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    Kevin Hart thinks people need to lose the "attitude" of cancel culture

    The 'Night School' actor faced widespread criticism in 2018 over past homophobic tweets - which led to him cancelling plans to host the Academy Awards - but Kevin thinks the public need to be more "realistic" in their expectations of entertainers


    He said: "You gotta get to a point where you become more realistic.

    "What I mean about being realistic is: nobody's perfect, nobody's going to be.

    "We're living in a time where we're just expecting perfect, as if people don't slip and fall down the steps, or everybody walks straight all the time.

    "But you stumble ... it's weird to really hold people at a level that they never asked to be held at."

    The 'Jumanji: The Next Level' star thinks people need to be able to "grow" without being held "accountable" for "childish behaviour" when they're younger.

    Speaking to OprahMag.com, he explained: "If babies came out with all the knowledge, then what's the point of going from age one through 21?

    "You get to 21, and there's a celebration of you now being an adult, because you spent those years being a kid, doing the things that a kid is supposed to do.

    "So you can't hold me accountable for things that I did as a kid that were childish behaviour, at 21, when I'm now an adult ... well from 21, to 31, I was a young adult, so I didn't know what life was going to be like as an adult, so I messed up as a young adult."

    Kevin hopes the public eventually learns to become more forgiving of mistakes.

    He said: "We can't be so persistent with the search to find and destroy.

    "Although some things are warranted and I understand, it's just us people have got to be smart enough to go ... you know what, whatever has happened, has happened, but people deserve a chance to move on.

    "Life isn't over because people say it is, and that's what's been happening as of late.

    "It's like people determine when your end button is pushed, but that's not how it works. We need to lose that attitude and feeling and let people grow."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


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