Did Y’all See? Why Do Justin Beiber & Kevin Hart Get A Pass?

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June 7, 2014 ‐ By

This week two very different topics found themselves intertwined during our weekly “Did Y’all See?” taping. In one segment we discussed Kevin Hart’s disappointing proclamation that homosexual and political subjects are off the table for him because the matters are too sensitive to joke about, meanwhile his excuse for continuing to implement colorism into his routines when discussing Black women is “I’m a comedian.”

On the other end of the spectrum, you have Justin Beiber who has been caught on more than one occasion making racist jokes that, surprisingly (or maybe not), everyone from Birdman to Whoopi Goldberg has defended. The latter saying that the n-word doesn’t carry any meaning in Canada as though that gives the teenybopper a pass.

All things considered, we have to ask if our own entertainers won’t speak out against inappropriate behaviors, and more importantly engage in them themselves, does anybody really care about black people — including us? Check out the commentary in the video above and weigh in with your own thoughts below. Do Justin Beiber & Kevin Hart get a pass?

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  • Lacey Dadrey

    The hell with Kevin Hart. I want black women to demand an apology from him. Otherwise, we should not continue to support his projects and allow him to continue working on BET. I am surprised that the Black actresses that he worked with have not commented.

  • az

    If we want Kevin hart to feel the punch, don’t go see ‘think like a man too’.

  • Get Over Yourself

    Just Beiber MOST Definitely does not get a pass from me and I dont take too kindly to Miley Cyrus either. I dont trust white people that love to come around “us” and change their whole persona to seem more “Hip Hop”(Justin B) or supposedly more “rachet” or risque as Miley. WE CANT CONTINUE TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR THAT TYPE OF BEHAVIOR.

  • CaribbeanGlow

    I enjoyed the round table with you ladies, and you made great points.

  • Suuzie

    I’m not interested in Justin Bieber in no way, shape or fashion and can care less what he said at 14 or 15 because if he continue to go to those black clubs somebody is going to pop him in his mouth. Kevin on the other hand will never see another penny of this black woman’s money, I will boycott every tv show, magazine, movie and concert wher he can get some free press or make a dime. Black women need to stop supporting these black men who don’t support us. I use to be so down for my black brothers when they needed my support, but not any more, I really think what is going on now with black marrying white women and a man like KH can say he will not tell jokes about other groups, but black is cool to be his target. No, no respect for this thing some call a man.

    • Jesse

      What does interracial marriage have todo with anything. Also kevin hart makes jokes not only about black women but the black community even other races. All comedians of all race, sex, or sexuality seem to make jokes about what group they belong to. Just watch last comic standing and you will see. It’s not just kevin hart this website just doesn’t like kevin hart because they didn’t mention how other comedians do it

      • hollyw

        You either are not familiar with KH’s material, or other comedian’s to compare the two as if he stands out in absolutely no way. One, at least half of KH’s jokes are about Black women, which is more than the average comedian’s material. Two, non-Black comedians who do joke about women rarely bring race into it. In fact, Black comedians tell more race jokes in general than any other race/ethnicity overall, so that already disproves your argument.

        Even comparing him to other Black comedians, however, his race jokes are more about Black women b/c he likes to talk poorly about his ex-wife. This wouldn’t be so bad if he did not have a habit of then generalizing it towards Black women altogether.

        • Jesse

          Missed my whole point, but whatever I’m not going to waste my time explaining it to you.

          • BeautyQueen

            You had no point. So sit down and be quiet.

            • Jesse

              I actually did have a point so you need to sit down and be quiet. How are you even going to tell me that I didn’t have a point, you aren’t me so you don’t know. You just sounded stupid

          • hollyw

            Your point was inaccurate, not complex, so no explanation is needed.

            • Jesse

              Please tell me what was inaccurate about my comment.

              • hollyw

                I will give you the courtesy you did not extend to me as best I can since that comment is no longer there. I believe you stated that KH’s material had as much racial content and as much woman- bashing as any other comedian, which I explained why that is not the case.

                • Jesse

                  Ok

        • Annalytical

          Well said. Thank you for taking your time to explain it to her.

      • Selena McQueen

        I completely agree with u. Kevin is just being singled out cuz he’s what’s hot right now

        • Jesse

          See you got my point. I wish I could like this a million times

    • guest

      I totally agree with your point that black women should only support black men that support/respect us.

      • az

        Which are no black male entertainers and even the females are suspect

        • Jesse

          But there are tons of black entertainers so you are telling me there isn’t one that is for black women. Also why are black women so sensitive about “stereotypical jokes” that most of the time are true about some not all, But us black men can’t walk into a store with out being followed or looked at funny. I love my black women and I support them it’s just when they start talking like they are the only group of people being discriminated against or getting such a hard time. Look at the Muslims they get a worse time than black women so does the gay community. I’m not trying to start anything with you I’m just trying to make u see my point

  • FromUR2UB

    When I heard the news of Justin Bieber’s n-word usage, I just felt…nothin’. I find him so uninteresting, I can’t even get mad when he does this thing to get attention. He reminds me of people who work so hard to fit in with whomever they think they need to fit in, that nothing is off limits to them. They will befriend or shun those they think will earn them points with the “cool kids”. I’ve seen people in their 40s do this kind of thing.

  • JML510

    I thought that Kevin Hart’s comments were pretty effed up about singling out BW to do jokes on over other groups. If you’re going to joke about people, why not be an equal-opportunity offender?
    With Justin “The Beaver” Bieber, I didn’t take his comments too seriously at all. He doesn’t strike me as someone who is racist; he’s just an overpaid, talentless idiot. All he did was crack a few jokes, and that was quite a few years ago. I don’t really get offended by non-Black people saying the “N” word; all it is is just a word.

    • CaribbeanGlow

      I don’t consider laughing about killing black people, whether you use the n word, or “black”, to be a joke. Justin was 14 or 15 and when you’re that age and commit a serious crime you can be charged as an adult. That’s because at that age you know right from wrong. No pass.

    • az

      Just because he’s a ‘rich kid’ doesn’t give him a free pass to say whatever he wants.

  • Selena McQueen

    I didn’t find Kevin Hart Jones offensive at all and Justin Bieber is just an A hole but what do u expect of him he a spoiled rich kid. I wouldn’t compare them 2 at all Kevin Hart is a comedian and most comedians base their material on stereotypes. I think people should just lighten up and stop being so sensitive but as far as the beibs he can just go far far far away somewhere

    • BeautyQueen

      Really?

      • Selena McQueen

        Really does any of this effect your day to day life….. No so who cares what they say if u don’t like it don’t support them that’s all. They hear u talking but once words start to affect their pockets that’s when it matters

        • az

          You’re really defensive. Just like you made a point, they are entitled to say B.S. You are giving them too much rope to disrespect us.

  • guest1

    kevin hart and Justin beiber are two peas in a racist pod as far as I am concern I see no difference between them.

    • Selena McQueen

      I don’t believe Kevin Hart is a racist at all and honestly Justin Bieber either

      • Annalytical

        Colorism is racism. Kevin Hart won’t make any political or gay jokes because he thinks people in those groups are important enough not to want to offend them. He is essentially saying dark skin black women are so unimportant that it doesn’t matter if he offends us. What message does that send to the rest of the world that a dark skinned black man feels this way about his own women.

        • Fair and Balanced

          Let’s face it some Blacks are just ignorant and are willing to give a pass to anyone and go along with anyone unless they are out of the mainstream if it is wrong for Donald Sterling and Paula Deen it is just as wrong for Justin Bieber and anyone including Blacks to continuously degrade Blacks in any way including Blacks who believe it is okay to degrade their own color, ignorance is ignorance.

          • Selena McQueen

            I hope your not calling me ignorant because in far from it. So what if I choose not to take part in this lynch mob. I am on the other hand entitled to my opinion and he is not the first comedian to make these kind of jokes so does that make them all racist. Justin Bieber is in a category of his own nobody takes him seriously and neither should u back down there’s more important things to worry about in life then this

        • FromUR2UB

          This is how I interpret Kevin Hart’s and many other’s stances: the gay community is a very wealthy and powerful political group. They are everywhere, and you don’t always know who they are or who’s connected to them. They have destroyed the careers of people who’ve opposed them. They’ve long controlled the entertainment industry, therefore people who make their livings in this field, are going to side with them because they believe that’s who butters their bread. That’s a survival tactic. Unfortunately, black women, as a group, don’t have that kind of clout, so loyalties don’t lie with us. I’m not saying I agree with that way of thinking; I’m simply saying that’s the way it is. He’s not the first and won’t be the last.

        • blogdiz

          Thank you for breaking this down for them this is why BW will remain at the bottom of the totem pole too much simple-mindedness we need some Annalytical thinking (LOL)

          P.S Note how quick Pharrell was to apologise to Native Americans and All BW got was verbal diarrhea and abuse about being too sensitive having low self esteem blah blah

          • Annalytical

            Exactly!! And thanks :)

          • CaribbeanGlow

            He apologized to Native Americans? I am so disgusted by him that I didn’t even read the stories on his backlash for that pic.

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