Did Kevin Hart really apologize for his homophobic jokes years ago, as he claimed on Ellen?
Splitsider's Megh Wright investigated Hart's claim on Ellen that "I've apologized for" his homophobic jokes in the past, and couldn't find any evidence of any kind of apology. "To be clear, Hart has addressed, or at least acknowledged, the criticism about his homophobic material — or his thoughts on homophobic material in general — a handful of times over the past five years or so," says Wright. "Even taking into account his tweet from a month ago, it’s simply inaccurate to say that Hart has apologized for or sincerely reckoned with it in a meaningful way until his Ellen interview, when he acknowledged publicly that it was 'wrong.' But for Hart to couch his statements with insistence that his apologies already happened long ago in some easily Googled article or clip — and more, for DeGeneres to perpetuate that claim — shows that Hart has no intention of truly owning up to, and evolving from, his past mistakes."
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