Kevin Hart Responds To Bill Maher’s Problematic Criticism After Kev Called Out ‘White Power & White Privilege’

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Don’t start nothing, it won’t be nothing. Kevin Hart pops back at Bill Maher after the TV host bashed him for calling out “white power and white privilege.” Peep the comedian’s response to the opinionated TV host’s problematic criticism inside…

Folks hate when you call a spade a spade and get a lot of audacity, don’t they? Hmph.

Famed comedian Kevin Hart did an interview with the NY Times where he touched on white privilege and it clearly made night-time talk show host Bill Maher feel a type of way. In the interview about police brutality, Kevin said, “You’re witnessing white power and privilege at an all-time high.”

That quote led Bill to go on a rant against “woke liberals” during his “New Rule” segment on his HBO talk show, “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Not only did he bash liberals, he called the Night School actor out in particular.

“This is one of the big problems with wokeness, that what you say doesn’t have to make sense or chime with the facts or ever be challenged, lest the challenge itself it conflated with racism,” he explained.

“But saying white power and privilege is at an all-time high is just ridiculous. Higher than a century ago, the year of the Tulsa Race Massacre? Higher than the years when the KKK rode unchecked, and the KKK went unchallenged? Higher than the 1960s when the Supremes and The Willie Mays still couldn’t stay in the same hotel as the white people they were working with? Higher than during slavery?”

It’s giving “slavery ended years ago, so be quiet” vibes FOR us.

Peep the clip below:

After the segment aired, folks started poppin’ off on Bill Maher’s criticism via social media:




Not long after, the Fatherhood star chimed in to further explain his quote and schooled Bill on exactly what he meant.

“The internet has put a magnifying glass on how dominant racism still is in our country….to ignore that @billmaher is ridiculous…To take my quote literally is also ridiculous…. u are witnessing the same craziness that I am…,” he wrote.

“When I speak of white privilege I’m speaking of moments that make no sense,” Kevin clarified his NY Times quote. “For example ‘The storming of the capital’ ….if they were black they would have been killed on the spot….” In another post, he added, “I am speaking on Karen’s that now feel like they can say and do whatever they want without any consequences…. to act as if white privilege does not exist is just stupid when it is as clear as day.”

The Ride Along star doubled down on his initial statement in a series of tweets that you can read below (read from the bottom up):

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“So if you choose to highlight a quote of mine please try and understand the why behind it. Once again….I’m not a political figure and I have no desire to be one….When I’m asked a question I’m going to give a answer based on what I think and feel. Good day,” he continued. “Lastly….. message to all. An opinion is just that….it’s an “Opinion”….everyone is entitled to have one. If you disagree that’s fine….Now go have a great Sunday ….Live love & laugh,” he concluded.

Mic drop.

Rhetoric like this coming from Bill Maher is really frustrating because other races aren’t publicly scolded for raising awareness to discrimination and racism. And they shouldn’t be. People of certain religions, like his, also aren’t scolded either for rightfully calling out discrimination against them. And they shouldn’t be. But when black people do it, there’s always every “But…” or belittling comment in response.  It’s exhausting.

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