Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld stepped up in a big way for fellow funny man Kevin Hart, implying that the Academy Awards are worse off since Hart backed out of hosting the program when outrage erupted over some of Hart’s past tweets that were called homophobic.
“Kevin is in a position, because he is a brilliant comedian, to kind of decide what he wants to do,” Seinfeld told host Willie Geist in a video interview for “Sunday Today” on NBC. “He doesn’t have to step down. But he can.”
Seinfeld added, “And when you look at that situation, well, who got screwed in that deal? I think Kevin’s gonna be fine … but … find another Kevin Hart? That’s not so easy. He’s a brilliant guy with a movie career.”