It really seems like every time Kevin Hart takes one step forward, he somehow takes two steps back. However, this time he may have gone backwards for good.
After it was announced that he’s making a new reboot of Scrooged that literally no one asked for, TMZ is reporting that he is getting sued by a woman for assault after his security team allegedly knocked her down when exiting a building.
This is just the latest in the long list of awful stuff Hart’s been involved with over the last few years and it’s perhaps time we finally – finally – put the nail in his career’s coffin.
To recap all the cancel-worthy stuff Hart’s done in reverse chronological order, this assault accusation comes a few months after he stepped down as the 2019 Academy Awards host after repeatedly refusing to apologise for some old homophobic jokes he shared on Twitter and in his 2010 stand up special, Seriously Funny, only to later sheepishly apologise after he left the gig, presumably because his mum grounded him or something.
The Oscar gig came about a year after he freely admitted to cheating on his then-pregnant wife, Eniko Parish, whom he married after divorcing first wife, Torrei Hart, who he also cheated upon numerous times as per his memoir, I Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Life Lessons. And just as an extra cherry on top of this bitter cake, Hart also revealed in his memoir how his marriage with Torrei was a stormy one filled with assault allegations, alcoholism, and police being called to their house.
Throw in a few instances involving DUIs and embarrassing call outs by fellow celebs (including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) for milking otherwise good causes, and you have to wonder just why he’s allowed to be the voice of a mega popular animated kid’s film franchise.
Look, people have their flaws and Kevin is prone to moments of weakness like the rest of us. But what makes his sagas so unbearable is his absolute refusal to apologise or take any sense of genuine responsibility for his actions while simultaneously trying to justify his actions.
Irrespective of whether you like his movies and comedy specials, it is perhaps time to put Kevin Hart in the “cancelled” bin because it’s clear he’ll use up every second chance he gets while never being sorry for anything. Sorry Ellen, we’re going against you on this one.