Kevin Hart Speaks out, Defends Ellen DeGeneres Amid Show Scandal

by Samantha Stutsman

Kevin Hart is speaking out in defense of his longtime friend, Ellen DeGeneres, who has been accused of fostering a “toxic work environment” on the set of her daytime talk show.

In support of his fellow comedian, the “Jumanji” star, 41, shared a statement on Instagram.

“It’s crazy to see my friend go thru what she’s going thru publicly. I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the fucking planet. She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day 1,” Hart wrote on Tuesday.

Kevin Hart went on to call the internet “a crazy world of negativity,” and expressed his disapproval for “falling in love with peoples down fall.”

“I stand by the ones that I know and that I love. Looking forward to the future where we get back to loving one another…this hate shit has to stop,” Hart continued. “Hopefully it goes out of style soon.”

The dad of three concluded by saying, “This post is not meant to disregard the feelings of others and their experiences…It’s simply to show what my experiences have been with my friend. Love you for life Ellen.”

In the comments, race car driver, Marco Andretti, wrote: “You nailed it bro.”

Kevin Hart Joins Handful of Other Celebrities Supporting Ellen DeGeneres

Hart isn’t the only celebrity to speak out on behalf of Ellen—Katy Perry, Diane Keaton, Ashton Kutcher, and Ellen’s wife Portia De Rossi have all done the same.

“I haven’t spoken with @TheEllenShow and can only speak from my own experience. She & her team have only treated me & my team w/ respect & kindness,” Kutcher tweeted. “She never pandered to celebrity which I always saw as a refreshing honesty. When things aren’t right she handles it and fixes.”

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