Comedian Nick Cannon came to the defense of his friend Kevin Hart Saturday, striking back at "woke" comedians who demanded Hart step down from his position hosting the Oscars awards ceremony by revealing their individual histories of making "homophobic" and "problematic" comments on Twitter.
Hart stepped down from hosting the Oscars on Friday, after pro-LGBTQ activists revealed that Hart had written "homophobic" tweets in the past about what he might do if his son turned out to be gay.
Hart initially refused to apologize for his past tweets, claiming that they were immaterial to his current career, but eventually caved to pressure, announcing late last week that he was "sorry" for his behavior and that he would not be hosting the Oscars, so as to "not be a distraction" from the Hollywood awards ceremony.
That's when Cannon stepped in, posting to his own Twitter feed examples of "homophobic" tweets from some of Hollywood's most recognizable "woke" names: Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and, of course, Chelsea Handler.
Interesting🤔 I wonder if there was any backlash here... https://t.co/0TlNvgYeIj— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) December 8, 2018
🤔 I’m just saying... should we keep going??? https://t.co/1kESA82WqR— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) December 8, 2018
Cannon stated that he does not want the comics to have to apologize but just wanted to bring to light the hypocrisy he sees. Hart faced backlash while so many others did not.
And I fucking love Wreck it Ralph!!! 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/6cHA1EQEkg— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) December 8, 2018