Shaq Defends Kevin Hart: 'I Thought Comedians Were Allowed To Crack Jokes'

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NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal says Kevin Hart's critics and detractors want to maneuver on.

In case you have been residing underneath a rock, Hart was pulled from being host of the 2019 Academy Awards after a number of insensitive tweets posted from 2009 to 2011 surfaced. For instance, considered one of Hart's tweets from a bit in 2009 learn, "Yo if my son comes residence & attempt's 2 play with my daughters doll home I am going 2 break it over his head & say n my voice ‘cease that is homosexual.'" 

Hart has since apologized a number of occasions however Shaq says he should not should preserve doing so.

"Some folks really feel he made a mistake," Shaq tells TMZ. "He apologized for his mistake. I all the time thought comedians had been allowed to crack jokes."

"Anyone that is aware of Kevin Hart ought to know that something he stated was by no means malicious."

"He should not should preserve apologizing," Shaq continued. "He apologized twice. People ought to simply transfer on. Everyone makes errors."

Shaq is not the one celeb who has come to Hart's protection. Ellen DeGeneres just lately invited Hart on her present to debate the state of affairs, and revealed that she reached out to the Academy to re-hire Hart as a number.

That stated, Variety experiences that the Oscars might be shifting ahead with no host for the primary time in almost three a long time. The occasion will air dwell on February 24 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.