Kevin Hart Says Will Smith Is in a Better Place After Oscars Slap (Exclusive)
Speaking with ET on the carpet for the premiere of the upcoming movie DC’s League of Superpets, Hart was subdued but upbeat about his latest film with co-star/frequent roaster Dwayne Johnson.
Using his recent “Reality Check” standup tour as a segue, Kevin Hart was asked if he had talked to Will Smith post-slap. The comedian confirmed that he had, and revealed these feelings about the matter:
Will is apologetic. He’s in a better space than what he was after. People are human and as humans sometimes, we make mistakes. It’s not about talking about the past, it’s about acknowledging the present and doing your best to move forward. I can only hope the two of them find a way to find some solace in that and move past it. I just like good energy. I love to see people be their best. I still love him, I love Chris. You can’t judge a person by one thing. Ultimately life goes on and people grow. So give him the opportunity to do so.
Clearly, the actor is looking for the peace and love in the situation, which ties in with feelings Kevin Hart has expressed about cancel culture in the past.
It’s particularly true as he’s still seemingly friendly with both Chris Rock and Will Smith after their infamous brawl at the 94th Academy Awards.
Given he says he “loves” both of them, his comment may have some wondering just what Hart could have said during a stand-up gig that would joke about the subject? In fact, however, Hart’s neutrality was more or less maintained throughout his act.
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