Chelsea Handler Defends Kevin Hart For His Homophobic Jokes

Chelsea Handler is defending her friend Kevin Hart, who earlier this year stepped in hot water after social media posts resurfaced displaying homophobic language.

The incident led Kevin to back out from hosting the Oscars.

During last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Chelsea answered a caller who asked about the whole incident, and whether she thinks comedians should be held accountable for their past material.

“I don’t think so,” she replied. “I mean, I honestly respect what Kevin Hart did. I love Kevin. I know him personally, and I think he’s a great guy. And I honestly think we’ve all made mistakes.”

She also admitted that she’s “said things that are deplorable that I would never say again,” adding, “You can’t just hold people to the fire for things that went on–we all evolve, we all grow up, we get it now, we understand, this isn’t allowed.”