Kevin Hart has responded to critics who slammed him for showing support to gay actor, Jussie Smollett after he was brutally attacked this week.

Hart, who was forced to step down from hosting the 2019 Oscars when old tweets, which were condemned by members of the LGBT community for being homophobic, sent the following message to Jussie:

“Sending prayers your way @jussiesmollett ….This is unbelievably sad,” Hart, 39, captioned on Instagram on Tuesday.

“Why are we going backwards….this is disgusting. We as people have to do better. WTF is going on the world???? Why are we falling in love with hate???? God damn it people….Choose love…I repeat…Choose love. I will forever choose love and I will continue to teach my kids how to do the same. Stand strong brother.”

It seems that some are not ready to accept Hart's several apologies, but the 'The Upside' actor is refusing to back down.

"I stand with a man in his time of hurt and need by giving him heart felt support and u take the time to harp on my 10yr past that I have apologized about and moved on from by being a better person,” he responded to TV writer Ira Madison III’s who challenged him online.

“Do you want change? If so I am an example of what u want people to do…CHANGE!”

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Well, he has a point?