Nick Cannon Backs Up Kevin Hart by Calling Out Homophobic Tweets from Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler

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Days after Kevin Hart landed and quickly lost his gig hosting the Oscars, Nick Cannon has stepped up to defend him by pointing out the hypocrisy of it all.

Hart landed in hot water last week after homophobic tweets resurfaced soon after he was tapped to host the prestigious awards ceremony. After initially refusing to recuse himself, the star stepped down Thursday, Dec. 6.

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“I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists,” Hart tweeted in the early morning hours. “I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.

“I’m sorry that I hurt people,” he added. “I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.”

The following day, Cannon took to Twitter to share past tweets from Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, and Amy Schumer who have each used homophobic language.

Back in 2010, Handler tweeted, “This is what a f– bird likes like when he flexes.”

“Interesting🤔 I wonder if there was any backlash here…” Cannon said in response.

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“I dont mean this in a hateful way but the new bachelorette’s a f—–,” tweeted Silverman in 2010.

“And I f—ing love Wreck it Ralph!!! 🤦🏾‍♂️,” said Cannon after posting the stand-up star’s tweet.

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“Enjoy skyfall f–s. I’m bout to get knee deep in Helen Hunt #thesessions,” Schumer tweeted in 2012.

“🤔 I’m just saying… should we keep going???” Cannon offed.

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“They’ve already moved passed her. Like they’ve moved passed Kevin,” a Twitter user replied to the “Wild ‘n’ Out” host. “Every word, thought, deed and action you will be responsible for….10, 20, 30 years from now… every seed planted will produce a consequence!! While you auditing tweets, you need to audit yours!”

“Nope!! You know I’ve been saying f—ed up s— since twitter started! I don’t play that politically correct bulls—! F— politics!! Only Truth!✊🏾,” Cannon said, standing firm on his past posts.

Schumer and Handler have not commented on Cannon’s Twitter spree, but Silverman retweeted a thread from a gay Twitter user defending the comediennes since they’ve been allies to the community and their tweets were not violent.

Hart has not commented on Cannon’s remarks.

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