Kevin Hart has stirred up some controversy within the gay community.
In an interview yesterday with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club,” the comedian admitted that he turned down the role of Alpha Chino in Tropic Thunder because, well...
"The part was way [gayer] in the beginning. The dude… he was doing a lot of stuff in the draft that I read. It was real flagrant. It was a lot of stuff, and I was like, I can’t do this.”
Hart made a point to say he's "politically correct to the gay community" and that "I respect and appreciate anything and everything you all do. And as people, I love you."
But some are understandably upset over how Hart expounded on his comments.
Could he ever portray a homosexual character on screen?
"No. Not because I have any ill will or disrespect," Hart said. "It’s because I feel like… I don’t think I’m going to dive into that role 100 percent, because of the insecurities about myself trying to play the part.
"Does that make sense? Like, what I think people are going to think while I’m trying to do this is going to stop me from playing the part the way I’m supposed to."
Points for honesty, but critics will call out Hart for putting his own insecurities ahead of doing what he can to help social progress in this area.
What do you think of Hart's take? Is it understandable? Is it selfish? Does it make him homophobic?
Take a look at Hart having a dance-off against Josh Gad and then react to his interview below.