Kevin Hart Defends Ellen DeGeneres Amid Toxic Workplace Furor

August 5, 2020
Kevin Hart who has been urged to reconsider his decision to pull out of hosting the Oscars amid controversy over homophobic tweets he posted almost a decade ago by Ellen DeGeneres / Ellen DeGeneres at the People's Choice Awards 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Kevin Hart took to Instagram Tuesday to post a long message in defense of Ellen DeGeneres amid several claims of a toxic work environment on her show. “It’s crazy to see my friend go through what she’s going through publicly,” Hart wrote alongside a photo of him and DeGeneres. “I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the f**king planet. She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day one.” He also lamented the “crazy world of negativity” on the internet, adding, “We are falling in love with people’s down fall. It’s honestly sad." Hart went on to say that he stands by “the ones that I know and that I love” and called for and end to “this hate s**t” online. “Looking forward to the future where we get back to loving one another,” he wrote. The comedian did add that he did not mean to "disregard the feelings of others and their experiences,” but wanted to "simply to show what my experiences have been with my friend. Love you for life Ellen.”

It’s crazy to see my friend go thru what she’s going thru publicly. I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the fucking planet. She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day 1. The internet has become a crazy world of negativity....we are falling in love with peoples down fall. It’s honestly sad...When did we get here? I stand by the ones that I know and that I love. Looking forward to the future where we get back to loving one another....this hate shit has to stop. Hopefully it goes out of style soon....This post is not meant to disregard the feelings of others and their experiences....It’s simply to show what my experiences have been with my friend. Love you for life Ellen...

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