Hollywood loves to pat itself on the back for being tolerant and progressive.
Comediennes like Amy Schumer, Chelsea Handler, and Sarah Silverman carry on about their mission to bring about social justice.
But one celebrity is calling out the “woke” queens of comedy and exposing Hollywood’s hypocrisy.
Comedian Kevin Hart is one of the bigger boxoffice draws in Hollywood.
“Night School,” his latest film, earned a strong $27 million in its opening weekend.
Hart parlayed his string of box office successes into a dream job: hosting the Academy Awards.
But soon after landing the gig, Hart saw his dream disappear.
An LGBTQ activist journalist dredged up old anti-gay tweets authored by Hart, tweets he’d already addressed in the past.
The authoritarian left told Hart he had to bend the knee or lose the hosting gig.
Hart chose to step down from the hosting opportunity.
However, Hart ultimately apologized, probably because the Hollywood powers that be threatened his lucrative acting career.
While the activist left high-fived itself, another Hollywood celebrity felt the urge to comment.
Actor Nick Cannon pointed out Hollywood’s hypocrisy of kneecapping Hart while allowing Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Chelsea Handler to get away with equally controversial statements.
Cannon retweeted comments from all three where they used gay slurs.
But nothing will happen to them.
The double standard is because Schumer, Silverman, and Handler are all sufficiently progressive.
Hart mostly stays apolitical in his comedy and commentary.
That’s not good enough for the left.
Kathy Griffin even called him a “p*ssy” for not speaking out against Trump.
If Hart had a track record of trashing Trump and Republicans, these tweets would not have magically resurfaced.
Roseanne Barr suffered a similar fate.
She rankled Hollywood by being an unabashed Trump supporter.
The Hollywood left was looking for any reason to give her the boot, and they got it when Barr made an insensitive joke on Twitter.
Barr graciously stepped aside and allowed the show to continue without her so the cast and crew wouldn’t have to suffer.
Kimmel has since hosted the Oscars twice.
His first time hosting resulted in probably the biggest debacle in award show history.
“La La Land” was announced as the winner of Best Picture when “Moonlight” actually won.
That gaffe isn’t even the Oscars’ biggest problem.
The show is overly long and rife with one banal political speech after another, and features niche films that even many in attendance haven’t watched.
Academy voters are notorious for allowing their assistants to fill in the majority of their ballots.
The self-congratulatory awards show has seen a sharp 39.4% drop in viewership over the last five years.
Perhaps Kevin Hart could’ve spiced things up by not presiding over more of the same.
But now we’ll never know.