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Ellen DeGeneres is being ridiculed on social media for openly supporting Kevin Hart after his nearly decade old homophobic comments (which he has apologized for).

Kevin Hart is appearing on Ellen’s show today (Friday) to promote his new movie ‘THE UPSIDE’. The conversation quickly shifted to Ellen encouraging Kevin to host the Oscars because in her eyes, the LGBTQ is fine with Hart’s apology to the community.

Ellen dismissed Hart’s critics as “trolls”, and she then doubled down and said that he has a “right” to host the Oscars, and she called them and confirmed that they wanted him to host.

Hart called the criticism of him “a malicious attack on his character” where people went back to 2008 to dredge up his comments. Point of fact … he made homophobic comments years later as well.

There’s a HUGE backlash against Ellen for her defense and vicious attack on Hart’s critics… some calling it “a massive f***ing betrayal”

There are some who are outraged Ellen is putting herself out as speaking for the entire LGBTQ community, one person tweeting, “To Ellen. Unfortunately Mrs Ellen, this ain’t your fight. The harm is done and this man hasn’t learned.”

What do you think? Should Kevin Hart be forgiven and host the Oscars? Let me know in the comment section. In the meantime, watch this clip from Ellen and Kevin’s conversation.

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