Kevin Hart Rips On Cancel Culture Supporters: ‘Shut Up'

Kevin Hart is known for always keeping it real — he's a comedian, after all — that's kind of what they do. It's no secret many people believe "cancel culture" is a disease in society that needs amending, while others believe accountability is important.

Now, Kevin Hart is speaking out about his experience with cancel culture and how he feels about its supporters.

By now, you're most likely sick of hearing the term "cancel culture" — I sure know I am!

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While I do believe in second chances, some things are meant to be left in the past. I don't think we should call it cancel culture, we should call it accountability culture.

Many celebrities, especially comedians, have spoken out about the prevalence of cancel culture.

Recently, comedian and Knocked Up star Seth Rogen spoke out against those who are trying to CANCEL cancel culture.

I know, my brain hurts too.

"I think there are certain jokes that for sure have not aged well," Seth admitted last month.

"But, I think that’s the nature of comedy. I think conceptually those movies are sound and I think there’s a reason they’ve lasted. Jokes are not things that necessarily are built to last," he added.

As far as other comedians go, he believes they shouldn't get upset when people find their jokes have aged poorly.

"To me, when I see comedians complaining about this kind of thing, I don’t understand what they’re complaining about," he admitted.

"If you’ve made a joke that’s aged terribly, accept it. And if you don’t think it’s aged terribly, then say that."

"Getting criticism is one of the things that goes along with being an artist, and if you don’t like that, then don’t be a comedian anymore. To me, it’s not worth complaining about to the degree I see other comedians complaining about."

He continued:

"I was never a comedian that made jokes that were truly designed to target groups that were subjugated in some way. Have we done that without realizing it? Definitely. And those things are in our movies and they’re out there, and they’re things that I am more than happy to say that they have not aged well."

"But in my career I’ve never made a joke that’s outwardly horrific in some way, and if you have, I would question why you did that," he added.

"Saying terrible things is bad, so if you’ve said something terrible, then it’s something you should confront in some way, shape, or form. I don’t think that’s ‘cancel culture’, that’s you saying something terrible, if that’s what you’ve done."

Now, comedian Kevin Hart is giving his thoughts about those who seek to cancel celebrities.

He believes the only way for people to learn and grow is to make mistakes, telling the Sunday Times "If somebody has done something truly damaging then, absolutely, a consequence should be attached.

"But when you just talk about… nonsense? When you’re talking, ‘Someone said! They need to be taken [down]!’ Shut the [expletive] up! What are you talking about?"

"When did we get to a point where life was supposed to be perfect?" the comedian continued.

"Where people were supposed to operate perfectly all the time? I don’t understand," he continued.

"I don’t expect perfection from my kids. I don’t expect it from my wife, friends, employees. Because, last I checked, the only way you grow up is from [expletive] up. I don’t know a kid who hasn’t [expletive] up or done some dumb [expletive].”

Reflecting on his own experiences, the comedian said: "I’ve been canceled, what, three or four times? Never bothered."

"If you allow it to have an effect on you, it will. Personally? That’s not how I operate."

h/t: Yahoo