After facing severe backlash following her own jokes about President Donald Trump, comedian Kathy Griffin is calling out Kevin Hart for his lack of material concerning politics and the president in his latest stand-up routine.
Griffin finds it odd that Hart, as an African-American comic, has avoided critiquing Trump since he’s been in office, unlike countess other stand-ups who’ve roasted 45 since his 2016 election.
“And look, if you want to not hear about Trump at all, go see Kevin Hart,” the comedian said in a USA Today interview. “I personally think that’s a p*ssy move because he’s a black man. But I guess he’s selling more tickets than I ever will.”
Fans of the Philadelphia funnyman have already come to his defense, saying that Hart has never been a political comedian.
Nope. Kevin Hart hasn’t told ONE political joke in his career. Not his lane. Much like telling Black men what to do isn’t Kathy Griffin’s. https://t.co/LSOp2CcRoz
— Ra’sclat Al Ghul (@Felonious_munk) June 14, 2018
Griffin faced heavy criticism for her own lampooning of the controversial leader after her photo holding a caricature of Trump’s severed head.
As a result, CNN cut ties with the former New Year’s Eve host and several theaters cancelled her live performances, according to CNN Money.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.