Kevin Hart stepped down from being the host at The Academy Awards Oscars event following homophobia criticism — and Nick Cannon has slammed several comedians over similar circumstances.
Earlier this week Kevin apologised for comments he made on Twitter that were homophobic, after he stood down from being the host at the 2019 Oscars.
Nick has spoken out about the circumstances of Kevin’s decision saying there’s a double standard in Hollywood. He sourced social media transcripts made by Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler; all of which made homophobic comments between 2010 to 2012.
Chelsea said in 2010, “This is what a f** bird likes like when he flexes,” — Nick commented, “Interesting, I wonder if there was any backlash here…”.
In 2012, Amy said, “Enjoy skyfall f*** I’m bout to get knee deep in Helen Hunt,” — Nick also commented, “I’m just saying… should we keep going???”.
People started jumping on Nick’s decision republishing these comments, with some saying he’s done the same. He said in response, “Nope!! You know I’ve been saying f***** up s*** since twitter started! I don’t play that politically correct bulls***! F*** politics!! Only Truth!” — in 2012 he actually tweeted, “If your best joke includes “gay” or “f*****” you should be kicked of twitter this ain’t the 3rd grade!”.
His belief is Hollywood holds double standards and this has been the proof following Kevin’s inadvertent dismissal.