Kevin Hart Persuaded Chris Rock to Host Oscars Amid #OscarsSoWhite Controversy

Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle

Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle

The reviews of Chris Rock hosting tonight’s Oscars are starting to trickle in, with diversity on the minds of many and certainly a huge part of the show. Fellow comedian Kevin Hart had nothing but support for Rock on the red carpet, telling “Extra’s” Mario Lopez,

I’m looking forward to my brother, Chris Rock.

Hart continued,

As comedians, the one thing we do is support one another, I think the great ones all do, those that don’t, don’t necessarily fit into that fraternity, but within that fraternity you back one another.

Kevin revealed that he told Chris not to boycott the Oscars.

Everyone was telling Chris not to host or to boycott it, I told my brother do it, this is a stage, on the stage we have the ability to get your point across, you address an issue, but you do it in a Chris Rock way, that’s what he’s going to do and at the end of the day he will address the elephant in the room, you’ll laugh then you’ll think about it and years to come you’ll remember what he did .

Hart added,

That’s what makes him amazing, that’s why I’m a supporter, that’s why I’m a friend, that’s why I’m proud to be in a fraternity of comedians who support one another, those who don’t get it don’t belong.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams