Kevin Hart Speaks Out Against Bill Maher's N-Word Joke

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Formerly known as Little Kev The Bastard, Kevin Hart has become quite the big comedic sensation.

He stopped by Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club to chop it up with the hosts as he celebrates the release of his new book, "I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons." While Hart is known to be a big jokester, he got serious when discussing Bill Maher's use of the n-word in a joke.

Charlamagne Tha God brought up the Bill Maher situation and wanted to know if Hart felt that comedians had a license to say or do anything. Hart said they don't and he tires to curve himself as well from those situations.

The comedian continued to say that it is a different time now and you can play the comedian role and use the Freedom of Speech excuse all you want.

However, you know what you're saying and the backlash that can come from it.

Hart said he would use slander to talk about homophobia back in the day and it never came off as offensive. Now, it's a totally different story as people take that kind of slander in the same disrespectful manner that he would take a racial slur.

Hart also used Kathy Griffin's incident to make the same point. He said he didn't believe that Maher is racist but it was inappropriate to use the word as comfortably as he did.

He called Maher's use of the word on his platform tacky and said he wouldn't do that because he is conscious of his platform now.

Hart said he knows the impact that his words have because of the brand that he has built. You can hear the complete interview with Kevin Hart and The Breakfast Club in the video below.

Kevin Hart Speaks Out Against Bill Maher's N-Word Joke