In recent years, a celebrity can make one mistake and because they have all eyes on them in every situation, their career can be ruined. Hart, who is currently the highest-earning stand-up comic in the world, does not stand for this.
He communicated his feelings very intensely in an interview with The Sunday Times, using some colorful language to express his anger and disapproval toward this new culture. He discussed how he feels about the rest of society becoming so divided and being more concerned with making sure that their favorite celeb never steps out of line.
“When did we get to a point where life was supposed to be perfect?” Hart questioned. “Where people were supposed to operate perfectly all the time? I don’t understand.”
Hart brings up some valid points that are relevant to the way our society functions right now and how divided it is making us with the people we look up to.
The actor, comedian and producer does not agree with this kind of treatment and finds that it is ruining stand-up comedy. It is difficult to be respectfully funny in a culture where your every word is monitored and every statement is deemed offensive.
Hart says that he was “canceled” by fans in 2018 after a questionable tweet that he made about the LGBTQ+ community resurfaced. His lack of an apology led to him being removed as host of the 2019 Academy Awards.
“I’ve been canceled, what, three or four times? Never bothered,” he told the Sunday Times. “If you allow it to have an effect on you, it will. Personally? That’s not how I operate. I understand people are human.”
Hart is determined not to let cancel culture ruin his career. What are your thoughts on cancel culture? Drop a comment below or tweet us at @celebsecrets.