During a recent visit to Joe Rogan's podcast, comedian Kevin Hart opened up about the recent Oscar controversy and what he calls a "push to destroy" comedy.
Hart was forced to step down as host of the 91st Academy Awards after old social media posts resurfaced in which he used language that upset many in the LGBTQ community. The Oscars ultimately decided against having a host, which went down without a hitch.
He spoke candidly about his subject matter for some of his jokes:
“They kept trying to look for this hard definition of ‘why.’ And it’s like, I don’t have it. I don’t have the reason why. I thought it would be funny and it wasn’t. That’s the downfall. That’s it,” he told Rogan.
He added that he's tried to make an effort to be sensitive despite there being many comedians who would not have apologized.
“I think it’s easier to just say ‘I’m not a fan. That comedy isn’t for me. You know what, I don’t like the taste of this particular comedian, so I’m not going to support or watch that comedian. I’m going to find another comedian that’s more to my liking. I’m going to go and just turn my head.’ I want us to get back to understanding that you just don’t have to support it. That’s it.”
Hart added: “I don’t understand why there’s a push to destroy when you just don’t have to support or like.”
Watch to the entire interview below.