Billy Porter and Kevin Hart
“American Horror Story” and “Shapes” star Billy Porter had harsh words when asked about Kevin Hart’s resignation from the host of the Oscars by a backlash over his alleged homophobic past material — and the Heart’s refusal to apologize for his past jokes.
Hart’s controversial material included pieces about in the hope that his son will not grow up to be gay, as well as old tweets with homophobic insults. When the Academy, reportedly, requested he apologize for the remarks, he opted out, saying in an Instagram video, “I opted for the pass. The reason that I passed, because I’ve addressed this several times. I have said where good and evil were. I am who I am now versus who I was then.”
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“People think that words do not matter. I am planning to be in this Kevin Hart thing for just a second. Because it is not a joke. That is not what it is about,” Porter, 49, calcium silicate as a Result of Sound. “I’ve seen people and I’ve heard of people who are not homophobic, gay-jokes. And you can tell that she is not homophobic.”
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Porter explained that the other actors can make use of homosexual themes in their material without homophobic.
“I think Mo’ nique, a long time ago, did they make a joke about butt sex. It was a whole thing about butt sex and ‘the gays,’ you know. And the punchline was something like: “Yes, but do not knock it until you try it!’ And then we have to stop with the person who we know is the use of a joke, but she is not a homophobic person,” he said.
“She is not to say, ‘When I come home and my four year old son is playing with a baby doll house, I’ m gonna break over his head and tell him that he is gay.’ That provided by a line,” he continued. “Because that makes you fans to think that [you can] pressure on someone because you don’t like them. If you do not like their sexuality, ” so I can bash you in the head.” We don’t do that more.”
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The porter said that’s part of what made his series of “Pose” success was the empowerment that it provided to the LGBTQ community, in particular in the light of the conservative administration.
“It is march-in-the-streets time! We have a government that thinks it can, with a sentence, the deletion of a whole group of people. And we are not going to do anything? Transgender people do not exist? F—k that,” he said. “I say to Kevin Hart, and I say to D. L. Hughley, I say that people who think that they don’t need to apologize for s—t and dig their heels in their toxic masculinity: But you want your rights! You want people to stop with the shooting of your children in the back? But yet, you turn around and oppress other people in the same way you’re being suppressed. F—k. F— you. We are ready to go.”