Posting old homophobic tweets from female comedians to defend Kevin Hart?


EXCERPT: In an attempt to defend Kevin Hart, who stepped down from hosting the Academy Awards following a backlash over his past homophobic comments, Nick Cannon has resurfaced old tweets from Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman and Chelsea Handler that he says also used homophobic language.

“Interesting,” Cannon, 38, tweeted on Friday evening alongside an old tweet of Handler’s from 2010. “I wonder if there was any backlash here…”

In the message, she [Chelsea Handler] wrote, “This is what a f— bird likes like when he flexes,” including a photo that is no longer available.

Cannon went on to share a 2012 tweet from Schumer, in which the comedian wrote, “Enjoy skyfall f—. I’m bout to get knee deep in Helen Hunt #thesessions.”

“I’m just saying… should we keep going???” he captioned the message.

He also resurfaced a 2010 tweet from Silverman — who recently said she cringes at “material I did 10 years ago” — where she wrote, “I dont mean this in a hateful way but the new bachelorette’s a f—.” [...] Speaking about her past mistakes, Silverman recently told The Guardian, “All I can do is learn from it, be changed forever by it, and do what I can to make it right going forward.”

“Certainly stuff that I did 10 or 15 years ago, I cringe at now,” she continued, adding that she now sees the jokes “very differently.”

I don't know that it's a defense so much as it is highlighting the hypocrisy of the left, where these comediennes aren't being equally castigated. When's the last time any of these women lost a gig because of these jokes? Is it because they are women, because they spout enough leftist bullshit, or because they don't work enough anymore for anyone to notice?

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