Kevin Hart Slams Jussie Smollett's Hate Crime Attack After Homophobia Scandal

Kevin Hart Slams Jussie Smollett Attack Homophobia Scandal
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Jan. 30 2019, Updated 1:39 p.m. ET

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Kevin Hart is voicing his outrage over Jussie Smollett's allegedly homophobic and racist attack.

Hours after the Empire star was battered and tortured this Tuesday, January 29, the shamed comedian took to Instagram to speak of the incident.

"Sending prayers your way @jussiesmollett ....This is unbelievably sad. Why are we going backwards....this is disgusting. We as people have to do better," Hart, 39, wrote next to a photo of Smollett, 35.

Article continues below advertisement previously reported Smollett was tackled by two men in ski masks this Tuesday at around 2:00 a.m. in Chicago. After yelling racial slurs and punching him in the face, they poured an unidentified chemical substance on the actor, tied a rope around his neck and left. He is currently hospitalized and receiving treatment.

"WTF is going on the world???? 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," added Hart.

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Hart wasn't the only celebrity who addressed Smollett's horrific attack. Natalie Portman, Zac Posen, Priyanka Chopra and various others also took to social media to express their sadness.

Hart's comment though, however touching, garnered its own controversy. As readers recall, the funnyman went under fire just last month after a Twitter user retweeted homophobic comments he made 10 years ago.

Though Hart apologized and assured fans he'd matured and evolved since then, he was brutally slammed by the LGBTQ community — except Ellen DeGeneres — and forced to resign from his Oscars hosting gig!

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