I mean, are you surprised?
As soon as Kevin Hart was announced to host the 2019 Academy Awards, which is set to have a record-number of LGBTQ-nominated films and actors, an old “joke” the comedic actor made — about not wanting his son to be gay — started making the rounds all over the net.
The joke was uttered in Hart’s 2010 comedy special, "Seriously Funny," in which he claimed his “biggest fear” was his son “growing up and being gay.” He added, “Keep in mind, I’m not homophobic. I have nothing against gay people. Be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.” He then went on to give examples of his then 3-year-old son having his first gay moment with a friend and how he needed to “nip it in the bud” by screaming at him, “Stop, that’s gay!”