Nick Cannon Resurfaces Female Comedians' Homophobic Tweets After Kevin Hart Controversy
The actor and musician called out Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer for using a gay slur in tweets posted between 2010 and 2012.
After Kevin Hart stepped down from his gig as Oscar host following backlash over past homophobic tweets, Nick Cannon seemingly rose to his defense by calling out female comedians who had used anti-gay slurs on their own handles.
"Interesting I wonder if there was any backlash here," Cannon wrote in a tweet on Friday, embedding a 2010 tweet by Chelsea Handler stating, "This is what a f— bird likes like when he flexes."
Next, he tweeted a 2010 post from Sarah Silverman that said, "I dont mean this in a hateful way but the new bachelorette's a f—." His caption: "And I fucking love Wreck-It Ralph!" (Silverman voices the character Vanellope in the movie.)
Finally, Cannon embedded a 2012 tweet from Amy Schumer reading, "Enjoy skyfall f—. I'm bout to get knee deep in Helen Hunt #thesessions"
Cannon never mention Hart by name in any of the tweets.
Hart stepped down from his appointment as Oscars host late Thursday after refusing an ultimatum given to him by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to apologize for tweets in which he used homophobic slurs, discussed punishing his son for playing with a dollhouse because "that's gay" and insulted someone's appearance as looking like "a gay bill board for AIDS." In Instagram videos posted Thursday, Hart said that he had already addressed these tweets in public before, that he had changed and that he refused to discuss them again.
After exiting his Oscar gig, a role he had long wanted to take on, the comedian later did express regret for his past statements on Twitter, saying, "I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past … I'm sorry that I hurt people. I am evolving and want to continue to do so."
Read Cannon's tweets in full, below.
Interesting I wonder if there was any backlash here... https://t.co/0TlNvgYeIj— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) December 8, 2018
And I fucking love Wreck it Ralph!!! https://t.co/6cHA1EQEkg— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) December 8, 2018
I'm just saying... should we keep going??? https://t.co/1kESA82WqR— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) December 8, 2018