Torrei Hart Defends Ex-Husband Kevin Amidst Homophobia Controversy

"I think definitely if our son was to turn up gay, I don’t think he would be homophobic about it."

Torrei Hart, comedienne and the ex-wife of Kevin Hart, is standing by the comedian after anti-gay remarks and tweets came to light. These comments caused the Night School actor to step down from his role as the host for the 2019 Academy Awards.

Torrei, who is the mother of two of Kevin’s children, spoke with Inside Edition, and assured that her ex-husband is not homophobic, and that he would still love their 11-year-old son Hendrix if he was gay.

“He’s not. He’s a comedian and he was just making a joke,” she said. “I don’t think, of course, he wants a gay son — of course, you want your son to be like you – but I think definitely if our son was to turn up gay, I don’t think he would be homophobic about it. I think he would embrace him and love him the same.”

Kevin apologized for the comments made during his stand-up in the past, but Torrei feels that an apology wasn’t necessary this time around.

“I stand with him, I don’t think he should have apologized,” she continued. “I think they should still have him host. I mean, who are they going to get? Mother Theresa?”

Reports yesterday (Dec. 10) surfaced that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is considering holding the event without a host at all.

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John Wayne praised white supremacy, stealing indigenous land and downplayed black people's intelligence in unearthed 'Playboy' interview.
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John Wayne's Racist Unearthed Interview Shows That Things Haven't Changed

While he's been dead for nearly 40 years, film star John Wayne's comments from a May 1971 interview with Playboy are making headlines for his pretty racist rhetoric, and it shows that not much has changed in America.

The actor, who has been in films such as 1960's The Alamo and 1966's El Dorado, stated in the nearly 50-year-old interview that he was in favor of white supremacy, explaining his belief that black people weren't "sufficiently equipped scholastically" to be in charge of others.

"We can't all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of blacks," Wayne said in the interview in response to a question regarding Angela Davis and discrimination. He also explained his belief that there was nothing wrong with the "so-called stealing" of indigenous land, because at the time, it was "means for survival."

"There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves," he said.

While many have argued that Wayne's thought-process was par for the course for someone born in 1907, others insist that this type of thinking still persists today. Regardless of the time that's passed, this way of thinking has no place in 2019 America.

"Seeing John Wayne complain about seeing gay relationships in movies and accusing diverse roles as 'tokenism' pretty much tells me sh*t hasn't changed one bit," one Twitter user wrote.

Jesus fuck, John Wayne was a straight up piece of shit

(Playboy interview, May 1971) pic.twitter.com/okfG1iZb0U

— Matt Williams (@pixelpreaching) February 18, 2019

Seeing John Wayne complain about seeing gay relationships in movies and accusing diverse roles as "tokenism" pretty much tells me shit hasn't changed one bit. https://t.co/WxlH4q6UqR

— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) February 19, 2019

It doesn’t matter if John Wayne has been dead for 40 years, this kind of hate speech has no place in our society.

Please retweet so that as many people as possible can read it. https://t.co/MoEmbwI9QV

— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) February 19, 2019

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Burberry Apologizes For Hoodie With A Noose Around The Neck

Fashion brand Burberry has apologized after one of their designs, a hoodie featuring a noose around its neck, made its debut during London fashion week.

A statement released by the retailer revealed the item has been removed after one of the brand's own models took to Instagram to blast the fashion house for its cultural insensitivity.

"We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection," Marco Gobbetti, Burberry chief executive officer, said in a statement provided to CNN. "Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake."

Liz Kennedy was featured in the show and alleges her qualms about the noose went ignored. Kennedy also says some members of the staff joked about it prior to the show while hanging the noose from the ceiling.

"I had a brief conversation with someone but all that it entailed was 'it's fashion. Nobody cares about what's going on in your personal life so just keep it to yourself,' " she said.

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News of Burberry's noose-hoodie comes on the heels of Gucci's blackface controversy. The Italian luxury brand merited the ire of the Internet after their $890 balaclava turtleneck, which featured a cutout of red lips, caused many to blast the fashion house for the racist attire.

Celebrities including Spike Lee, T.I. and more vowed to boycott Gucci.

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Meek Mill Responds To Comedian Michael Rapaport's Critique

While Meek Mill's pregame performance at the NBA All-Star game on Sunday (Feb. 17) may have been praised by many on Twitter, there was one person who was not impressed by the Philadelphia rapper's appearance. Comedian/actor Michael Rapaport used his Twitter account to critique Mill, but the latter didn't hold his tongue back either.

"Aye @michaelrapaport don't ever use the word trash when you speaking on nothing from our culture unless you tryna get trashed," Meek wrote. "#2 who gave you authorization to be speaking on us? #3 what you charging now?"

Aye @michealrapaport don’t ever use the word trash when you speaking on nothing from our culture unless you tryna get trashed 🤫 #2 who gave you authorization to be speaking on us? #3 what you charging now? Last time I seen You you wanted a selfie 🥴 be great tho on the net 🤷🏾‍♂️

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 18, 2019

A couple of tweets after his first response to Rapaport, the "Going Bad" rapper posted a picture with the New York City native who he claims "wanted a selfie" with him.

Me:ayo yo who this? Anonymous: I think it’s the guy from white men can jump? Him: meek you so fire you give me that feeling what hip hop is missing ima fan “can I get a selfie”? Hurry up go head 🤦🏾‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/GJoMZotqG9

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) February 18, 2019

The tweets that got Mill fired up by the 48-year-old entertainer featured references about the rapper's previous beef with Drake and his, in Rapaport's opinion, incapability to rap on beat.

"Where I'm from, if you get dragged by DRAKE & don't respond you're & always will be WACK," Rapaport started.

Where I’m from, if you get dragged by DRAKE & don’t respond you’re & always will be WACK.

At least make it competitive. Re-Up Something

People catching feelings, cause you know I’m right about Meek Mill

— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) February 18, 2019

Meek Mill have a hearing problem? Because he rhymes off the actual beat on everything he’s on. Literally off the beat, like NoFlow

— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) February 18, 2019

The Next Friday actor has yet to respond to Meek's retort.

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