A rising checklist of celebs are defending Kevin Hart after the comedian stepped down from the Oscars — and so is his children’ tutor.
Hart’s longtime pal and an instructional adviser to his children, Merle Soden, has come to Hart’s protection as a “proud member of the LGBTQ neighborhood.”
“I’ve identified Kevin Hart for nearly 10 years and have been in his children’ life, taught them to learn and write . . . I’m a proud member of the LGBTQ Neighborhood and I rise up for Kevin Hart,” Soden posted.
Hart apologized and stop as host of the Oscars over his previous homophobic tweets, which included one from 2011 that learn: “Yo if my son comes residence & attempt’s 2 play with my daughters doll home I’m going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘cease that’s homosexual.’ ”
Soden mentioned, “I stand in solidarity for Kevin Hart whereas he’s being ridiculed for being homophobic. I’m the largest, most out LGBTQ member on his workforce and [he] has by no means confirmed me any prejudice or bias due to my HIV standing or due to my LGBTQ standing.”
Hart’s additionally been defended by Nick Cannon, Anthony Anderson, Ludacris, Scott Eastwood and his ex-wife, Torrei Hart.
“SNL” comedian Michael Che additionally defended Hart through the NBC present’s “Weekend Replace,” saying, “Didn’t the academy nominate Mel Gibson for an award simply final 12 months?” And, “If Kevin Hart isn’t clear sufficient to host the Oscars, then no black comedian is. The one black comedian I do know that’s cleaner than Kevin Hart is booked for the following three to 10 years” — referring to the imprisoned Invoice Cosby.