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Don Lemon on Kevin Hart: “He is sorry, he said, but it is not his dream to be an ally for the LGBT community”

CNN’s Don Lemon said on his show last night that comedian Kevin Hart reached out to him following his emotional plea for Hart to become an ally of the LGBTQ community.

He said Hart, under fire for past homophobic tweets and comedy routines, doesn’t want to be an LGBT ally.

Said Lemon: “He is sorry, he said, but it is not his dream to be an ally for the LGBT community. Now, you can take that however want. You can be upset by it. However you want to feel. But that is his right. Whether I like it or not, whether you like it or not, that is his right…he can do that and you can feel about it however you want.”

Hart was named Oscars host then quickly stepped down once the controversy erupted. Inexplicably, Ellen DeGeneres revived things last week when she had Hart on her show and encouraged him and the Academy to find their way back to each other.

Backlash against Ellen has been strong.

FILE UNDER: Awards, Controversy


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