Point taken

Nick Cannon points out all those times white female comedians used antigay slurs and no one cared

Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, and Amy Schumer

Everyone’s been talking about comedian Kevin Hart and the 40+ antigay tweets that resurfaced from his Twitter page last week. The tweets included gay jokes, AIDS jokes, and homophobic slurs and ultimately resulted in Hart withdrawing from hosting the 91st Academy Awards.

Well, rapper/actor/comedian Nick Cannon did some detective work over the weekend and dug up old antigay tweets written by other comedians in an effort to expose the different standard he believes Hart is being held to.

Specifically, Cannon looked at white, female comedians.

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First, he shared a 2010 tweet from Chelsea Handler, who has a long history of cracking gay jokes, that included an antigay slur, and asking his followers, “Interesting, I wonder if there was any backlash here…”

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He also posted a 2010 tweet by Sarah Silverman where she called the new “Bachelorette” a homophobic word.

Then he shared a 2012 tweet from Amy Schumer in which she used an antigay slur, along with the caption, “I’m just saying… should we keep going???”

Neither Handler nor Schumer have responded to being called out for their homophobia, but Silverman has. Sort of.

Over the weekend, she retweeted an article where she talks about some of her old jokes.

“All I can do is learn from it, be changed forever by it,” she is quoted in the article, “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 sees many of her jokes “very differently” today.

What do you think? Is Kevin Hart being held to a different standard than other comedians who have used similar antigay rhetoric? Sound off in the comments section below…

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