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


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?


"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.


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.


"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.


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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