In an try and defend Kevin Hart, who stepped down from internet hosting the Academy Awards following a backlash over his previous homophobic feedback, Nick Cannon has resurfaced previous tweets from Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler that he says additionally used homophobic language.
“Attention-grabbing,” Cannon, 38, tweeted on Friday night alongside an previous tweet of Handler’s from 2010. “I’m wondering if there was any backlash right here…”
Within the message, she wrote, “That is what a f— fowl likes like when he flexes,” together with a photograph that’s now not accessible.
Cannon went on to share a 2012 tweet from Schumer, during which the comic wrote, “Take pleasure in skyfall f—. I’m bout to get knee deep in Helen Hunt #thesessions.”
“I’m simply saying… ought to we preserve going???” he captioned the message.
He additionally resurfaced a 2010 tweet from Silverman — who just lately stated she cringes at “materials I did 10 years in the past” — the place she wrote, “I dont imply this in a hateful manner however the brand new bachelorette’s a f—.”
“And I f— love Wreck it Ralph!!! ,” he wrote alongside the tweet, referring to the film Ralph Breaks the Web. He included an emoji of a black man and the mars image, which is used to indicate the male intercourse.
Talking about her previous errors, Silverman just lately informed The Guardian, “All I can do is be taught from it, be modified ceaselessly by it, and do what I can to make it proper going ahead.”
“Definitely stuff that I did 10 or 15 years in the past, I cringe at now,” she continued, including that she now sees the jokes “very in another way.”
In an interview with Selection printed in November, Silverman additionally addressed the truth that she doesn’t thoughts holding herself accountable to her previous remarks.
“I really feel like until you’ll be able to admit to these issues, you’ll be able to’t be modified by them and you may’t even forgive your self for them,” she shared.
Reps for Schumer, Silverman and Handler didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s requests for remark about Cannon’s tweets.
In response to a fan who requested him to “audit” his personal tweets, Cannon replied, “Nope!!”
“You understand I’ve been saying f— up s— since twitter began! I don’t play that politically right bulls—! F— politics!! Solely Fact!” he added.
Nevertheless, as one other Twitter person who seemed by Cannon’s previous tweets identified, the Wild ‘n Out creator and host beforehand spoke out towards comedians and black males for making homophobic remarks previously.
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In a single tweet from 2010, Cannon wrote, “Sincere query: why are we as Black males so homophobic?” In a 2012 message, Cannon remarked, “In case your greatest joke contains ‘homosexual’ or ‘F—’ you ought to be kicked of Twitter this ain’t the 3d grade!”
“Idgi, @NickCannon. If what you stated in 2010 and 2012 nonetheless holds, why not maintain Kevin accountable?” the Twitter customers wrote, earlier than addressing the tweets from Schumer, Silverman and Handler.
“I don’t like every of the white girls you ‘uncovered’ lol. So do you. However the way you gonna go after white girls as a result of a Black man was unsuitable, @NickCannon ?” the social media person added.
Shortly after it was introduced earlier this week that Hart could be internet hosting the distinguished awards present, Cannon shared a supportive message for his pal on-line.
“Couldn’t be happier for this a—!! @kevinhart4real,” Cannon tweeted. “Actual discuss my bro deserves each little bit of what God is blessing him with. The toughest working, kindest and most real dude… “
He was additionally supportive of a video Hart posted after the backlash had begun, the place the Night time Faculty star shared he wouldn’t be apologizing for his remarks as a result of he already “addressed this a number of instances.”
“We with you regardless!!!” Cannon wrote, commenting on Hart’s Instagram video. “You understand how we really feel about folks making an attempt to regulate us anyway!!”
Hart did finally go on to apologize.
“I’ve made the selection to step down from internet hosting this 12 months’s Oscar’s….it’s because I don’t need to be a distraction on an evening that must be celebrated by so many superb gifted artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ neighborhood for my insensitive phrases from my previous,” he tweeted shortly after he shared he could be stepping down from internet hosting the Oscars.
“I’m sorry that I damage folks.. I’m evolving and need to proceed to take action. My purpose is to deliver folks collectively not tear us aside,” Hart added. “A lot love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we will meet once more.”