Kevin Hart is a smart man who values his career over petty politics, saying he sees no value in bashing President Trump when his goal is to make people laugh.
“The way that I see it, my job as a comedian is to spread positivity. To make people laugh,” he said in an interview with the Daily Beast. “And I don’t want to draw attention to what’s already pissing us as a people off.”
Hart echoed this when he did an interview with Variety back in May.
“When you jump into that political realm you’re alienating some of your audience,” Hart said in May. Finally someone gets it.
He now desires to become a “a bright spot” for people.
“I want to take your mind off of whatever may be going on in your life that could be wrong and give you a reason to say, you know what? It’s going to be OK. That’s being the positive, motivating, inspiring person that I am, that I always will be,” Hart says.
“Everybody’s not going to see things the way I want to see them. And they shouldn’t,” the Hartbeat Productions boss says. “That’s what makes us individuals. In that particular realm, I keep my opinions to myself. And like I said, if I don’t have anything nice to say, I shouldn’t say it at all. I’m not in the business of trashing people.”
Hart’s films, including 2016’s Central Intelligence and the Ride Along franchise, have grossed nearly $1.5 billon domestically.