Kevin Hart is not stranger to saying things that get him into trouble — it’s almost a part of his brand at this point.
This time he’s defending his presence in the “Clubhouse” app amid remarks made in his latest Netflix special “Zero F?-?-?ks Given.”
In the special, Kevin made a joking remark about his daughter, saying “My daughter a hoe.”
While speaking to thousands of people in the invite-only audio chatroom app Clubhouse, Kevin defended his joke as part of a larger, sometimes tense conversation about whether or not he’s actually “funny.”
“Stop with the false narrative, its a false narrative that’s being created, if you were in the Clubhouse and a part of the conversation, this wasn’t about Black women,” Kevin protested in a video response on Friday.
“It wasn’t about me going against Black—stop,” he continued.
“The question was asked about the joke about my daughter and me referencing my daughter having hoe-like activity. I gave an answer to it,”he stated. “Here’s what it is, guys: I’m not calling my daughter a hoe, I’m saying what she did was hoe-like activity.”
Kevin further claimed to have called “three former hoes” to ask them if his daughter’s behavior was, in fact, “hoe-like.”
The comedian’s rebuttal followed outrage about what he tweeted on Friday afternoon that he “had an amazing conversation in the Clubhouse app today….real talks with real people.”
Had an amazing conversation in the Clubhouse app today….Real talks with real people….this is the direction that social media is now going to. Pretty dope
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) November 27, 2020
We can say that we were in the Clubhouse at the time of Kevin’s chat, and while there are clips and headlines circulating social media highlighting some of what Kevin said (and where he made some rather disappointing comments), it was clear that the intent of his conversation was not malicious (nor did he defend Bill Cosby).
— AfroVibes (@AfroVibes_) November 27, 2020