Don Lemon doesn’t feel Ellen DeGeneres was wrong for urging the general public to forgive Kevin Hart for his homophobic remarks because she, as far as he sees it, wasn’t the offended party.
Many of Hart’s tweets were directed at gay men of colour which left many feeling that Ellen found it easy to forgive and forget because she isn’t/wasn’t on the receiving end of his supposed vitriol.
Watch Don, and others, break it down below…
He wasn’t alone.
My thoughts on Ellen and this absolving of Kevin Hart. pic.twitter.com/tn7Amh6oDv
— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) January 4, 2019
Um Ellen’s producers did not prep her for this Interivew. I love Ellen BUT she called LGBTQ people “Trolls” and never showed us Kevin’s apologies. Why? Because @KevinHart4real NEVER apologized to the LGBTQ+ until after the Oscars. It’s heartbreaking & sad.
— Stacy Crest (@StacyCrest) January 5, 2019
The fact that I’m seeing this Ellen DeGeneres Kevin Hart bullshit soapbox as a promoted tweet is such insane bullshit. Imagine using your platform to do THAT. Stop, Ellen. Chrrrrrist. pic.twitter.com/u0zcjZ3R8y
— Val Hatcher ? (@HatcherVal) January 5, 2019
Oh also – sorry to tell you that while Ellen Degeneres is undeniably a queer icon and trailblazer in LGBT rights, she’s still a super wealthy white woman. And therefore can’t speak for the voices who really matter in this argument, which is underprivileged black queer youth.
— Evan Thomas (@evanthomast) January 5, 2019
Gotta keep your straight, white, conservative audience happy huh Ellen? Stepping on the bodies of the LGBT community that words like Kevin’s get hurt and killed every year. For shame.
— Hangry Llama (@PickledLlama) January 5, 2019
Hart is said to be no longer interested in hosting the Oscars and is yet to be replaced.
all I see is another white leftist trying to dictate to a black person what he should say. Didn’t Hillary only start supporting gay marriage in 2013? and take millions in donations from countries that execute gay people? Oh but wait, a black comedian told a joke,shame him!!!!!
— Dani Neumann (@LittleD75) January 5, 2019