Kevin Hart Spoke to Jussie Smollett After His Attack: 'I'm Fully Supportive'
Comedian Kevin Hart is just one of the celebrities invading Atlanta for the Super Bowl! Hart, who famously tried to get onstage after his home team the Eagles won last year, is still rooting for them!
He told "Extra's" AJ Calloway, “The Eagles didn't make it this year, but we're here… I'm rooting for the Eagles.”
Kevin was joined by The Plastic Cup Boys for his Sirius XM “Straight from the Heart” show. Kevin pointed out, “It ain't about me, it's about embracing who you got behind you. My radio show doesn't work without my brothers.”
On a more serious note, Kevin said, "It's authentic conversations. We engage, but we do it differently.”
Speaking out on what happened to “Empire” star Jussie Smollett, who reported being the victim of a hate crime this week, Kevin said, “In a time like this, you just have to be open in making people aware that hate crimes shouldn't be accepted. Not only should not be accepted, accepting people for who they are is what we are and what we should do.”
Hart communicated with Smollett and "Empire" creator Lee Daniels, saying, “I openly had a conversation with him and with Lee, and I'm here, I'm fully supportive of him and whatever he needs at this time. More importantly, making people understand this is not what we are and what our country should be doing, not at this time.”
Earlier this week, Smollett, who is black and gay, reported being attacked by two white men in ski masks who allegedly pulled a noose around his neck, shouted racial and homophobic slurs, even pouring bleach on him, as TMZ first reported.