Kevin Hart Faces Backlash Over Fight With Personal Trainer In Netflix Docuseries
After gracing us with a plethora of films, TV series and stand-up comedy specials, Kevin Hart has curled out one more golden nugget for us to enjoy before the year is out.
Hart’s new docuseries, titled Don’t F**k This Up, is available to watch now on Netflix, and – according to the comedian himself – the reaction so far has been ‘unbelievable’.
In the docuseries, Kevin and his wife open up about their lives, relationship, family and the difficulties they have faced together. Kevin, for example, cheated on his wife Eniko in 2017, just a month after their son was born. While in 2018 the comedian faced huge backlash, and lost his position as host of the Oscars, when homophobic tweets came to light.
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I just want to take the time to say thank you to all of the people that helped make this Documentary special….This is a “HartBeat Production”….this is my first time producing a show like this….Thank you @netflix for believing in me and allowing me to be transparent…Thank you Magical Elves…Major thank you to Alex who was my director & spent so much time with me & my family & my friends….you’re amazing. Major thank you to @rockpaperscissorseditorial …. Words can’t explain how much I appreciate you guys!!!! I hope this inspires people to be themselves…at the end of the day we are all human…we aren’t robots…we all go thru shit…it’s not about how many times you fall…it’s about how many times you get up!!!!!! #LiveLoveLaugh
And while Hart has expressed his gratitude to fans and viewers of the new series on social media, calling himself ‘an open book’, ‘transparent’, and saying ‘it’s all about growth’, others have noticed a certain scene in the docuseries in which the 40-year-old doesn’t come across quite so positively.
Social media users have been sharing a clip which shows Hart on his private jet with friend and personal trainer Ron Everline. It seems, while playing cards together, the pair start arguing, with Hart asking Everline: ‘Do you even know what wealth is? Are you rich? Would you be okay if I ended all this today? Do you even own a home?’
Everline responds by saying: ‘You’re not the only client I do this for. I had money before you and would have it after you.’ But Hart presses on, replying: ‘You’re not wealthy, answer my question do you have a home?’
The argument then escalates even further:
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Comedian #KevinHart has put his flaws and all on display in his new #Netflix docuseries #DontFuckThisUp. But it’s one episode in particular that has everyone talking. _________________________________________________ In episode three, viewers get a closer look at Hart’s now infamous sex tape scandal. After getting shamed for cheating on his wife and publicly humiliating #EnikoHart during her pregnancy, the episode shows Hart on edge for being extorted by one of his closest friends. _________________________________________________ Towards the end of the episode, Hart gets into it a disagreement with his trainer/friend of 10 years/fitness director, #RonBossEverline. While on Hart’s private jet, the comedian and Everline begin taking shots at each other while playing cards. At one point, Kevin randomly looks at his trainer and says “Do you know what wealth is? Are you rich? Would you be okay if I ended all this today? Do you even own a home?” _________________________________________________ Everline responds by saying, “You’re not the only client I do this for. I had money before you and would have it after you”. To which, Kevin goes on to say “You’re not wealthy, answer my question do you have a home? If this ended today you’d be done.” After Kevin verbally attacked his trainer, Everline smacks the camera out of his face and jumps up ready to fight Kevin. Despite the major size difference, Kevin gets back in his trainer’s face, shoves him and points a finger in his face while shouting, “HEY YOU’RE OUT OF LINE” _________________________________________________ The episode ends with Hart admitting that he “fu*ked up”. In episode 4 you get to see Kevin send out a text apology to his staff of Black men while admitting that he’s still working on himself. _________________________________________________ How do you feel about the way Kevin reacted? Did he go too far or is all fair in an argument?
Since the docuseries aired, viewers have expressed their discomfort with the scene, particularly Hart’s seemingly aggressive manner.
As one person wrote:
I saw this video of Kevin Hart talking down to his trainer yesterday and it has been bothering my spirit ever since. I don’t care where you come from or what anyone has done for you, absolutely no-one has a right to speak to you like this.
I saw this video of Kevin Hart talking down to his trainer yesterday and it has been bothering my spirit ever since. I don’t care where you come from or what anyone has done for you, absolutely no-one has a right to speak to you like this. pic.twitter.com/Eef2PAcdZG
— harlot. (@findingmalo) December 30, 2019
Others defended Hart, however, with one person saying: ‘My view is Kevin is trying to educate him, sometimes the truth hurts. We have to be smart in life if everything stopped today can you survive? Do you have investments? Do you have savings? Are you financially independent? He got upset because of his ego.’
My view is Kevin is trying to educate him, sometimes the truth hurts. We have to be smart in life if everything stopped today can you survive? Do you have investments? Do you have savings? Are you financially independent? He got upset because of his ego
— Madamstorm (@Iammadamstorm) December 30, 2019
Thankfully, in the next episode of Don’t F**k This Up, Hart acknowledges his actions and apologises for his behaviour, adding they chose to include the footage of the argument intentionally so they could further clarify and learn from the situation.
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