Twitter torches Kevin Hart for ‘gaslighting’ Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X (Photo credit: Bang Media)

After years of floating above the clouds on that magic carpet of box office blockbusters and sold-out comedy concerts, actor Kevin Hart has suddenly hit some unexpected turbulence that has rocked his world.

Just days after surviving a serious crash that totaled his Plymouth Barracuda classic, which ultimately required back surgery, Hart is being blasted for “gaslighting” rapper Lil Nas X. Fans are criticizing the comedian for comments he made about Lil Nas X coming out as gay even as his “Old Town Road” song broke records on the Billboard pop charts.

While filming an episode of “The Shop: Uninterrupted” for HBO, Hart interrupted Lil Nas to question why he was fearful to come out. Fans reminded Hart that he joked onstage years ago that he would beat his son if he came out gay. Hart’s homophobic comments cost him an opportunity to host the 2019 Oscars. He has since offered a mea culpa for that faux pas.

“I’m growing up to hate this s—” Lil Nas X said in reference to being a part of the LGBTQ community. Hart cut off Lil Nas’ train of thought to ask, “Hate what? Why are you growing up to hate?”

“Homosexuality, gay people,” Lil Nas X retorted sharply with “Come on now. If you’re really from the hood, you know.”

Lil Nas X went on to say that he wanted his coming out to feel authentic.

“If you’re doing this while you’re at the top, you know it’s, like, for real. It’s showing, like, it doesn’t really matter,” Lil Nas X said in a clip from the show.

Check out the trailer for the next episode of “The Shop” and then read Twitter tweets ripping into Hart for basically being tone-deaf.

Another Twitter person was more blunt, saying “how hard did that car hit Kevin Hart for him to just come out saying this bull—-?”

 

 

“If yall are gonna put him in places to be gaslit like this by homophobes on national television then you aren’t the bastion of free thought and discourse that you think you are. https://t.co/bxqUkI2zrL”

“I’m not going to say cancel culture because that’s becoming exhausting recently, but why are we still putting up with Kevin Hart? He’s just not funny or likable at all anymore.”

 

 

 

 

 

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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