Kevin Hart recently stood up for Ellen DeGeneres amid the criticisms that the latter has been receiving.
On his social media account, Kevin Hart shared a photo of himself during his appearance on Ellen Show. He is chatting with DeGeneres, and they are both laughing.
Kevin Hart thinks Ellen DeGeneres is amazing
Weeks later, Hart spoke with Deadline and explained why he decided to show DeGeneres his support amid the recent controversies.
Hart said that he’d known DeGeneres for a long time. And she thinks that the Ellen Show host is an amazing individual. Hart also said that he’s not taking away what others might have experienced from or with DeGeneres.
Kevin Hart talks about Ellen DeGneres
However, he wants everyone to understand that he’s simply speaking from his own experiences with the funny woman.
“I know how lonely it gets because I know that these are times when people just turn their back on you. So, for the ones that you love, that are close to your heart, you just want them to have some support when it seems that there is none out there, and that’s just who I am as a person,” he said.
Hart also said that friendships are not taken very seriously in the business that they’re in. He also said that there are a lot of friendships in the industry that are fake. However, there are also some that are real.
DeGeneres and Kevin Hart have been friends for a long time. And last weekend, they were photographed hanging out in Malibu.
Ellen DeGeneres comes to her pal’s defense
Last year, DeGeneres also came to Hart’s defense after he was criticized for his homophobic tweets and stand-up comedy material.
Initially, Hart was chosen to host the Oscars. But the backlash following his tweets forced him to back out of the gig. During this difficult and controversial time, DeGeneres chose to stick with her friend.
DeGeneres even tried to encourage the people behind the Academy Awards to consider still making Hart the host of the awards show. However, Hart ultimately decided to not push through with the opportunity.
Portia de Rossi’s wife supporting her pal meant that she was also criticized by a lot of people. After all, as an openly gay person, critics were somehow expecting that DeGeneres would take offense with Hart’s tweets.
But on Ellen Show, she said that she believes in second chances. Kevin Hart also apologized for his insensitive remarks.