Social Media Sounds Off On Kevin Hart's 'Sexist' Opening Monologue On 'SNL'
Some Twitter users also pointed out his recent cheating scandal while his wife was eight months pregnant.
Kevin Hart appeared on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" as the host for the third time on Dec. 16. Unfortunately for the comedian, his opening monologue wasn't well-received all around.
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Hart kicked off the show with what he said was a taste of what fans should expect on his upcoming "Irresponsible" comedy tour. In his monologue, Hart discusses parenting challenges and included a few jokes on dads' responsibilities compared to moms' responsibilities.
"You never heard a kid say, 'I can't wait to get home and play with my mom. You ain't never heard that. 'Can't wait for mommy and me time.' That don't exist. Don't no kids say that. All the fun responsibility lies on the shoulder of the father."
Considering 2017 has been the year of the (black) woman, Twitter users didn't respond so well to Hart basically putting women back in the kitchen in the stereotypical "barefoot and pregnant" role.
Kevin Hart, do u know it's 2017?? This cold open would have been funny in 1950 #SNL— Miranda Bubenheim (@MirannyBub) December 17, 2017'
Gosh, what a groundbreaking monologue about traditional gender roles and how dads are more “fun” than moms, Kevin Hart. Hard pass. #SNL— heidi “the rock” vanderlee (@heidivanderlee) December 17, 2017'
Turned off SNL after Kevin Hart's sexist and mosoginistic monologue. He is disrespectful of women, marriage and parenthood. Please do not have him return as a host. 👎👎— Gloria Morris (@glorismorris) December 17, 2017'
The Kevin Hart monologue on SNL tonight sucked. Hey Kevin, some women have to go back to work 6 weeks after their baby is born.. spare me the monologue “daddy’s home”.— lulu (@lod59) December 17, 2017'
I just don’t get Kevin Hart’s style of comedy. Came across particularly tone deaf on #SNL monologue considering today’s “climate”.— Dave Brinkhus (@DaveBrinkhus) December 17, 2017'
One user said comedians can't just tell jokes anymore because people are so easily offended.
Comedians can’t even be comedians these days, my guess is most people upset over @KevinHart4real monologue are not parents. Land of the Offended, and Home of the Outrage. #SNL #KevinHart https://t.co/Up8vMXJP7z— W. Michael Galliher (@_wmgalliher) December 17, 2017'
Is Kevin Hart talking about the *difficulties* of playing with your baby? Bitch, you cheated on your wife while she was cooking that baby for 9 fucking months #snl— Krystina Decker (@krystinadecker) December 17, 2017'
Family jokes aren't as funny when you know they cheated on their pregnant wife. #SNL— Ali (@madeira_blue) December 17, 2017'
As of Sunday morning, Kevin Hart hadn't responded to these reactions to his recent "SNL" appearance and has only retweeted fans who tweeted positively about his performance.