Kevin Hart is one of the US's all time favourite comedians.
The comic and actor is a household name across the globe - but from time to time he voices his opinion on social matters too... And last year he appeared in a New York Times feature where he said that white power and white privilege are currently at an all time high.
More specifically, Hart said:
I don't understand why everybody is so afraid to address the elephant in the room. It's shocking to me.
You're witnessing white power and white privilege at an all-time high.
For those who say they don't understand that, or don't see it, or are confused as to what that means, I'm going to say you're a part of the problem.
Many people agreed with Hart...
However one man who certainly did not was veteran comedian, Bill Maher, who just recently absolutely slammed Hart for his comments.
On his Real Time With Bill Maher show Friday, Maher said:
This is one of the big problems with wokeness, that what you say doesn't have to make sense or chime with the facts or ever be challenged, lest the challenge itself it conflated with racism.
But saying white power and privilege is at an all-time high is just ridiculous. Higher than a century ago, the year of the Tulsa Race Massacre? Higher than the years when the KKK rode unchecked and the KKK went unchallenged?
Higher than the 1960s when the Supremes and The Willie Mays still couldn't stay in the same hotel as the white people they were working with? Higher than during slavery?
"It's like situational blindness although it means you can't see that your dorm in 2021 is better than the South before the Civil War."
Who do you agree with?