Netflix still has up Kevin Hart’s Seriously Funny despite it containing homophobic jokes that have forced him to step down from hosting the Oscars.
The 2010 stand-up special is one of four shows that Kevin currently has on the platform, and contains a story about him ‘wanting to prevent his son being gay’.
‘One of my biggest fears is my son growing up and being gay. That’s a fear,’ he tells the audience.
‘Keep in mind I’m not homophobic…Be happy. Do what you want to do. But me, as a heterosexual male, if I can prevent my son from being gay, I will.’
He then continues about experiencing his son’s ‘first gay moment’ at a birthday party, which he was forced to put a stop to.
‘Every kid has a gay moment, but when it happens, you got to nip it in the bud. You got to stop it right there. “Hey, No! That’s gay.” Quick,’ he says.
Kevin then continues the anecdote and added that he knocked his son away from another child after he saw them ‘grinding’ on each other.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Netflix for comment.
Kevin has stepped down from this year’s Oscars ceremony after he was slammed by fans online over historical homophobic tweets.
In the messages, he was seen using gay as a slur, as well as labelling people ‘f**s’.
Ahead of his withdrawal, he posted a series of messages on Instagram saying that the ‘world was going crazy’ and while he didn’t apologise, instead told others they need to ‘be more positive’.
He said: ‘I swear man our world is becoming beyond crazy. I’m not going to let the craziness frustrate me or anger me especially when I worked hard to get to the mental space that I am at now.
‘My team calls me, “Oh my God, Kevin, the world is upset about tweets you did years ago” Oh my God. Guys, I’m almost 40 years old. If you don’t believe that people grow, change, evolve as they get older, I don’t know what to tell you.’
‘If you want to hold people in a position where they always have to justify or explain their past — then do you,’ he explained. ‘I’m the wrong guy, man. I’m in a great place, a great mature place where all I do is spread positivity. If you’re not doing that, you’re not on my page.’
However, early this morning he announced he was ‘taking the decision to step down from hosting the Oscars’.
He wrote: ‘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. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.
‘I’m sorry that I hurt people.. 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.’
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