hypocrisy now?

Twitter rips into Kevin Hart and D.L. Hughley for their remarks on Jussie Smollett’s attack

Kevin Hart, Jussie Smollett, D.L. Hughley

Yesterday, Jussie Smollett was attacked by two white men wearing ski masks who shouted, “Aren’t you that f*ggot ‘Empire’ n*gger?” before pouncing on him, breaking his rib, sliding a noose around his neck, dousing him in bleach, and fleeing the scene.

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Smollett was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries. The Chicago Police Department is now investigating the incident as a “possible hate crime.”

The response to the attack has been a mix of shock, sadness, heartbreak, and outrage, with a number of celebrities, activists, and other public figures speaking out in support of Smollett, who has since been released from this hospital.

Related: Twitter responds to the attempted lynching of Jussie Smollett

Among the calls for love and tolerance was none other than… Kevin Hart?

In an Instagram post, Hart called the incident “unbelievably sad” and decried society going “backwards.”

“This is unbelievably sad,” he wrote. “Why are we going backwards….this is disgusting. We as people have to do better. WTF is going on the world????”

He continued: “Why are we falling in love with hate???? God damn it people….Choose love…I repeat…Choose love. I will forever choose love and I will continue to teach my kids how to do the same. Stand strong brother”

The post was also shared on Hart’s Twitter page, where, let’s just say, it wasn’t received very warmly.

Here are just some of the responses…

But they don’t stop there…

At least D.L. Hughley, who was one of Kevin Hart’s loudest supporters during his whole homophobic joke scandal, had the good sense not to comment on the Smollett story.

Oh, wait.

And the response…

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