genuity of his condolences in the tweets attached below;