These days, the last comedian anyone wants to be confused with is Bill Cosby. Unfortunately for Kevin Hart, this is exactly what happened when a Google search for Cosby’s net worth turned up with a picture of himself attached to it. Catching wind of the mishap on Twitter, Hart requested that Google rectify the issue:
Oh @google can you please take my picture off of “Bills Cosby’s” net worth search….Thanks in advance guys!!!! Appreciate ya
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) March 17, 2016
Hart has commented on the controversy surrounding the rape allegations against Cosby last year. In his January 2015 cover story for Hollywood Reporter, Hart expressed that he was adamant about separating the accusations against Cosby from his work. During a tour through his home, he showed off a group of portraits of his comedic inspirations, one of which featured Cosby’s image. “I’m not going to take the picture down,” he said. “The picture serves a purpose for me. These were the men who built a legacy doing what they love to do, which is telling jokes.” He also gave his thoughts on whether he believed Cosby was guilty.
“Right now, it’s a lot of speculation,” he says. “All I can do is just say my prayers, and my wishes go out to all of the women who are potentially involved. His personal life has nothing to do with me. I can’t control it. I will never try. It doesn’t stop me from being an admirer of his work. His work and his personal life are two separate things.”
Our guess is that Kevin Hart just wants to be Kevin Hart.