Here are some controversial quotes from Kevin Hart
- “If I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.” This quote is from a 2010 stand-up special called Seriously Funny, where Hart joked about his fear of his son growing up to be gay and how he would react if he caught him playing with dolls. This quote sparked a lot of backlash from the LGBTQ+ community and allies, who accused Hart of being homophobic and promoting harmful stereotypes. Hart defended his joke as being part of his comedic persona and not his real views, but many people were not convinced.
- “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’.” This quote is from a 2011 tweet that Hart deleted after he was announced as the host of the 2019 Oscars. The tweet resurfaced along with other homophobic tweets from Hart’s past, which led to a controversy that eventually caused him to step down from the hosting gig. Hart initially refused to apologize for his tweets, saying he had already addressed them before and that people were trying to ruin his career. He later issued a vague apology and said he was evolving as a person.
- “The only time you should look back in life, is to see how far you have come.” This quote is from a 2012 Facebook post that Hart made to inspire his fans. However, some people found it ironic and hypocritical, considering that Hart had cheated on both of his wives and had been involved in various scandals. They accused him of being dishonest and unfaithful, and of not taking responsibility for his actions. Hart has admitted to his infidelity and apologized to his family, but some people still doubt his sincerity.
- “I don’t look at obstacles as obstacles. I look at them as things that were put there for a reason.” This quote is from a 2017 interview with the Chicago Tribune, where Hart talked about his positive mindset and how he overcame challenges in his life and career. However, some people criticized him for being insensitive and privileged, especially after he made insensitive jokes about Hurricane Harvey victims in a video where he challenged other celebrities to donate money. They accused him of being out of touch with reality and of not caring about the suffering of others.
- “Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work.” This quote is from a 2013 interview with GQ Magazine, where Hart talked about his work ethic and how he achieved success in comedy and Hollywood. However, some people disagreed with him and pointed out that fame is not always a result of hard work, but sometimes of luck, privilege, connections, or exploitation. They also accused him of being arrogant and dismissive of other people’s struggles and aspirations.
- “Relationships are like farting, If you push too hard things could get messy real fast.” This quote is from a 2012 Facebook post that Hart made to joke about his love life. However, some people found it offensive and vulgar, especially coming from someone who had cheated on his partners multiple times. They accused him of being disrespectful and immature, and of not taking relationships seriously.
- “Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares.” This quote is from a 2013 interview with Essence Magazine, where Hart talked about the power of comedy and how it helped him cope with his personal issues. However, some people challenged him and argued that laughter is not always enough to heal wounds, especially when those wounds are caused by oppression, injustice, violence, or trauma. They accused him of being naive and ignorant, and of trivializing the pain of others.
- “You are somebody. You matter.” This quote is from a 2017 book called I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons, where Hart shared his life story and the lessons he learned along the way. However, some people questioned his sincerity and authenticity, especially after he was caught in a sex tape scandal that same year. They accused him of being hypocritical and manipulative, and of using his book as a way to make money and repair his image.
- “I’d never apologize for what was never intended to be disrespectful.” This quote is from a 2015 Rolling Stone interview, where Hart explained why he would not apologize for his homophobic jokes or tweets. He claimed that he was not a hateful person.
- “I’m not homophobic. I have nothing against gay people. Do what you want to do, but me, being a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.” This quote is from a 2014 interview with Oprah Winfrey, where Hart tried to clarify his stance on homosexuality and his jokes about his son. He said he was not trying to be offensive or hurtful, but rather expressing his personal preference and fear. However, many people were not satisfied with his explanation and accused him of being homophobic and ignorant, and of perpetuating harmful stereotypes and attitudes towards the LGBTQ+ community.