When something goes against your ideals and beliefs, you stand up against it. Similarly, various celebrities in the past and the present have stood up for what they believe in. However, sometimes they fall into trouble for expressing their opinions about it. But the most important thing is to speak out. A celebrity voicing out his opinions right now is- Kevin Hart.
Kevin Hart is a popular stand-up comedian, actor and producer. Hart began his career by winning several comedy competitions at clubs throughout New England. Eventually, leading to his first real break in 2001 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series- ‘Undeclared’. The series lasted only one season. However, he soon got other roles in films like ‘Paper Soldiers’, ‘Scary Movie 3’, ‘Soul Plane’, ‘In the Mix’, and ‘Little Fockers’.
He became even more popular because of his first stand-up album ‘I’m a Grown Little Man’. Moreover, his other film roles include- ‘Think Like A Man’, ‘Grudge Match’, the ‘Ride Along’ movies, ‘Get Hard’, ‘Central Intelligence’. As well as, ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ movies, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Night School and more. In addition, He also released four more comedy albums, ‘Seriously Funny’, ‘Laugh at My Pain’, ‘Let Me Explain’ and ‘What Now?’ over the years. As for a music career, Kevin Hart: What Now? (The Mixtape Presents Chocolate Droppa), the soundtrack to his stand-up film of the same name and singles “Push It On Me” featuring Trey Songz and “Baller Alert” with Migos & T.I.
Hart On ‘Cancel Culture’
Kevin Hart got real about the infamous ‘Cancel Culture’ online, after surviving a campaign on social media that called for the end of his career. He faced immense backlash on Twitter for his previous tweets on homophobia last year. And, just in time for him to host The Oscars! However, he stepped down from it, didn’t apologise and even regrets his handling of the situation.
Hart got real about it all in an interview for O, The Oprah Magazine‘s Instagram Live. He says: “You gotta get to a point where you become more realistic. What I mean about being realistic is: Nobody’s perfect, nobody’s going to be. We’re living in a time where we’re just expecting perfect, as if people don’t slip and fall down the steps, or everybody walks straight all the time. But you stumble … it’s weird to really hold people at a level that they never asked to be held at.”
He further elaborates: “If babies came out with all the knowledge, then what’s the point of going from age one through 21? You get to 21, and there’s a celebration of you now being an adult because you spent those years being a kid, doing the things that a kid is supposed to do. So you can’t hold me accountable for things that I did as a kid that was childish behaviour, at 21 when I’m now an adult…well from 21 to 31, I was a young adult, so I didn’t know what life was going to be like as an adult, so I messed up as a young adult.”
Hart On ‘Second Chances’
As a believer of 2nd chances, he continues saying: “We can’t be so persistent with the search to find and destroy. Although some things are warranted and I understand, it’s just us as people have got to be smart enough to go … you know what, whatever has happened, has happened, but people deserve a chance to move on. Life isn’t over because people say it is, and that’s what’s been happening as of late. It’s like people determine when your end button is pushed, but that’s not how it works. We need to lose that attitude and feeling and let people grow. People love to talk shit … people love to be negative, but guess what? They also love to be positive. But we only talk about the negative.”