After reading Huffpost article about Kevin Hart appearance on Ellen DeGeneres famous show, written by Mathew Jacobs, the company’s entertainment and culture writer, I made bold to say the article amounted to a ‘misuse of pen’.
In his analysis of Ellen incompetence in handling Harts interview in respect of his viral homophobic tweet, which obviously belongs to the past and to which he’d apologized, the writer Mathew Jacobs described Ellen as an entertainer who obviously didn’t handle the interview as a journalist.
The article is completely faulty as hate and hurtful words were injected intentionally into each and every sentence of it. But what I can’t figure out is the actual intent of the content. Going through the article on Huffpost which has the caption ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ Kevin Hart ‘Interview’ Is Artificial Talk-Show Culture At Its Worst’ It’s pretty much as though the writer is seeking for a never had public attention, which obviously would be achieve only if the Hollywood comic star Kevin Hart get offended and picks-up internet fight over it, or Ellen decides to give a voice about it…preferably on her popular show ‘Ellen DeGeneres’.
If not, and if he’s gay, fine. We’ll understand he’s making a defense for a community he belongs to and not veil the actual intent of his fight as though he wants factual journalism to be practiced.
Mathew Jacobs, the writer of that epistle in my opinion should also be held to make a public apology to the figures he slammed in his article, mostly to Ellen, whom he called names and practically faulted her approach while on the show with Kevin Hart.
I also think a big platform like Huffpost should have mechanisms in place to verify individual content, making sure they are devoid of such degrading features from their writers. Though it’s also a known fact that entertainment writers uses slamming celebrities as a rocket speed approach to grow. The likes of Perezhilton and many more.
In my opinion, it should still be done with discernment, in a way that it will not jeopardize the possibility of the image on focus being whom they have always been. Taking into account the writer’s view, a quick judgement would be that ‘Ellen DeGeneres’ as a show has lost its potency, and of-cause Kevin Hart should be jailed for a tweet.
I’m not defending Kevin Hart’s tweet, neither am I advocating for Ellen, but the words with which the article was composed really hurts. For example, he said, ”But as time when on, DeGeneres’ fame and riches ― a reported $87.5 million in 2018, for example ― seemed to distance her from the real world; today, she seems less engaged and more inaccessible, even if she tries to maintain her “be kind to one another” persona on-air.” Absolutely inconsequential at the time.
In another phrase he said, ”If Hart gets his job back, it’ll be because one privileged lesbian with a TV show called the many, many people who protested her friend’s problematic past “trolls.” She accomplished nothing except helping to restore Hart’s stature.”
He went on, ”DeGeneres is an entertainer, not a journalist. She’s not obligated to conduct interviews as if she were a reporter uncovering the truth. But she invited Hart on for an “honest” moment and delivered anything but. It’s hard to imagine Oprah Winfrey, Phil Donahue or Dick Cavett, were they still hosting their shows circa 2019, letting Hart ramble at length without posing follow-up questions.”
In all of these ramble, it’s most obvious that the Huffpost writer never researched around the issue before making use of his pen, otherwise he would have known that the purpose of Hart being on the Ellen DeGeneres show was not to discuss the tweet.
Kevin Hart went to hype his new movie on Ellen’s platform, as it was most appropriate that Ellen DeGeneres and Hart exchange pleasantries, which the infamous Huffpost writer faulted when he said,
”After introducing him as “my friend Kevin Hart,” Ellen DeGeneres spent the first segment of the episode chatting about New Year’s Eve, skiing and his new movie “The Upside” ― typical talk-show fodder that’s carefully pre-negotiated with producers. She called him “one of the most generous people” and prompted him to brag about the vintage cars he recently gifted to friends ― calculated talking points meant to make Hart seem likable, forgivable.”
It’s funny, if you imagine the ‘sarcasm’ with which the writer spells those worlds.
In a tweet Kavin Hart revealed that he just stopped by to talk his movie over with Ellen on the big show ‘Ellen DeGeneres’.
I stopped by theellenshow to do some promo for my new movie “The Upside” & ended up staying on for the entire hour. Trust me when I tell you that you won’t want to miss tomorrows episode.… https://t.co/acZfDxvAVg
— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) January 4, 2019
And Ellen also commented casually.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 4, 2019
So it’s not the do-or-die kind of interview aimed at bring Kevin Hart to book following his tweets.