Don Lemon reveals he spoke at length to Kevin Hart over the weekend
The CNN anchor said near the end of his show Monday night that he had a “mostly off the record conversation” with Hart following his emotional plea to Hart on Friday. Lemon then played clips of Hart apologizing again on Monday for his past homophobic jokes during an interview on SiriusXM. “I don’t like the forcing," Hart said in the clip. "Don Lemon goes on CNN you can fix this become an ally. That’s not my life dream. Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBT community. I apologize. I’m not moving on from the apology and I hope that it’s accepted. If it’s not accepted than I can’t do anything about that… you can’t get what you want without accepting change.” Lemon responded: “He is sorry, he said, but it is not his dream to be an ally for the LGBT community. Now, you can take that however want. You can be upset by it. However you want to feel. But that is his right. Whether I like it or not, whether you like it or not, that is his right… he can do that and you can feel about it however you want.” Lemon added: “We can and should hold people with large megaphones to account,” Lemon continued. “But if we don’t want to be bullied, we can’t be bullies. You don’t want to turn into what you’re fighting against. So hold to account, call them out, but you don’t want to bully people. I might get a lot of blowback for that, but I’m just being honest."
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