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Kevin Hart Clarifies His ‘White Supremacy’ Claims In The New York Times After Bill Maher Slams Him

Kevin Hart Clarifies His ‘White Supremacy’ Claims In The New York Times After Bill Maher Slams Him

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart has responded to Bill Maher on his Twitter page after he slammed him during his television show Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday.

American comedian and television host, Bill Maher, slammed Kevin Hart for his allegations that ‘white power and white privilege are at an all-time high’ in the New York Times and said they struggled with ‘progress-o-phobia’ on his Real Time With Bill Maher show Friday.

Bill Maher stated:

“This is one of the big problems with wokeness, that what you say doesn’t have to make sense or chime with the facts or ever be challenged, lest the challenge itself it conflated with racism.

But saying white power and privilege is at an all-time high is just ridiculous. Higher than a century ago, the year of the Tulsa Race Massacre? Higher than the years when the KKK rode unchecked and the KKK went unchallenged?

Higher than the 1960s when the Supremes and The Willie Mays still couldn’t stay in the same hotel as the white people they were working with? Higher than during slavery?”

Kevin Hart took to Twitter as early as Sunday to clarify his New York Times article. Hart called Maher ridiculous because to ignore that Bill Maher and to take his quote:

“The internet has put a magnifying glass on how dominant racism still is in our country… to ignore that @billmaher is ridiculous… To take my quote literally is also ridiculous…. u are witnessing the same craziness that I am…”

When Kevin Hart talked about white privilege, he said he was talking about moments that didn’t make any sense:

“When I speak of white privilege I’m speaking of moments that make no sense… For example “The storming of the capital” ….if they were black they would have been killed on the spot…

I am speaking on Karen’s that now feel like they can say and do whatever they want without any consequences…. to act as if white privilege does not exist is just stupid when it is as clear as day.”

Hart said he is not a political figure, so they should take that into account when quoting his own words:

“So if you choose to highlight a quote of mine please try and understand the why behind it. Once again… I’m not a political figure and I have no desire to be one….When I’m asked a question I’m going to give an answer based on what I think and feel. Good day”

He said he’s still a fan of Bill Maher and these tweets were just to add some clarity to what he was saying:

“In closing I’m still a fan @billmaher… these tweets were to just give you a little clarity on where I was coming from.”

Finally, he sent a message to all, arguing that this is an opinion and that every person has a right to have it:

“Lastly…. message to all. An opinion is just that… it’s an “Opinion”… everyone is entitled to have one. If you disagree that’s fine… Now go have a great Sunday… Live love & laugh.”

Check out the Twitter posts below.

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