When you’re a fan of comic Kevin Hart, then you definately most likely already know that he usually avoids speaking about politics. He definitely doesn’t make political jokes and appears to alter the topic at any time when politics come up in interviews. Naturally, some folks surprise which finish of the political spectrum he lands on. Does Kevin Hart help Trump, or does he think about himself to be extra liberal studying? Right here’s what we all know.
Does Kevin Hart help Trump?
For probably the most half, Kevin has prevented talking publicly about his political views, however there have been a number of situations one may level to as proof of his leanings. The obvious occurred in the course of the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. He likened the VMAs to “recreation day,” then informed everybody to not fear as a result of they’d be allowed to kneel (referencing NFL gamers who kneel in the course of the Nationwide Anthem to protest towards police brutality). “There’s no outdated, white man that may cease you,” Kevin mentioned.
He didn’t cease there, both. “You by no means know what is going on to occur on the VMAs,” he mentioned. “I imply beefs pop off, dangerous language, folks sending out loopy tweets. It is principally like your typical day on the White Home. In your face, Trump — suck it!”
Now, may Kevin Hart inform Donald Trump to “suck it” and nonetheless think about himself a Trump supporter? Completely. Nevertheless, we will fairly safely surmise that, on the very least, he doesn’t help Trump’s vilification of kneeling NFL gamers.
Nonetheless, when The New York Occasions requested Kevin to remark earlier this 12 months about what he needs Donald Trump would say with reference to social injustice and racism, he demurred: “That’s beating a useless horse. That’s a waste of time for me to debate or have an opinion on as a result of we’ve seen that film and the way it ends.”
Kevin has been very vocal on social media concerning racism, social injustice, and police brutality, however he all the time appears to cease simply wanting saying something instantly towards (or in help of) the present U.S. president.
Previously, Kevin has defined why he has, for probably the most half, prevented mentioning Trump in any respect.
“If you soar into that political realm you’re alienating a few of your viewers,” he informed Selection in early 2017. “The world as we speak, it’s actually not a laughing matter. It’s critical. I don’t need to draw consideration to issues I don’t have good issues to say about.”
“I need to be a shiny spot,” he informed The Each day Beast. “I need to take your thoughts off of no matter could also be occurring in your life that might be flawed and offer you a cause to say, what? It’s going to be OK. That’s being the constructive, motivating, inspiring person who I’m, that I all the time shall be.”
On Twitter, Kevin doesn’t draw back from sharing posts that some may even see as political. He retweeted former President Barack Obama’s message of help for Kamala Harris when Biden selected her as his operating mate. He additionally posted an image of Obama together with his household on Father’s Day, referring to him as an “wonderful father.” Nevertheless, the overwhelming majority of his posts are about his present comedy tasks.
Treading the road between being a “shiny spot” and mentioning systemic issues within the U.S. in hopes of effecting change is really a fragile act, however Kevin appears to be dedicated to it. On the finish of the day, the one one who is aware of for positive who Kevin Hart votes for and helps politically is, after all, Kevin Hart himself. Nonetheless, he has definitely made his priorities clear.