Kevin Hart documentary about his Oscars homophobia scandal
Kevin Hart will star in a new Netflix docu-series that documents the fallout after the comedian was announced as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, when his past homophobic tweets and comedy routines resurfaced and he eventually stepped down.
Hart has continued to rage about “cancel culture” and repeatedly claimed he had already apologized for the statements, but he can’t point to a time when he did. Attempts by the media to find the apology have also been fruitless.
The new series, dubbed Don’t F**k This Up, chronicles the aftermath of Hart’s decision to step down and his subsequent apology tour that many panned as half-hearted. The six episode show “will follow Hart through his day-to-day life as he deals with the fallout from his Oscars controversy” and will include interviews with family and friends.
In an Instagram post announcing the show, Hart said the series will be “a hell of a rollercoaster; peaks, hills, valleys, ups, downs. It’s as real, as raw, as transparent as you could be.”
Hart’s time as host ended quickly once activists pointed out a since-deleted tweet that said he would hurt his son if he thought the son were gay: “Yo if my son comes home & try’s 2 play with my daughters doll house I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice stop that’s gay.”
He tweeted after he found out that actor Dwayne L. Brown had pictures of him on his phone: “What r u some type of FAT FAG that takes pics of small black men all day?” In yet another tweet, he wrote that actor Damien Wayans looked like “a gay bill board for AIDS.”
When he appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, the internet exploded with outrage as the lesbian comedian “forgave” him, seemingly on behalf of the larger community.
During the appearance, Hart was less than contrite. He recounted what happened over the past several weeks from his point of view, how he didn’t want to address his jokes at first but then felt that he had to.
“Now, the slander on my name is all homophobia,” he said. “Now I’m a little upset. I know that I don’t have a homophobic bone in my body. I know that I’ve addressed it. I know that I apologized.”