Jean-Paul Sartre once said that hell was other people, but that’s because he didn’t live long enough to watch Kevin Hart complain about cancel culture in a Netflix docuseries.
In a move that is sure to go over well, the streamer announced this week that Hart will be starring in Don’t F**k This Up, a six-episode series chronicling the controversy surrounding his aborted stint hosting the 2019 Academy Awards. The comedian stepped down from the ceremony after old tweets resurfaced in which he claimed would break a dollhouse over his son’s head if he saw him playing with it and remarked that a fellow actor looked like a “walking billboard for AIDS,” among other things.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series “will follow Hart through his day-to-day life as he deals with the fallout from his Oscars controversy” and also features “interviews with Hart's friend [sic] and family, archival footage from Hart's childhood and early stand-up gigs and personal anecdotes.”
Although Hart pledged in comments posted to Instagram Tuesday that the series will be “real,” “raw,” and “transparent,” that’s not likely to be the case. While the performer repeatedly claimed he had already apologized for his anti-gay jokes many times over the years, Vulture could not locate any public record of his alleged contrition. He has not clarified when or where these alleged apologies took place, even as he got Ellen Degeneres to cape for him.
But the truth is that Hart couldn’t apologize for making bigoted, outdated jokes at the expense of the LGBTQ+ community because they have been the backbone of his entire career — from Think Like a Man to Get Hard, the latter of which is a feature-length prison rape joke. (Literally, even the title is a gay joke.)
Don’t F**k This Up will reportedly bow on Netflix on December 27, just days after his new film, Jumanji: The Next Level, premieres in theaters. It’ll give you something else to fight with your family about at Christmas!