Don Lemon Responds To Kevin Hart Saying He Doesn't Want To Be An LGBT Ally

Is the stand-up comic now being bullied? Or do people have the right to criticize his actions?

(AllHipHop News) It's still not clear if Kevin Hart will host this year's Oscar ceremony. After facing some criticism for his appearance on Ellen last week, Hart further addressed the controversy over his old "homophobic" jokes on his Sirius XM radio show.

After tweeting an apology in December, the comedian offered another mea culpa on Monday's Straight From The Hart. Additionally, Kevin spoke to Don Lemon on the phone over the weekend. The openly gay CNN Tonight host covered that conversation and Hart's latest statements.

“You may not like the way he said it, but he said it. He did say, ‘I’m sorry, I apologize. We shouldn't be doing this,'" stated Lemon about Hart's apology on Sirius XM.

Previously, Lemon called on Hart to be a supporter of the LGBT community. The 39-year-old Night School star responded by saying on Straight From The Hart, "Don Lemon goes on CNN and he's like 'You can fix this, become an ally.' That's not my... it's not my life dream."

Lemon defended Hart choosing not to align himself with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transsexual individuals. He said, "Whether I like it or not, whether you like it or not, that is his right. If he doesn't want to be an ally or a spokesperson for the gay community, he does not have to do that. It's his choice as an American... then you can feel about it however you want."

The program also included Lemon saying Hart is not a victim in this situation, but he had words for the LGBT community as well. Lemon added, "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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