Kevin Hart is defending the remarks he made about his teenage daughter’s love life in his new
In the special Hart joked, ‘”Dad, I don’t like Rob no more.’ I like this boy named Tim.” Instantly, in my mind, I said, “My daughter a hoe. This is hoe s**t. Hoe activity right in front of my face.”‘
There was an immediate backlash with some people accusing the comedian of demeaning his own daughter, who’s 15-years-old, and belittling Black women as a whole.
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Hitting back! Kevin Hart took to social media on Friday and defended his joke where he referred to a situation in his teenage daughter’s love life as ‘hoe-like activity’; he also addressed why he decided to take part in a live chat on the Clubhouse app
Having heard the growing criticism and scrutiny, Hart decided to take part in a live Clubhouse chat room earlier this week titled — Is Kevin Hart funny?? — where people expressed their varying viewpoints.
The conversation, and give and take, reportedly went on for more than 15 minutes, and at times people could be heard getting heated and talking over each other, according to
Looking to address both the comment about his daughter, and the reason why he joined the Clubhouse app chat, Hart took to his Instagram page and shared a video on Friday that clocked in at just under two minutes.
The comedian said he joined in on a live Clubhouse chat room titled — Is Kevin Hart funny?? — as a means of ‘marketing, promotion and conversation during a time where the outlets to promote are limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic
His take: Hart, 41, maintains he wasn’t calling his 15-year-old daughter a hoe in his Netflix comedy special, and that what he did was call what she did ‘hoe-like activity’
‘Stop with the false narrative’: Hart said the Clubhouse chat wasn’t about Black women or meant meant to pit him against Black women
From the sounds of his response, the father of four clearly found the Clubhouse conversation, and the many different viewpoints, constructive.
But he made a point of shooting down any narrative that the online chat was aimed at Black women or meant to pit him against Black women.
‘Alright guys, we gotta stop. Stop with the false narrative. It’s a false narrative that’s being created and if you were in the Clubhouse and a part of the conversation, this wasn’t about Black women. It wasn’t about me going against Black. Stop,’ Hart said with obvious emotion off the top of the video.
The Pennsylvania native, 41, said he was asked about the joke referring to his daughter engaging in ‘hoe-like’ activity while in the live chat room.
‘Here’s what it is: I’m not calling my daughter a hoe. I’m saying what she did was hoe-like activity. I called three former hoes that I knew and asked them is this hoe-like activity. We had a conversation about. A good back and forth.’
Constructive: Hart called the Clubhouse conversation ‘pretty dope’ afterwards
Comedic social distancing: Hart shot his Netflix comedy stand-up special in his own home; it was directed by Leslie Small and released on November 17, 2020
Hart then addressed the issue of why he decided to join the Clubhouse chat room in the first place. Basically he summed it up to three things he dubbed ‘common sense’: ‘marketing, promotion and conversation.’
‘Understand guys, there is no other ways to market or promote because we’re in a pandemic,’ he explained.
‘I can’t go and do the talk shows that I once did, or go out and do the public stunts. I have no other way to market and promote except to go viral. I have to create conversations: generate back and forth, that’s the marketing and promotion attached to my Now special.’
‘Marketing, promotion, conversation: hence, it leads to streams.,’ he continued.
‘So if you haven’t seen it go see it, Zero F**cks Given streaming now. But stop with the false narratives and the click bait.’
Promo mode: Hart ended his social media video to see Zero F**cks Given, but to stop with the false narratives and the click bait