- The Washington Times - Monday, December 10, 2018

Actor and MTV host Nick Cannon dug up a handful of past tweets showing liberal comedians Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer using the same anti-LGBT slur that got comedian Kevin Hart ousted from his Oscars-hosting gig last week.

Mr. Cannon, who recently called Mr. Hart “the hardest working, kindest and most generous dude” in the entertainment industry, came to Mr. Hart’s defense on Friday after the “Jumanji” star was forced to resign from hosting the Oscars over resurfaced tweets of him using an anti-LGBT slur.

Mr. Cannon on Friday railed against political correctness, calling out Ms. Handler, Ms. Silverman and Ms. Schumer for using the same word and not facing similar backlash.

“Interesting,” Mr. Cannon tweeted with a screenshot of an old tweet from Ms. Handler in 2010. “I wonder if there was any backlash here…”

In the message, Ms. Handler wrote, “This is what a f— bird likes like when he flexes,” including a photo that is no longer available.

Mr. Cannon shared a 2012 tweet by Ms. Schumer, who wrote, “Enjoy skyfall f—. I’m bout to get knee deep in Helen Hunt #thesessions.”

Mr. Cannon also highlighted a 2010 tweet by Ms. Silverman, who wrote, “I dont mean this in a hateful way but the new bachelorette’s a f—.”

Ms. Silverman, who has apologized for her past tweets before, said Friday that she had “zero recollection” of ever using the word.

“Seems 2B satirical in intention as it’s a hate word4 gay males & I’m talking about a cis straight woman,” she tweeted. “Yuck. sorry. Gross. No excuse.”

She later retweeted a thread by gay British author Greg Hogben, who said it’s OK for the female comedians to use such humor because of their continued support of the LGBT community.

“They used their massive platforms to help us long before marriage equality,” Mr. Hogben argued. “I can’t say the same for Kevin Hart.”

Ms. Handler and Ms. Schumer have not yet responded to Mr. Cannon’s tweets.

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