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Kevin Hart’s heart had a homophobic past that needs to be handled

On Dec. 6, Kevin Hart’s Oscar-hosting opportunity was of course lost, but never gone for good. A heartfelt apology could have been perfect, including an evolution of how he changed so much and how he finally learned from his actions.

But as things took an awful turn, Hart made things worse by returning to social media.

On that same morning, Hart released an Instagram post, where he seemed very defensive, bratty and disparaging upon his recent news suggesting that the world is becoming crazy.

“I’m not gonna let the craziness frustrate me… if you don’t believe people change, grow, evolve as they get older, [then] I don’t know what to tell you,” said Hart.

With his post, he accompanied a caption stating, “If you want to search my history or past and anger yourselves with what you find that is fine with me. I’m almost 40 years old and I’m in love with the man I am becoming.”

From all of the hate, and the inclusion of this post, it is obvious that he seems very annoyed. It seemed as though he was blaming the whole controversy on what many call the ‘internet trolls.’

Rather than bothering to listen to the claims that suggested his use of words were hurting others, he instead went for the most immature solution: lashing out.

With bumptious resentment, it just made his opportunity to host the Oscars all the more unpleasant, offensive and more damned.

After a few hours, the comedian decided to tweet out that he was going to not take the offer to host, while feeling remorseful for his insensitive words towards the LGBTQ community.

It was obvious that his regrets were insincere and were scripted by a few handlers. it was just a few hours earlier where he was asserting his morality egotistically and patronizingly.

All of a sudden he claimed to be sorry for his controversy that he did not understand.

His words were vicious and disgusting and were going to, without a doubt, decrease his opportunity to host. He was in a position in which he could have grown, evolved, and changed publicly.

He is one of the most successful performers, with over 35 million Twitter followers and 66 million Instagram followers. Of course, his great interaction with fans, was one important factor in his standup and prosperity.

In short, a lot of his fans will of course listen to Hart. So why not use this moment to listen others, in particular, those who hurt by his tweets?

This could be a teachable instance where he could have engaged with critics instead of acting childish.

This would be a moment to show how one individual can confront his negative past, and move forward with a new perspective because attacking and blaming will do no good.

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Kevin Hart’s heart had a homophobic past that needs to be handled