Jamie Lee Curtis Slams Kevin Hart’s Homophobic Tweets

Jamie Lee Curtis was paying attention when Kevin Hart’s old homophobic tweets came back to bite him after it was announced that Kevin would be hosting the Oscars.

One tweet from 2011 said: “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘stop that’s gay.”

Kevin also made homophobic jokes in his 2010 comedy special Seriously Funny. He told the audience, “One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That’s a fear.”

It was only hours after Kevin offered a response to his past homophobic tweets that Jamie took a jab at the comedian on Twitter: “Homophobia is not positivity,” she wrote in reference to his statement, in which he said, “All I do is spread positivity.”

Billy Eichner also took aim at him, but with a little bit of humor, tweeting, “I’m beginning to think I may not be in Night School 2.”

Billy later said, “A simple, authentic apology showing any bit of understanding or remorse would have been so simple. Like I tweeted a few weeks ago, Hollywood still has a real problem with gay men. On the surface it may not look like it. Underneath, it’s far more complicated.” 

Kevin had shared a video of himself, addressing the tweets: “I swear man our world is becoming beyond crazy,” he said in the clip. “I’m not going to let the craziness frustrate me or anger me especially when I worked hard to get to the mental space that I am at now.”

He continued, “My team calls me, ‘Oh my God, Kevin, the world is upset about tweets you did years ago.’ Oh my God. Guys, I’m almost 40 years old. If you don’t believe that people grow, change, evolve as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you.”

Kevin also said in another video that the Academy called him personally and demanded him to apologize, which he refused:

“I chose to pass, I passed on the apology,” he said. “Reason why I passed is because I’ve addressed this several times. This is not the first time this has come up. I’ve addressed it. I’ve spoken on it. I’ve said where the rights and wrongs were. I’ve said who I am now versus who I was then. I’ve done it. I’ve done it.” 

 

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