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Kevin Hart Says He 'Doesn't Give A S***' About Cancel Culture

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Kevin Hart Says He 'Doesn't Give A S***' About Cancel Culture

Kevin Hart has claimed he 'doesn't give a s***' about cancel culture.

The comedian said he himself has been cancelled 'three or four times', but he's not let it affect him.

"I mean, I personally don't give a shit about it," he told The Sunday Times.

"If somebody has done something truly damaging then, absolutely, a consequence should be attached. But when you just talk about ... nonsense?

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"When you're talking, 'Someone said...! They need to be taken [down]!'

"Shut the f*** up! What are you talking about?"

Kevin Hart does not 'give a s***' about cancel culture. Credit: PA
Kevin Hart does not 'give a s***' about cancel culture. Credit: PA

The 41-year-old went on to suggest that people are held to unrealistically high standards.

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He said: "When did we get to a point where life was supposed to be perfect? Where people were supposed to operate perfectly all the time? I don't understand.

"I don't expect perfection from my kids. I don't expect it from my wife, friends, employees. Because, last I checked, the only way you grow up is from f***ing up. I don't know a kid who hasn't f***ed up or done some dumb s***."

Hart stepped down as host of the 2019 Oscars following a backlash over resurfaced homophobic tweets.

He apologised to the LGBTQ community at the time, and has now said the tweets were simply failed attempts at being funny.

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"If people want to pull up stuff, go back to the same tweets of old, go ahead," he said.

"There is nothing I can do. You're looking at a younger version of myself. A comedian trying to be funny and, at that attempt, failing. Apologies were made. I understand now how it comes off. I look back and cringe. So it's growth. It's about growth."


Hart went on to share his view that cancelling people unfairly denies them a shot at redemption.

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He continued: "I've been cancelled, what, three or four times? Never bothered. If you allow it to have an effect on you, it will. Personally? That's not how I operate. I understand people are human. Everyone can change.

"It's like jail. People get locked up so they can be taught a lesson. When they get out, they are supposed to be better.

"But if they come out and people go, 'I'm not giving you a job because you were in jail' - then what the f*** did I go to jail for? That was my punishment - how do you not give those people a shot?

"They're saying that all life should be over because of a mistake? Your life should end and there should be no opportunity to change? What are you talking about? And who are you to make that decision?"

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Celebrity, Interesting, Kevin Hart

Jake Massey
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