Kevin Hart needs a dictionary. Somehow, despite his millions of dollars and teams of assistants, he still doesn’t seem to know the meaning of a few very basic words. And I’m not talking about polysyllabic head-scratchers like “equivocate” or “obfuscate”, I’m talking Sesame Street words like “over”, “moving on”, and “growth”.
After stating over, and over, and over again that he’s done talking about the controversy over his homophobic tweets of yore, Kevin appeared on Good Morning America today to talk about the controversy over his homophobic tweets of yore. In the interview, Kevin stated that he’s over talking about it, that he’s moved on, and that he’s already apologized so people should just leave him alone about it already. We get it Kevin. You’re over it. So are we. Why do you keep talking about it!?
Poor Michael Strahan tried his best to get Kevin to think about things from a different angle and give him a chance to demonstrate this “growth” Kevin seems so sure he’s achieved (lifts in your shoes don’t count, champ), but talking to Kevin is like talking to an angry Teddy Ruxpin that has only one recording that repeats the same message ad nauseam. Here’s the interview:
I know Kevin’s got a movie coming out (Kevin always has a movie coming out) so he’s probably been on the books to make the rounds on all these shows since before he was hired to host the Oscars, only to quit rather than apologize for his history of homophobia. But I’m not sure why he’s using his allotted time on shows like Ellen and GMA to rehash what he has repeatedly said he doesn’t want to rehash. He’s pretty rich and powerful, I find it hard to believe he couldn’t just tell the producers what he will and won’t be discussing. But maybe he has no choice. If that’s the case, he should talk to his publicist and find out what are the magic words that will get him out of this cycle of defensive martyrdom. If the publicist doesn’t know the magic words, he should fire that publicist and find one who does.
Kevin needs an intervention. Can’t his home-scratch The Rock sit this colicky little baby on his knee and give him a lesson in universal appeal? But I guess that would require Kevin to grow, and if he was actually capable of that, he wouldn’t be the squalling little man-child he is today.