!! OMG, quote of the day: Pose’s Billy Porter goes IN on Kevin Hart !!

“People think that words don’t matter. I’m going to get into this Kevin Hart thing for just a second. Because it’s not about you having a joke. That’s not what it’s about. I’ve seen people and I’ve heard people who are not homophobic who do gay jokes. And you can tell that they’re not homophobic.

I think Monique, a long time ago, she did a joke about butt sex. It was a whole thing about butt sex and ‘the gays,’ you know. And the punchline was something like, ‘Yeah, but don’t knock it till you try it!’ And then we must stop the person who we know is using a joke, but she’s not a homophobic person. She’s not saying, ‘If I come home and my four-year-old son is playing with a baby doll house, I’m gonna break it over his head and tell him it’s gay.’

Continued after the jump…

That crosses a line. Because that allows your fans to think that [you can] hit somebody because you don’t like them. You don’t like their sexuality, ‘so I can bash you in the head.’ We’re not doing that anymore. And that is what Pose challenges. That’s what we’re saying. Y’all don’t get to have that language no more without somebody on the other side challenging that. You had long enough to spew that darkness into the world without somebody on the other side shedding some light on it. We’re done with that.

It’s march-into-the-streets time! We have an administration that thinks that it can, with a sentence, erase a whole group of people. And we’re not going to do anything about it? Transgender people don’t exist? Fuck that. I say to Kevin Hart, and I say to D.L. Hughley, I say to those people who think that they don’t need to apologize for shit and dig their heels in their toxic masculinity: But you want your rights! You want people to stop shooting your children in the back? But yet still, you turn around and oppress other people the same way you’re being oppressed.

Fuck that. Fuck you. We’re done.”

Pose’s Billy Porter shining some perspective on why he takes issue with Kevin Hart‘s POV/jokes.

[via consequenceofsound]

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11 Comments on "OMG, quote of the day: Pose’s Billy Porter goes IN on Kevin Hart"

  1. Oh for God sake you have forgotten you are AMERICANS. You don’t have to like every opinion you hear, but you are not the gestapo or stazi. Stop supporting marxists and protect FREEDOM! You won’t like what they replace it with.

  2. Richard Vestal | December 25, 2018 at 4:23 pm | Reply

    Thank you Billy, you said it in a nut shell. I’m here, I’m queer, now deal with it. The closet door is open and I’m out… and by the way I fight back.

  3. I understand Billy’s POV but I also understand Kevin’s. He has apologized for this at least 7 or 8 years ago. How long do you want to hold him responsible for it even after he apologizes? People grow and they evolve. I think if Kevin, if he chooses, did some charitable work with gay groups, it would make a difference. If you have to go back almost a decade to dig this up and nothing has happened along those lines since then, then imo, its time to move on.

  4. He’s right on. Certain ethnic groups wants rights and “respect” but they don’t give to other groups-they just attack them. I give respect to all groups and I damn well expect them to give me respect back.

  5. Lucifer. Hate speech Is not protected by Fredom of speech. Freedom of speech directly dictates that you have the freedom to speak out against your government And their policies. A lot of people don’t seem to understand what freedom of speech actually is.. It has nothing to do with how you treat other people or the hateful things you say.

  6. Damn. Preach!

  7. Why is every one concerned about what he said the has nothing to really do with them. Stop attacking the Freedom of Speech.

    • He’s not in jail, is he? He’s free to say whatever he wants. Everyone else is free to call him a douche for saying it.

    • The most effective way to counter the potential hate speech — which conveys discriminatory or hateful views on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and so forth — is not through censorship, but rather through more speech.

      You should also defend Porter’s right to respond to Hart. No one here is attacking Freedom of Speech.

  8. Hell the fuck yeah!!!

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