Hart, who has faced his own share of public scrutiny, took to Instagram Tuesday to call DeGeneres “one of the dopest people” and say he’s standing “by the ones that I know and that I love.” He went on to call the internet “a crazy world of negativity,” where the downfall of people is celebrated.
“I have known Ellen for years and I can honestly say that she’s one of the dopest people on the f**king planet,” the fellow comedian wrote. “She has treated my family and my team with love and respect from day 1.”
Hart continued, “The internet has become a crazy world of negativity….we are falling in love with peoples down fall. It’s honestly sad…When did we get here? I stand by the ones that I know and that I love. Looking forward to the future where we get back to loving one another….this hate sh** has to stop. Hopefully it goes out of style soon….”
At the end of the message, he added, “This post is not meant to disregard the feelings of others and their experiences….It’s simply to show what my experiences have been with my friend. Love you for life Ellen…”
Kevin Hart and his wife, Eniko Parrish, with Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi at the2017 People’s Choice Awards 2017. (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for People’s Choice Awards)
DeGeneres faced backlash from the LGBTQ community and its supporters over her stance.